Posh Deaf Youngster earns England Talent Call-up

Posh Deaf under-16 Will Palmer has been selected for the FA’s England Emerging Talent Camps for deaf footballers after a trial in December and becomes the first Posh Deaf player selected to participate in National-level activity.

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Will, far left, celebrates winning the NDCS National Championship in May 2015

Palmer, aged 14, captained the Posh Deaf Under 12 and under 13 sides to two Southern and one National championship and has been invited to participate in the three three-day camps held in Hereford over the course of the rest of the season. He will receive elite-level coaching from England staff, sports psychology and a gruelling training programme to complete between camps.

Will was invited to trial for the opportunity after impressing for the East Midland’s Centre of Excellence, part of the FA’s multi-million pound Disability Pathway, which seeks to identify and develop deaf or disabled footballing talent with the tantalising potential of eventually representing England.

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Will Palmer ready for action

Palmer was given the news while training with the Peterborough United deaf adults team on Friday night and will join the first camp on the evening of his uncle’s wedding in February.

Will plays mainstream football for Peterborough Northern Star and has scored almost 100 goals in the Peterborough Junior Alliance league in the past four seasons. He scored over 30 goals last season for Northern Star as they won the league and cup double. He trains with the deaf teams on Monday nights at Peterborough Jack Hunt School from 7pm.

Get in touch if you’d like more information about our youth deaf football sessions. 

 

 

 

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