23-year-old Defender Liam Avey has been named Peterborough United’s deaf team captain for the current season.
Liam, who is from Wicken in Cambridgeshire, will wear the captain’s armband after impressing Manager Steve Long with his on-pitch leadership skills.
Steve said: “I’m pleased Liam has agreed to captain the team. We feel he’s got the attributes to make a great captain. He’s a really likeable player who leads by example on the pitch and sets an example to the rest of the squad.”
Liam, currently also plays for Isleham United in mainstream leagues, has a career that includes scoring a hat trick for Colchester in a cup final against Charlton Athletic.
Liam talking after Peterborough’s won over Cardea
Liam said: “It means a lot for me to be Peterborough captain. We will make sure we get to where we want to be at the end of the season. This is our first season, we are all looking forward it. The more fans that come down the merrier.”
On his career so far in football he said: “The proudest moment in my career was when I scored a hat-trick in the cup final against Charlton. It was also the first time I scored a goal in 11-a-side football. Being chosen as captain of Peterborough is my next proudest moment and I hope we will achieve much together in future.”
For more information about coming matches see Peterborough’s fixtures here