City of Birmingham Rockets can today announce that Women’s First Team Head Coach Peter Mintoft will step down from his position to enable a new appointment for the 2022/23 season.

The legendary coach oversaw our inaugural season in NBL Women’s Division Two with the team showing great development as the season progressed.

Coach Mintoft will remain with the group, supporting a new Head Coach in the 2022/23 season as Rockets aspire to build upon the foundations laid.

Rockets CEO Robert Palmer said, “I would like to thank Peter for his blood, sweat and tears in helping us establish our women’s programme over the past twelve months.

“In addition to the challenges of producing a team to compete on the national stage, Peter has also established a wider group of female players who are currently gaining invaluable experience in Local League competition.

“We have seen much promise within the female programme to give us great optimism for the future.

“This is an exciting time here at Rockets. Whoever is chosen to lead the women’s team forward will have the full support of the Club and be fortunate enough to lean on Coach Mintoft’s experience for the betterment of the programme.”

Reflecting on his time leading our Women’s First Team, Coach Mintoft said, “The girls have been fantastic to work with this season.

“We were just lacking a bit of experience at that level at times but towards the end of the season things were going well and I’m really proud of the progress that we have made.

“Stepping back to be an assistant will allow me more time to help the players individually as this can be difficult to do as a Head Coach.

“I’m looking forward to continuing with the female programme in this new position and supporting whoever comes in to lead the team from next season.” 

We would like to place on record our profound thanks to Coach Peter Mintoft for his tireless effort and commitment to establishing a senior female programme at the Club and look forward to working with him moving forward.