Posh Deaf forward Will Palmer has been selected for both England U21 futsal squad and the mens 11-a-side teams in deaf football.
Palmer, who has been with Posh deaf since it was established in 2012 as an 11-year old, also plays for Peterborough Northern Star’s Under 16’s team. He’s been involved with the FA’s talent camp for 2-years in preparation for selection to the squads.
Phillip Gardner, the gold medal winning former manager of Great Britain’s Deaf Mens Football Team, has joined Peterborough United.
Mr Gardner, a gold medal winner at the 2005 Deaflympic Games in Melbourne during his 15 year tenure as national manager, was impressed by Peterborough’s vision and ambition.
He begins work in March when he will meet players as the preparations begin for returning to national deaf football competitions. A major focus of the role is to develop a winning team while focusing on the coaching and development of players to reach their potential.
He said “They (Peterborough) have big dreams, I like the way they have a vision of what they can contribute and I’m looking forward to the challenge”
Phil met with Peterborough United’s Academy Manager Nick Sheppard today (Thursday) at the club’s Mick George Training Academy. He said: “I’m delighted that Phil has agreed to join us. He has an impressive track record and I’m looking forward to a successful working relationship.”
Our star female player Ava Osker is off to be the mascot for Great Britain’s Deaf Ladies Team in a few weeks with the prospect of a training session with the GB team thrown in too!
Ava will also be training with Derby County’s Girls Deaf Team before playing at St George’s Park in a few weeks in a game infront of some top FA staff! Go Ava, but don’t forget about us when you become famous!
Peterborough United’s Deaf football teams once again, courtesy of the Free Kick’s Foundation, have another season’s worth of free tickets to give away to a deaf child or young person and two companions.
The tickets have kindly been donated to Free Kicks Foundation by Talk Sport presenter and Posh Fan Adrian Durham and Jonnie Lewis
Last season, many deaf children and their families enjoyed the free tickets to the football.
The three tickets are in the lower-tier of the Family Stand and provide a great view of the whole pitch and especially the goal-mouth action in front of the Peterborough end.
If you’d like to join in the fun, please fill in the form below and we will be in touch!
Here’s some pictures of midfielder Scott Taylot at the club kit launch on Sunday plus the club video highlights of the event.
The new kit was unveiled in front of hundreds of fans at the Serpentine Green shopping centre in Hampton, Peterborough where Posh Deaf also had a stand and greeted members of public and signed autographs.