Stevenage Ladies are to be renamed as Stevenage FC Women, with the day-to-day running handled by the club’s Foundation.
Head of Stevenage FC Foundation, Joe Goude told the club website: “We are delighted to be bringing the Women’s side into the Foundation and providing governance, marketing and logistical support for them to not only consolidate their position in the FA Women’s National League South East Division but to push the team forward and strive for promotion to the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division.
“The move strengthens the Foundation’s vision of providing opportunities for people to realise their potential and alongside our girls’ development pathway, established last season, we feel there is a solid pathway in place that compliments the local grassroots game whilst also offering talented female footballers the chance to play in a National League.”
The Foundation have moved quick to make some initial structural changes with Project Officer, Dani Toyn supporting Dave Potter in the secretary role and retaining Mark Dicker as Manager with Dave and Graeme Smith staying on as coaches.
Manager Mark Dicker said, “The change to Stevenage FC Women is really significant for the future of the club.
“I am delighted that myself and my team will be here to help guide the club forward and now that we are playing under the banner of Stevenage FC Foundation, it should provide us with an ever greater footing for onward success.”
The club have applied for the Development Team (formerly reserves) to enter the National League Reserve Divisions, while trials are set for this Sunday 2nd June. For more info on how to apply, click here.