Jake Poole

Posh Women have appointed a new management team ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Peterborough United Women are delighted to announce Jake Poole as the new First Team Manager with Georgia Clarke taking the role as assistant.  

Poole started his career as a coach at Leicester City in the Women’s Championship, before spending four years at Long Eaton United Ladies. He was recently the Assistant Manager at Huddersfield Town Women in Tier 3 before taking on the role in PE2. 

Poole is currently Head of Women’s Football and The University of Nottingham with his programme becoming the number one ranked in the country, achieving the title of National Champions last year in the process.

“I’ve been in some really good roles, in recent years, at different clubs and I have a lead role in a university setting, but this is my first time in a management role. It’s a really exciting step- one I think I’m ready for and one I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to.

“I’m really looking forward to getting started. It’s an exciting place to be with lots of ambition. The club has made some brilliant progress over the last couple of years, and I think the investment shown in the women’s programme has been really evident. I am prepared to build on that and try and take the club to even bigger things. There is a good group of players here that I am excited to start working with. This is a progressive, ambitious club and I am delighted to be here.”

Posh Women General Manager Sam Winch commented: “I am thrilled to introduce Jake Poole as our new manager. With his experience in women's football, I am confident that he will bring a fresh perspective and drive our team to new heights. His passion for the game and dedication to developing players, make him the ideal candidate to lead our team and instil a new culture within the club.

“Jake's background in women's football is impressive, but what stood out for me was how his footballing principles were in line with our clubs' new philosophy. The First Team is going through a period of change and there is no secret to our strong ambitions. That said, Jake is someone who understands the importance of developing not just the player, but the person as well.

“His knowledge of the game and tactical expertise will be invaluable in guiding our team to success. I am excited to see the positive impact he will have on our players and the club as a whole and I have no doubt that our team will thrive and achieve great things under his management.”

Poole will be assisted by Georgia Clarke, who has spent a successful stint as Interim Manager at Real Bedford Ladies, alongside a hugely successful number of years within the Posh Foundation, which has included coaching and managing the Under 19s Scholarship Programme, with a huge array of success. 

Clarke is excited to step up into the Women’s first team set-up. “I have been overseeing the Girls Elite and Development Centre alongside managing the Under 19s Scholarship Programme. I know the majority of the Under 23s already and I’ll be reunited with a few familiar faces in the First Team that I coached a few years ago, so I am really excited about this opportunity. 

“I know the pathway really well and I know the club like the back of my hand. My job is to support Jake and bring my experience of the game and help the team be as successful as we can.”
Poole and Clarke will be accompanied by returning Goalkeeping Coach, Steve Corry. Winch is delighted with the management team that has been assembled and is looking forward to the new campaign. 

“Georgia joins us on the back of a very successful season with Real Bedford Ladies, managing the club to a superb treble. Her dedication to developing young, local, talented players makes her the perfect fit for our club and will be a brilliant addition to our management team.

“I am also pleased to have Steve Corry continue as the club's goalkeeping coach. His commitment to the club and the players is commendable, and I am excited to see Steve continuing to play a vital role in the new setup. I believe we have a dynamic management group and am excited about the future.”

  • Photo Credit: Darren Wiles


Georgia Clarke
Georgia Clarke