Posh Women have new home for the 2022/23 campaign.
Peterborough United Women are delighted to announce that their home games will now be played at the JJ Mac Stadium Abbey Lawn, the home of Bourne Town Football Club, for the 2022/23 campaign.
The Posh Women previously played their games at idverde Training Ground, but after the enormous success of the Lincoln City fixture last Wednesday, which saw 2,328 supporters attend the Weston Homes Stadium, the club want to continue the growth of the women’s fanbase by hoping to attract larger attendances with the move to Bourne Town's stadium.
The JJ Mac Stadium Abbey Lawn, which has a capacity of 2,000, provides much-needed facilities for the club and Chris Good, chairman of Bourne Town, is delighted to help develop the women’s game in the local area.
Good said: “Bourne Town Football Club are delighted that Posh Women have chosen us to host all of their home games for the 2022/23 season and we look forward to a successful relationship together. This partnership is a positive step for both clubs and an excellent opportunity to showcase and further develop the Women’s game in the local community.
“We will be working closely to provide an excellent facility on match days and we hope the ladies settle in and make The Abbey Lawn their own. All at Bourne Town Football Club are very excited and cannot wait to host the first match.”
Posh Women General Manager Bobby Copping: “I am delighted to have agreed on a season-long partnership to play all of our home games at Abbey Lawn, Bourne Town Football Club. It has always been a target of mine to get the team playing at a more stadium-like venue to further improve the professionalism of the club, especially after our recent success where we saw over 2000 fans attend the Weston Homes Stadium to watch us.
“Abbey Lawn gives us the capacity to build a real fan base with a target of averaging the highest attendance in the FA Women's National League over the season, it also brings that real match day feel for the staff and players. A massive thank you to Bourne Town’s chairman, Chris, who has been brilliant in agreeing to this partnership, which I’m sure will be the start of a successful relationship between our clubs.”
The first game to take place at the JJ Mac Stadium Abbey Lawn on Sunday as they welcome Stockport County Ladies in the Determining Round of the FA Women’s National League Cup.
Posh Women Development Squad games will remain at the idverde Training Ground, with their first home game of the season on Sunday 18th September against Dunton & Broughton United Ladies.