David Kawa

Exciting forward agrees contract and links up with under 21s group next season.

Peterborough United have boosted their attacking options within the under 21s group with the signing of forward David Kawa for an undisclosed fee from AFC Wimbledon. The 19-year-old has penned a long-term contract with the club, which will come into effect on 1st July 2023.

Kawa featured in a number of games towards the back end of the 2022/23 campaign for the under 21s, netting three goals in the closing stages of the Professional Development League campaign, where Posh finished sixth in the table.

The forward, who spent the second half of the season at Isthmian League South East Division side Sevenoaks Town, where he scored four goals in 17 appearances, was delighted to put pen to paper with the club.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity to join this club,” Kawa said. “It’s a brilliant place for me to showcase my ability and I’m looking forward to getting started. It was hard work and determination that got me here. The spell at Sevenoaks helped me mature as a player in various different aspects, including the physical and technical side as non-league football is very different, but I’m now using all those tools that I have experienced at that level to help me develop.

“There’s a clear pathway at the club and it excites me, I hope to be the next youngster to push forward and break into the first team. I was part of the U21s group at the backend of last season and the staff and players were very welcoming and made me feel at home. I would say I'm quite a physical, powerful and very direct player, I like to score plenty of goals but also link up with other players.”

Assistant Manager Kieran Scarff said: “I am delighted to have David on board. He joined us on a trial period in the final few games of the last campaign and impressed us and showed good character.

“He’s a player that is direct, strong and has plenty of pace, and can play either on the wing or down the middle as a centre forward. He is someone that we feel has a lot of potential, someone that we want to work with for the next couple of years and see where his development takes him.”

David Kawa