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Posh Legends v Arsenal day was a big success.

Dean Connoley and Evran Arkali
Dean Connoley and Evran Arkali

Peterborough United’s Deaf Football Teams would like extend warm thanks to all involved in the Legends v Celebs charity football day, sponsored by Amplifon. We raised aver £1,500 from the day which will go towards the costs of running the football club in the next season.

On top of that, the profile of deaf and amputee football was raised in the city. Posh Deaf, the Posh Amputee team and GB team received rave reviews from the crowds, estimated to be of around 400 people at their peak. It was a great feeling to receive such support from the people of Peterborough and the football community.

See our photo gallery below and the list of people we want to thank for playing their part in the day. Pictures courtesy of Tim Symonds. Check out his other work here

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Here’s some Twitter updates from the day

Thanks to ..

amplifon sponsor

  • Anna Pugh &
  • Amplifon for generously sponsoring the match
  • Peterborough United staff and management
  • Nick Sheppard of the Posh Community Team
  • Peter Burrow
  • BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
  • Staff and volunteers of Peterborough Northern Star Football Club with special thanks to Tony, Gill and Vince Zirpolo
  • Luca Zirpolo
  • Amber Wildgust & Northamptonshire FA
  • John Walker and the Posh Legends
  • Brian Hornsby and the Arsenal Charity Team
  • Arsenal Football Club
  • Europress
  • The Great Britain Deaf Football team and their manager, Phillip Gardner
  • The players of the Peterborough United Deaf Football team
  • Steven and Chris Long
  • Gary Marheineke and the Peterborough United Amputee Team
  • Sam Evans
  • The Referee Paul Clarke
  • Michael Delaney, Steve Long & Gary Hope for additional officiating
  • Ruth Godden, Anna Baker and Jan Smith for interpreting
  • Kelda Chambers, Amy, Morwenna and Jack Casselden on Raffle
  • Adrian Fisher
  • The Peterborough and District Deaf Children’s Society
  • Godfrey Palmer for sign making
  • Phil Creasey for organising and V Sijako for singing the national anthem
  • Flag bearers William Palmer and Harry Howarth
  • The Peterborough United Deaf Youth Team
  • Mark Glasgow on the bouncy castle
  • The Delaney Family on Speed Gun and Free Kick
  • Ady from Speed Gun Goal
  • Cambridgeshire Fire Service, Dogsthorpe
  • Camridgeshire Police
  • Hayley Janceski of Ickle Pickle Play
  • Paul Chadwick and Carol Creasey on the gate
  • Matt Talbot for the marquee, McDonald’s and Beers
  • Core Building Services
  • Ricky Heppolette and the Party Shop Superstore
  • Photography by Tim Symonds & PNS official photographer.

… apologies if we missed anyone out.. Thank you again to everyone for all your support for our deaf football teams

Player’s great-grandmother donates her 90th birthday presents to deaf football and raises £500

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A great grandmother of two deaf footballers in the Peterborough has donated all the presents from her 90th birthday party towards youth deaf football and raised £500.

Mrs Barber, great nan of Aaron and Ava Osker, both players for Peterborough United’s deaf youth team, asked all her friends and relatives to write cheques to the local deaf children’s society that runs the deaf football project in the city, rather than buy her gifts.

The football scheme is run by the Peterborough and District Deaf Children’s Society in association with Peterborough United.

Mrs Barber
Mrs Barber was 90 in November and donated all her gifts


Mrs Barber is said she was ‘Eternally grateful for all that the society had done for her great grandchildren over the years.’

Pictured above are members of the current youth team and Tash Applegate, Deaf Youth Coach, receiving the cheque. Mrs Barber’s great grandson is holding the cheque.


Peterborough’s deaf football coaching is thought to be the only one in England that provides qualified and accessible coaching for deaf children and adults from the age of 5 all the way to adulthood. The sessions take place every Monday – see here for more information.

The money will be used to help pay for team transport and provide training kits and equipment to the youth team. Andy Palmer, co-ordinator of the deaf football project said, “We can’t thank Mrs Barber enough for this act of such generosity. We’ll put the money to good use, have the kids looking smart and ensure that they all get to the national championships again in March. Thank you Mrs Barber”

Ava Osker with brother Aaron behind – enjoy the deaf football coaching in Peterborough