Posh Women reserves to become development squad from next season.

Following another successful season for the player pathway at Peterborough United Women, we can announce that the reserves will change their name to the development squad for the 2022/23 campaign.

The club are committed to creating a successful pathway for female footballers, helping develop and build a platform for the next generation of female players to progress into the first team, and we believe changing the name to the development squad reflects that.

Nicole Hendrick has highlighted another successful campaign for the player pathway after she became the fifth reserve player to feature for the first team this season, following in the footsteps of Elloise Copson, Destiny Makanjuola, Neive Corry and Milly Ramm.

Posh Women General Manager Bobby Copping said: “I think it’s really important I change the image to be aligned with what we want to do. I feel a reserves team doesn’t reflect this, however a development squad sets out a clear statement. Our development squad will focus on giving players an opportunity to develop into our first team, as we have seen in the last few weeks with Nicole and Neive both featuring for the first-team.”

The newly-named development squad retained their status in the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Division One South in their debut season at this level, and are looking forward to returning for the new campaign in July.