Jess Evans Signing

Evans signs terms for Posh Women ahead of next season.

Peterborough United Women are delighted to announce that midfielder Jess Evans has put pen to paper, agreeing terms with the club ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Evans, who joined Posh Women last summer from Cambridge City Ladies, becomes the second player to have put pen to paper following in the footsteps of defender Niamh Connor, who both have agreed terms for the first time in their careers.

The midfielder, who made 32 appearances last season and netted five goals, has become a key component of Dan Lawlor’s side, being utilised in defence and midfield, and was pleased to have the faith shown in her by the club.

“I’m really excited to have signed terms with the club,” Evans said. “I believe there are some really exciting things coming this season, a lot happening behind the scenes and really looking forward to being a part of it. When I signed last season, I was unsure where my place in the team would be, whether I would play regularly or not, but to be offered terms a year later and to sign them is really exciting. 

“The last season has been a challenge, being an older player injuries have been something that’s been quite difficult for me throughout the campaign. The step-up to the FA Women’s National League is quite intense and managing my recovery whilst still wanting to play has been a challenge for me. It was a really good season as a team, reaching the third round of the FA Cup and winning the County Cup while finishing fourth in the league.

“However, we want to continue progressing next season and one of the aims is to finish inside the top two, that’s something we can definitely achieve but I’m just looking forward to getting back to training now.”

Evans was awarded the Women’s Community Player of the Year at our End of Season Awards Night back in April and she spoke about the importance of building that relationship between the community and the club.

“I have not played for a club before where these visits have been a big part for the players, but it’s something I love doing and enjoyed throughout the season. If you look at the stats of the attendances this season it has been really consistent and that has been through the hard work from all players to connect with the community, building that bridge and getting that relationship."