Peterborough United’s deaf football will travel at least 800 miles as they take on the challenge of their first ever season in the English Deaf Football League and Cup and the British Deaf Cup.
The longest journey will be to Bristol for a potential British Quarter final tie and the Posh will make two trips to the South Coast to face Brighton and Hove Albion in both the English Deaf League and Cup.
If Posh progress in any of the cup competitions then they will spend even more time on the road in the search for success.
The adult men’s deaf football team was formed in October and played a number of matches against local teams and deaf opposition from farther afield. The youth team has already tasted success with wins in the Southern tournament in 2014 and 2015 and added the national title in 2015.
After going several games without a win, Manager Steve Long guided the team to a shock 9-0 win over Nottingham, a 2-1 win over non-deaf team Cardea and a draw against Doncaster last week.
With support in the way of transportation, kit, training facilities, coaching and marketing from Peterborough United’s Community Department, the deaf team is now ready for the challenge of a full season. Posh Deaf will play their home games at Peterborough Northern Star’s home ground thanks to the generosity of the local non-league club.
Chairman Darragh McAntony also gets behind the team:
See the full list of fixtures here More detail on kick off times of games will be announced in due course.