Hampton man, and ex-Peterborough United player, scores on his England debut ahead of FA Cup Final appearance

Will Palmer in actionWill Palmer in action
Will Palmer in action
Will Palmer from Hampton scored on his debut for England's Deaf team in a friendly against a Portuguese Liga 3 Side.

England's Deaf men’s team attended a warm weather training camp in the Algarve last week that included two friendly matches against local opposition.

In the first Palmer, a fomer Posh Deaf player, volleyed in a cross from close range at the far post in the final minute of a 5-2 win.

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The training camp was held as part of a year long preparation for the World Cup in South Korea next year.

Will Palmer.Will Palmer.
Will Palmer.

Palmer hopes to be selected for England's next training camp in Atlanta at the end of July.

Palmer is also set to feature in the FA Disability Cup Final this Sunday which is being shown live on BT Sport. Palmer will be playing for Farsley Celtic Deaf FC who are based in Leeds where he is at university.

Palmer said: "It was a just so good to score for England. Everything I have been working for led to that moment and I hope there will be many more. The team really bonded well at this camp and we proved we can handle very good opposition.

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“I'm happy with the way the week has gone and it's great to be back to full fitness after I picked up an injury last year which kept me out for 6 months. I hope I can keep building and improving and get in the squad for the US tour and then the World Cup next year."