Rebecca Kemp, England Deaf Futsal player and Leicester City Midfielder came to train with Peterborough United’s new deaf female football team on Monday. She showed off her skills and said one day she’ll come back! Lets hope so!
Check out our interview with subtitles and footage of her playing.
England’s Deaf Futsal Star Rebecca Kemp will be coming to join in with Peterborough United’s Deaf Female training on Monday 12th October.
Rebecca, who also plays for Leicester City Women, helped the England team win bronze at the European Futsal Championships last year. Futsal is an indoor version of football that helps develop players skills on the ball.
Rebecca is a midfielder who is known for her technical ability and is hoping to encourage more deaf female players to come to training and help develop.
If you’d like to meet an England star why not come along? Our training is for female players over 11-years-old and for any ability. More information about our deaf football for women, click here.
A coach awarded by Prince William for her outstanding contribution to grass roots football will coach the Peterborough United deaf girls and ladies for the coming season.
Jade Ramm, aged 20 and from Peterborough, received an award from the Duke of Cambridge, who is also President of the FA, at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2013.
Jade also beat 4,000 other young football leaders to join the FA National Youth Council and traveled to Rwanda to support FA projects there.
She will begin her coaching role with Posh Deaf Ladies from Monday with the aim of increasing participation and organising regular matches for all the youth and female teams. Jade was involved in setting up the deaf youth teams back in 2013 before their first tournament. Jade currently works with deaf footballers through Peterborough City Futsal Club which have a mens deaf adult team.
Jade said “I’m extremely excited to get involved with Peterborough United deaf girls and help them to develop their skills as well as having fun. From seeing the Peterborough United deaf set up from the start back in 2013, I can’t wait to get back on board with the project!”
Deaf and hard of hearing ladies football coaching will begin on March 16th from 6pm at the Jack Hunt School Sports Centre.
Its for deaf or hard of hearing females and their friends or siblings and with qualified and deaf-friendly coaches. There will be full BSL interpretation too with clear verbal instructions so nobody is left out.
While the sessions will focus on fitness and improving skills while having fun, we will look to create a team to play other female teams for those who want the thrill of competition.