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Posh win against Thorney

Posh Deaf recorded a win in a friendly against Thorney under-18 today. Here’s Manager Phil Gardner with his view of the game

Goals from Lee McCann, David Adams, Cameron Cokerill, Vitor Balde, Lewis Byton and Will Rolls won the game.

The next match is against Brighton as Posh return to the national deaf league.

Deaf Football Coaching for Under 10’s


We’re running a football taster session for children who are deaf or hard of hearing between 5 and 10 years of age. Their siblings are also welcome too!

Join our experienced coach John Martins for a session at Powerleague in Stanground Peterborough on 16th June at 11am. The cost is only £3.

If there are enough players who enjoy the session, we will be looking to play some friendly 5-a-side matches against local opposition so the players can wear the Posh kit officially represent Peterborough United in the coming weeks.

Please ensure children coming along wear footwear suitable for playing on astroturf, have shin pads and water. Parents will be able to wait in the clubhouse or watch the session.

There will be a signer present. The session is open to all children with a diagnosed hearing loss of any level and their siblings aged between 5-10

If you would like more information, please call or text Andy on 07879 402981 or email

Date: 16th June
Time: 11am till 12:30
Cost: £3
Where: Powerleague Peterborough, Stanground.

Posh v McDonald’s special sponsorship match photos and video

Posh Deaf faced a McDonald’s staff team on Sunday April 1st to celebrate their kind sponsorship of the kit and equipment.

Vitor Balde for Posh Deaf on the attack

Martin Cuthbert, McDonald’s Franchisee,  is pictured with Andy Palmer, Co-ordinator of deaf football for Peterborough United before the game. Mr Cuthbert’s franchises include the McDonald’s restaurants at Boongate, Bourge Boulevard and Queensgate.

The Posh Deaf team won 12-5 in a game that saw some excellent goals with both debutant Lee McCann and Will Palmer grabbing a hat-trick each. Aaron Osker only aged 15 also grabbed two goals, one a superb left foot volley.

Mr Cuthbert said: “We operate in a community and its nice to give a little bit back to the community. Its also really nice to get involved with a team that we can get involved with too.

“We’ve just taken on of the Posh Deaf players in our restaurant at Boongate so we’re also starting to mingle, which is great!”

Andy Palmer said: “The kit McDonald’s have sponsored looks excellent and we’re delighted they have generously offered to support the deaf football team. The management and staff from McDonald’s have been so positive about the deaf football project and I really hope we can work together for many years to come.

“If any players are deaf or have a hearing loss and are looking to play football, please get in touch.”

Click here for the photo gallery of the game

Youth player Will Palmer makes England Squads


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.

He’s been selected for the England men’s 11-a-side squad ahead of their European Championships Qualifier against the Czech Republic in April.




Former GB manager Phil Gardner takes reins at Posh Deaf

New Posh Deaf Manager Phil Gardner and Posh Academy Manager Nick Sheppard

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.”


Ava’s off to St George’s with GB


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!