Darragh MacAnthony, Peterborough United‘s Chairman, visited Jack Hunt School last week to address some year 11 students. Although a selected group of exam students were invited to the motivational speech, Darragh devoted some time to meet and greet younger students throughout the break-time period.
Husnayn, a PDDCS member and one of POSH’s biggest fans was elated when Darragh spoke with him about the recent FA Cup match against Norwich and the clubs chances for the rest of the season. The boy was made-up and couldn’t stop talking about it – thanks Darragh!!
Since Mr McAnthony took over Peterborough
United and saved it from almost certain ruin, it has experienced promotion three times; won a trophy at Wembley and the team currently plays in the second tier of the English League, called the Championship. The Championship is the fourth most watched league in Europe after The Premier League, Spain and German leagues. Mr McAnthony is also a successful businessman and has recently started a publishing company.
On top of all that, Darragh also launched the Helping Hands Group in 2011 which provides education, therapy sessions and vocation for people with physical or learning disabilities. You can follow Darragh McAnthony on twitter here:
In other football related news, PDDCS are close to finalising a deal with a qualified coach to establish deaf football coaching in the city, with a view to entering a side into National Deaf Children’s Football Championship in Reading in March. We’ll be fundraising for that kit and equipment soon!
Did you know?
One of our members, William Palmer, (who is also a big Posh fan) was Posh mascot when West Ham visited last year. His great-grandfather used to help run the club in the 70’s and 80’s and is pictured here in this old team photo!