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Match report: Posh 2 – 3 Bricketwood

Posh put on a brave fight but Bricketwood set a new club record with four wins in a row.

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Alex Tovey put Posh ahead with a strike from close range after a corner. Bricketwood equalised through Ben Kelly before Cameron Cockerill put the ball into the top corner from 20-yards to give Posh the lead again.

Tommy Hobson pulled on back for the visitors before Posh conceded a penalty and Kelly go this second of the match.

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Both sides could have had more. Liam Avey hit the post twice and new goalkeeper Michael Easton was kept very busy by Bricketwood.

Andy Palmer, Vitor and Will on BBC Cambridgeshire talking about deaf football

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Coordinator Andy Palmer and strikers Vitor Balde and Will Palmer were on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Friday 1st May talking about the deaf football project and the trip to the national deaf children’s final at St George’s Park, the home of English football.

You can watch the subtitles and listen to the audio of the interview or read the transcript below.

Transcript

Studio presenter: This Sunday, a group of Peterborough schoolboys will get the experience of playing football at a World Class venue.

The Peterborough Deaf Football Team Under 13s have qualified for the National Deaf Children’s Soceity Tournament Final – which is being played at St George’s Park – the training base of England’s national sides.

Sam Edwards went along to Orton to meet two of the players – William Palmer and Vitor Balde – as well as co-ordinator Andy Palmer…

Andy: Ok Boys, sprint down to the cone and jog it back

(Sound of boys running on grass)

Andy: Hi I’m Andy Palmer and I’m the coordinator of Peterborough United’s deaf football teams.

What an incredible opportunity for the boys.

They’re going to be travelling to St George’s park, which is the home of the English national football team, and the team are going to face Newcastle United,Morecambe and Charlton Athletic to see who is the best under-13 football team in the country.

Sam Edwards: How have you got to this stage Andy?

Andy: We competed at the southern national tournament which was in Reading and that was a couple of months ago and we won that for the second year in a row, no now, this year, we have the opportunity to, not just win the Southern Area but progress through to the national.

Sam: And how long has deaf football been here in

Peterborough of this capacity?

Andy: We began the football sessions a couple of years ago

in January, so January 2013 and since then it’s gone from strength to strength. That started off with a nucleus of five or six kids and this year we have coached near on fifty players in four different age categories and now we have also just started a girls football team. It’s gone from strength to strength but the important thing is, it’s nice to go and play in a tournament, but the important thing is that we’re giving deaf people an opportunity to play football and reach their potential.

(Andy talks to players in background: Ok two touches, nice and quick around the area please)

Sam: And Andy, your son, William, is one of the players. William, you’re excited to be going to St George’s Park?

William: Yeah definitely. It’s going to be great.

Actually, I have been there to watch England’s futsal team play against Lithuania, I think, but yeah, it’s really good!

Sam: What school do you go to William?

William: I go to Hampton College

Sam: And what year are you in?

William: Year 8

Sam: Deaf football. Do you enjoy playing it, what benefits do you get from it?

William: Well, sometimes with deaf kids, I find it easier to communicate because I know sign language too, but sometimes it’s a bit harder to communicate with hearing people, because sometimes I can’t hear them because I have cochlear implants. Yeah, it’s just harder sometimes.

Sam: Vitor. Deaf football in Peterborough. Do you enjoy it?

Vitor: Yeah. I really enjoy it. I go there every Monday and a lot of deaf children go there now. Sometimes I get fed up because I get blamed in football.

Sam: And what position are you Vitor?

Vitor: Last year I played left wing. This year I played forward.

Sam: Did you score many goals?

Vitor: I don’t know. I don’t keep count.

(Sam laughs)

Sam: So Andy, how does this differ from non-deaf football. What different structures are in place?

Andy: First and foremost, most obvious to the onlooker, would be that we have sign language interpreters there.

Sam: Do you know sign language then?

Andy: I do yes. I’ve signed many of the sessions and I learned to sign because my parents are both deaf so I learned that from birth. Secondly, we make sure that, all the instructions that the coaches give, all the children there, who might have cochlear implants or hearing aids, all understand the instructions before they go off and do it, so they feel completely included in the session. But, I think, when you see the looks on the kids’ faces, it makes it all worthwhile.

Sam: You’re affiliated with Peterborough United as well and they help out?

Andy: The Community Department at Peterborough United have been absolutely amazing towards our football project which just started with the deaf children’s society in Peterborough, and they have supported us all the way with kit, equipment, some coaching, tickets to the games for the kids, training facilities, transport. Yeah, it’s a superb football club.

(Ends)

Temper Temper: Reaction to the 5-1 defeat to Cardea

Peterborough United’s deaf teams are still looking for that first win. Head Coach Steve Long and Cardea Manager Kev Webster give their thoughts on the match. Both identified high tempers as problematic for the Posh team.

These pictures were captured by local photographer Tim Symonds. Big thanks to Tim for these excellent images – please visit his website here to see more of his work.

