Former GB manager Phil Gardner takes reins at Posh Deaf

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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”

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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

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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!

 

Pictures and video from the Posh Kit Launch with Scott Taylor

Here’s some pictures of midfielder Scott Taylot at the club kit launch on Sunday plus the club video highlights of the event.

The new kit was unveiled in front of hundreds of fans at the Serpentine Green shopping centre in Hampton, Peterborough where Posh Deaf also had a stand and greeted members of public and signed autographs.

You can buy the new kit here

More behind the scenes footage coming soon.

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Posh deaf mix it with the pros! From Left: Will Palmer, Aaron Osker, Steve Long, Qadeer Hussain, Adil Nabi and Scott Taylor

 

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Scott is greeted by the crowds in front of him

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Scott explains what its like being a Posh Deaf player. He is on stage with Gemma Crossland and Posh’s top announcer Ben Stephenson

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Qadeer Hussain signs an autograph for a young fan

Pictures courtesy of official photographer and thanks to Joe Dent

Posh Deaf Award Night 2016: Winners, Pictures and Video

Peterborough United’s deaf football teams held their first ever awards presentation evening last night at Peterborough United’s Abax Stadium.

And what a night it was! Players from all teams, parents, supporters, volunteers and staff all soaked up the electric atmosphere and enjoyed the food and drink on offer. Take a look at our ceremony video and images from the night.

2016 Winners

  • Female Youth Player of the Year – Sydney Surrige
  • Male Youth Player of the Year – Eddie Phillips
  • Volunteer of the Year – Jason Sharpe
  • Supporter of the Year – Pete Smith
  • Manager’s Player of the Year – Will Rolls
  • Top Goal Scorer – Cameron Cockerill
  • Player’s Player – Dean Connoley and Liam Avey

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Deaf Football Teams in the last 12-months. We couldn’t have done it without you!