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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!

Young deaf players invited to England talent day

The Northamptonshire Football Association, in partnership with The FA, is to host and England Talent Day in Raunds, Wellingborough

The FA is hosting England Talent Days across the country, providing an opportunity for players to be introduced to the England Disability Pathway with a view to identifying the next potential England international.

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Could you be like England’s Rebecca Kemp?

Both boys and girls are eligible to take part, provided they’re between the ages of 11 and 16.

The event will consist of both a presentation and coaching sessions. There are currently SIX England squads for the following impairment groups; amputee, blind, deaf, cerebral palsy, learning disability and partially sighted.

Players will be assessed and, if successful, will be invited to a six-week England Talent Programme, which is facilitated by Northampton Town in the Community and the Northamptonshire FA.

The Northamptonshire England Talent Day will take place on Sunday 13th March 2016, at Manor School, Raunds, Wellingborough (NN9 6PA) between 11:00am and 1:00pm.

If you’re interested in being part of the England Disability Talent ID Day, please register your interest by CLICKING HERE or contact:

Amber Wildgust, Disability Football Development Officer – Northamptonshire FA
07474 200720


Posh Deaf 3 – 0 Charlton Athletic R.

Posh Deaf racked up their third win of the season and first of 2016 with a below-par performance over Charlton Athletic Reserves on Sunday.

Qadeer Hussain won a penalty for the Posh in the first-half which Cameron Cockerill converted. Cockerill again scored from the spot to make it 15 goals for the season.


Will Rolls was sent off on 60 minutes after an altercation with a Charlton player before Alex Tovey found some space in the crowded box and buried the ball after a corner.

It was also the first time in the league that Peterborough kept a clean sheet.

Posh remain fourth in the table with 4 games remaining. Next up the team travel to Brighton where they’ll be hoping for three more points in the hunt for a top-three finish.

Thanks to Donna Taylor for the excellent pictures


Latest round of free tickets to Posh matches for deaf kids

The latest batch of free tickets for deaf children and their families have been released with this weekend’s game against last year’s cup giant-killers Bradford City up for grabs. Don’t delay!

Three other fixtures are available too and are free for deaf children with an accompanying adult plus another ticket courtesy of top Peterborough charity The Free Kicks Foundation.

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The next few months are crucial for Posh in order stay in the hunt for a play-off place and return to the Championship under the stewardship of new manager Graham Westley. Westley has shaken up the club and the fans are in awe of the team’s attacking style and the addition of some new signings.

Get yourself a ringside seat for what looks set to be a memorable fight for promotion. All for free for a deaf child and two companions!

Don’t delay. The tickets always go quickly so if you’re up for cheering on the Posh then click here and put your name down before they all get snapped up!