MK Dons Women are excited to announce the launch of its first sister-club programme.
For the remainder of the 2021/22 season, AFC Dunstable Women will become the MK Dons’ first sister club, provide opportunity for the clubs’ young talent in the development team to experience senior women's football.
On the launch of the programme, MK Dons Sport Head of Football & Performance Jack Sharp commented: “This programme is critical to the function of player development at the club.
“With this in place, we can provide opportunity for identified talent to experience senior women's football for the first time in an environment were winning 3 points is a measurement of success.”
Sharp added: “This programme will allow our players to experience football diversity at another club that will support our players in developing the mindset and mentality needed to step up into our first team.”
Sally Collins, AFC Dunstable Women’s Vice President, said: “AFC Dunstable Women are buzzing to be in partnering with the MK Dons to help progress young players by giving them access to Women’s football in our competitive league.
“Our Committee Coaches and players are fully engaged and committed to this fantastic partnership which we believe will be very beneficial to both clubs.”
Collins continued: “We are very excited at the prospect of having young talented players loaned to us from the MK Dons with a joint vision to help them progress on their pathway to first team football at their club.
“The benefit to AFC Dunstable Women is immense. As a Club we can benefit from so much of MK Dons blueprint and successes.”
An exciting partnership for the future of MK Dons Women and AFC Dunstable Women aiding the development of young players in the wider community, you can keep up to date with the players and live updates via social media @MKDonsFCWomen or, for more information, visit www.mkdonsset.com/mk-dons-women.