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Gill Williams

It is with heartfelt sorrow, the Trust Board can confirm that Gill Williams passed away after a short illness. Gill died in Ashford hospital, Adelaide Australia, on 1st January 2018. She was admitted on 4 December 17 for treatment on a melanoma, diagnosed on 25 October, only 5 days after first consulting her G.P. Our sincere condolences have been passed on to Peter, Neil, Cate and grandson Rowan. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sorrowful time.

Gill was one of the founder members of the Posh Supporters’ Trust, along with her Husband and former Secretary Peter. They were part of a steering group that established the Trust as an entity prior to the official launch in March 2003. Both Gill and Peter dedicated much of their time to the Trust, working tirelessly and helped us to form a very credible society. Current and Former Trust Board Members, will always remember Gill for her dedication and hospitality when she readily made her home available to us for Board meetings, providing Tea and biscuits without fail. In addition to her active involvement with the Trust as Marketing and Membership secretary, Gill was also very involved with voluntary work for both Sue Ryder and the Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service.

Gill and Peter emigrated to Australia in late 2007 for a well deserved retirement, and to live closer to their Son Neil and his family.

God Bless you Gill. xx   R.I.P.

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Long-serving Peterborough United employee Derek Poole has sadly passed away

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The Posh Supporters Trust were sad to hear that former Peterborough Utd employee Derek Poole recently died (1st August 2016).

Derek was employed by Posh for 40 years, most notably as groundsman and kit man. Derek was married to Margaret who also worked at Posh for many years in many roles, most notably in the club ticket office. The pair were regarded so highly for their service and the standard of their work, they were awarded a testimonial match against their beloved West Ham United in July, 2001.

Our thoughts and condolences go to Derek’s wife Margaret and the rest of the family at this sad time.

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Former Posh striker Dave Syrett dies aged 60

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The Posh Supporters Trust were sad to hear that former Posh striker Dave Syrett recently died (26th July 2016) aged 60.

Salisbury-born Syrett made 75 league appearances for the Posh between 1979 and 1982, scoring 23 goals.

Syrett retired through injury in 1983, aged just 27 also played for Swindon Town, Mansfield Town, Walsall, Northampton Town, Brackley Town, Salisbury and Warminster Town.

Our thoughts and condolences go to Dave’s family at this incredibly sad time.

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New Posh Manager : Grant McCann

            GRANT McCANN                                         Appointed New Posh Manager (16 May 2016)

Grant McCann of Peterborough United

The Posh Supporters Trust is delighted to hear of the appointment of Grant McCann as the new Posh Manager, signing a 4 year deal.  Grant’s experience as a player, and more recently assistant manager and caretaker manager has shown he has the skills to bring out the best from the Posh playing squad.   In his career as a player, Grant  has worked under numerous managers at club and international level and will have experienced many different managerial qualities, that he will surely embrace the best of, which will help him become a steady and successful manager himself.

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Trust makes donation to The Chris Turner Statue Fund

PST presents cheque to the Chris Turner Statue Fund

At the ABAX Stadium on Saturday 12th March Posh Supporters Trust Secretary Barry Bennett presented a cheque for £5,000.00 to Tommy Robson, Dean Hobbs and Chris Waite (members of the Chris Turner Statue Fund).

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The money goes a long way towards the target of raising £80,000 to site a Bronze Statue of Posh Legend Chris Turner at the entrance of the ABAX Stadium.

The next fundraising event for the statue is a race ‘night’ on Friday 25th March, at Ebeneezers. Doors open 2pm, first race 3.30. The event will finish at 7.00pm leaving you enough time to make your way to the ABAX to see the Coventry game.

For more info on the Chris Turner statue click on this link: http://www.thechristurnerstatue.co.uk/

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