​A British football club has become the first in history to pay the women's team as much as they pay the men's.


Lewes FC, who's men's team play their matches in the Isthmian League Division One South, have agreed to pay the women's team equal to what the men get paid and according to the ​Independent - they will also get equal resources, facilities and training equipment for the new season ahead.

The club are currently running a campaign to bring equality to the world of football and the club's director Jacquie Agnew hopes it will bring a change in attitude for the sport right up to Premier League level.


Agnew said: "At Lewes FC we believe that there should be a level playing field for women in football. By committing to paying our women’s and men’s teams equally, and providing equal resource for coaching, training and facilities, we hope to spark a change across the UK that will help put an end to the excuses for why such a deep pay disparity has persisted in our sport."


She added: "Together with our owners, donors and sponsors, Lewes FC can show that equal pay can be implemented to the benefit of both women and men in sport and beyond."

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John Donoghue, the manager of the first-team at Lewes, is proud of the club for the part they're playing in equality and believes the drive and desire is there across all women's teams in England and he feels they deserve more for what they do.


Donoghue said: "I am proud that Lewes FC has stepped up to launch the Equality FC campaign. Every day I see the passion and commitment our players have for the game, and I am sure this is mirrored across the country in women's football."


He added: "For female players to have the same rewards as their male counterparts for doing the same job is a fantastic leap forward for women's football. This sends a powerful signal to not only our players and our club, but to the whole UK football community that women's football deserves an equal voice and support to men’s."