Jack Hunt Visit

On Thursday (24th) November, Peterborough United Women's first-team player Jess Evans spent the afternoon visiting young budding female footballers at Jack Hunt School.

The midfielder was on hand to pose for photos, sign autographs, answer questions and participated in a dedicated afternoon session for girls' football based at Jack Hunt School, where she went to school during her secondary school years.

Evans said: “It was amazing to be invited back to my old secondary school to speak with the girls football club. I couldn’t believe the amount of girls that were there. It was encouraging to see a variety of ages and abilities in the sessions. Everyone was having fun and that is what it’s all about.

“I must admit I was a little overwhelmed when they were all asking for photos & signatures. I was signing shinpads & boots, which is showing that women’s football is growing at such a rapid pace and I’m excited for any girl that is currently involved in the sport, but also for those who will be involved in the future. It’s going to be great.”

Teacher Ashley Piper said: “We were very excited to invite Jess down to Jack Hunt School. As a past student, she shared her past experiences and challenges which made her the player she is today. Students had a chance to ask questions and play football with Jess, challenging her in a series of drills and games. She definitely inspired the next generation of ladies football here at Jack Hunt School."