Chapter 7

Be a fan

Learn why getting involved with the beautiful game outside of your own club is essential.

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Living just 10 minutes away from the Dripping Pan, Shrey has a close connection with the town and club community.

Before joining the club, Shrey made a point of finding accommodation close by.

"If my role is in community engagement, I need to live in the community,” Shrey states. “I think it's really crucial to integrate yourself and be a fan. So when you go to other games, it gets you thinking about what a fan would want in this situation."

As a football fan himself, Shrey has a natural affinity for understanding what fans want. But he also takes inspiration from his trips around the country to other games – learning from clubs that do things differently to Lewes FC, and challenging his own preconceptions about the sport.

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