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The Happiness Index Sponsor Lewes FC Captain, Rhian Cleverly

The Happiness Index is delighted to announce their sponsorship of Lewes Football Club women’s captain, Rhian Cleverly for the 2022/23 season.  

Lewes FC captain Rhian Cleverly and The Happiness Index

Lewes FC are globally renowned for their drive to change football for good. In 2017, they became the first (and currently only) professional or semi-professional club in the world to start treating its women footballers the same as its men – the same playing budgets, same pitch, same training facilities. As well as baking equality into everything they do, Lewes FC want to use the power of football to create social change via a 100% fan-owned and not-for-profit business model.

The Happiness Index platform uses a range of neuroscience-based surveys that enables companies to understand how employees think, feel and behave across the employee experience. This real-time employee feedback empowers organisations to drive cultural change through targeted action plans. They work with HR and People professionals to build business cultures like Lewes FC that empower organisations to give their people the Freedom to be Human.

Matt Phelan, Co-Founder of The Happiness Index comments: “I first heard the Lewes FC story when Karen Dobres joined one of our events to share the story of how they won an award for inclusion. I was blown away by how closely aligned the vision, mission and purpose of Lewes FC was with that of The Happiness Index. We’re delighted to sponsor Rhian this season and to help share their Equality FC campaign more widely with our Happiness and Humans community.”

Rhian joined Lewes FC in July 2019 following a successful season in France at Le Havre (HAC). The centre-back, hails from Pontypool and made her international debut for Wales in July 2014. She took on the captaincy in the 2020/21 season winning awards for Coaches’ Player of the Season, Supporters’ Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season. 

Rhian says: “Having taken a Masters degree in Sports Psychology, I’m a firm believer in the link between a player’s happiness off the pitch and their performance on it. I’m honoured to be sponsored by The Happiness Index and to represent Lewes FC in the Women’s Championship for the 2022/23 season”.  

Caroline O’Keeffe, Chief Marketing Officer adds: ”As Lewes FC is my local club, being able to support them through The Happiness Index is a dream come true. We spend our days talking to organisations who want to create thriving cultures built on the happiness and engagement of their people and creating a purpose that their people and customers really connect with. Lewes FC are a fantastic example of how to go about building this journey and reimagining how an entire sector should operate”.   

Join The Lewes FC Journey

For just £50 you can become an owner of Lewes FC and join their mission to change football for good. 

About The Happiness Index

The Happiness Index helps organisations measure the key employee engagement AND happiness drivers to power their people strategy. Our unique platform offers the products, insights and tools to shine a light on your cultural health and empower management to drive thriving cultures. Our neuroscience-based pre-built surveys measure the full employee experience. By measuring the heart and brain of your organisation, we help you understand how employees think, feel and behave. We empower and enable managers to move from feedback to insight to action. We work across 90 countries with clients as diverse as Sodexo, Darktrace, Rocco Forte Hotels and Unilever.


Caroline O’Keeffe, Chief Marketing Officer, The Happiness Index



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