 

Pictures from the game:

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Cameron Cockerill looks in control. He is a constant danger to opposition defences with his speed and accuracy
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A defender wisely takes evasive action as Cockerill slams a shot from the edge of the box, this time it clips the bar. Attack minded right-back Liam Avey watches on.
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Skilful midfielder Qadeer Hussain rises bravely to meet the ball
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Midfielder Michael Bedford gives his marker the slip and gains a yard on him before launching another attack
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Dinho Miguel beats both the keeper and defender to get the ball.

 

Posh Deaf Youth teams return with trophy from Southern National Tournament

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The entire team prepare to leave the Abax Stadium yesterday

The two teams deaf representing Peterborough United returned from the NDCS Southern National Tournament after winning the under-13’s category and the under 16 team finished in third place.

The under-16 team, managed by Qadeer Hussain, needed one more goal in their final match against Charlton to qualify for the top two that would contest the final and qualify for a play-off with the best from the Northern tournament at England’s base St George’s Park.

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The under 13’s with coach Tash Applegate after receiving the trophy

The under-13’s faced Charlton in the final of their tournament and won 6-3 in a game which was closer than the scoreline suggested. They will now travel to St George’s park to face the top two teams from the Northern NDCS tournament on May 3rd.

Peterborough United’s Chairman, Darragh MacAnthony tweeted his congratulations

 

 

Posh Deaf Junior and Youth photos ahead of national tournament

Here’s the annual team photos for our deaf junior and youth teams on the pitch at Peterborough United’s Abax stadium. Thanks to Joe Dent and Nick Sheppard.

On Sunday both teams will be off to Reading to play in the NDCS Southern National football tournament. The teams that make it to the final will play in a national play-off at England’s St George’s Park training centre.

The full squad
The full squad
Under 16's Husnayn Hussain, Michael Delaney, Vitor Balde, Ryan Delaney
Under 16’s
Husnayn Hussain, Michael Delaney, Vitor Balde, Ryan Delaney
Under 13's Back Row: Tash Applegate, Aaron Osker, Harry Bidwell, William Palmer, Jack Brace Front row: Calum Applegate, Harry Howarth, Ava Osker
Under 13’s
Back Row: Tash Applegate, Aaron Osker, Harry Bidwell, William Palmer, Jack Brace
Front row: Calum Applegate, Harry Howarth, Ava Osker
The team enjoy the atmosphere in the changing rooms
The team enjoy the atmosphere in the changing rooms

Pictures from Peterborough United’s Deaf Team’s draw against Charlton Athletic

Peterborough United’s deaf team faced their first ever deaf opposition in Charlton Athletic and managed a draw against this season’s English Deaf Cup semi-finalists. Will Rolls and Chris Majid scored the goals in the first half but Charlton fought back in the second and Peterborough held on for a draw. See the post-match player interviews here.

These pictures were captured by local photographer Tim Symonds. Big thanks to Tim for these excellent images – please visit his website here to see more of his work.

The referee keeps a close eye on who is tripping whom
The referee keeps a close eye on who is tripping whom
A Charlton player athletically clears the ball while 16-year-old debutant Josh Burrows takes evasive action
A Charlton player athletically clears the ball while 16-year-old debutant Josh Burrows takes evasive action
Chris again celebrates as the he scores Peterborough's second goal
Chris Majid celebrates as the he scores Peterborough’s second goal
Chris Majid gets the ball under control
Chris Majid gets the ball under control
Qadeer Hussain signs 'quick' as he runs
Qadeer Hussain signs ‘quick’ as he runs
Chris Long deals with a high ball
Chris Long deals with a high ball
Chris Majid dominates the box
Chris Majid dominates the box
Will Rolls again chasing down the ball in midfield
Will Rolls again chasing down the ball in midfield
Will Rolls opens the scoring within seconds of the beginning of the game
Will Rolls opens the scoring within seconds of the beginning of the game

Stunning pictures from Peterborough United Deaf vs Northern Star Academy

These superb images from Peterborough United’s Deaf team’s first ever match, played under the lights, were captured by local photographer Tim Symonds. Big thanks to Tim for these excellent images – please visit his website here to see more of his work.

Check back for more information on upcoming fixtures and training sessions for all of Peterborough United’s deaf football teams. If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch.

And he can run with it too
Michael Bedford leaves defenders in his wake
Micheal Bedford keeps it under control
Michael controls the ball outside the box
Cameron Cockerill scores the first ever Peterborough United Deaf Team goal
Cameron Cockerill scores the first ever Peterborough United Deaf Team goal
Dean Connolly controls the defence
Dean Connolly controls the defence
Dave Hardington-Smith gets a hand to it
Dave Hardingham-Smith gets a hand to it
Matthew Wheeler in control
Matthew Wheeler in control
Liam Avey mid-air as he strikes the ball
Liam Avey mid-air as he strikes the ball