Free Kicks Foundation named the club's Charity of the Year.

Peterborough United Football Club are delighted to announce that local charity ‘The Free Kicks Foundation’ will be the club’s Charity of the Year with both parties set to work closely to raise money and awareness for the organisation.

Steve Thorpe and the charity are no strangers to Peterborough United and have worked closely with the club over many years. They currently work alongside Commercial Manager Alex Harris on mascot opportunities for youngsters.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony said: "I have been owner of this football club for ten years and over that period of time, I have personally seen the great work that Steve (Thorpe) and Sam (Downing) and their team have done for youngsters across the city and beyond. They are wonderful people and do an amazing job for kids who have suffered with illness, bereavement or are just struggling with day to day issues.

“It is a charity close to my heart, I have personally donated money to them and I am delighted that they have agreed to be our Charity of the Year. We will be working closely with them to raise awareness and funds and I urge the Peterborough public to help in any way they can.”

Steve Thorpe added:  “We are delighted and honoured to be chosen as as Peterborough United's charity of the year for the coming season. The support we receive from everybody at 'our' football club is beyond amazing. We look forward to what we hope will be a rewarding season both on the pitch and for Free Kicks.”

The Free Kicks Foundation is a Peterborough based charity whose aim is to provide football-related activities for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children, to give them a day to remember with their favourite football club. You can find out more about the wonderful work they do at