The Women’s ‘Development Squad’ was set up at the start of the 2020/21 season after the club created a partnership with both BHASVIC and Withdean Youth. As a club, we felt it was important to ensure there was a pathway for girls wanting to play senior football. The link with Withdean Youth allowed for this pathway to continue from their U16 girls team straight in to the Saltdean United Women’s Development Squad. In addition to this, the Tigers also formed an academy with BHASVIC which has seen players play for the college side and represent Saltdean on a Sunday.
The DS currently play in the Sussex County Women and Girls Premier Division in tier 7 of the women’s pyramid. The side is managed by Joe McTiffen with former Tiger Amy Perkins assisting. Martin Perkins recently stepped down from the first team to become the Development Squad’s coach.
Games are played on a Sunday afternoon with home matches being played at BACA / Hill Park.