Q is for Quow
Trevor Quow was born in Peterborough and graduated from Peterborough United’s youth system to make his first professional appearance as a 17-year-old in 1978.
The midfielder stayed at the Posh for eight years and played over 200 league matches during his injury-stricken spell, before switching to Gillingham. It was after a further 79 appearances at the Gills that Quow was eventually signed by long-term Cobblers manager Graham Carr for his first stint in claret and white in 1989, with the club in the third tier.
Quow quickly found his feet, making 48 league appearances and scoring twice in just over a year, before playing 17 times for Kettering Town – another local outfit.
But not before long, the Englishman was back at Northampton, by now in the fourth tier and under management of Theo Foley, who was included in the A-Z of international Cobblers back in October. In his second spell, Quow extended his Cobblers domestic appearance tally to 88.
He then plied his trade in Hong Kong with Instant-Dict (now known as Double Flower FA) and Hong Kong Rangers in the country’s first division. Having signed for Rangers after the club was promoted from the second tier, Quow scored the club’s first top-flight goal following a seven-year absence.
In January 1993, Quow was selected to play for the Hong Kong XI – an international team comprised of the best players in the country’s first division – in the 15th annual cup against Guangdong. The cup was decided over two legs with Hong Kong winning 2-1 on aggregate, and in September, Quow made the Rest of the League squad for a charity match against the 1992/93 division champions.
Quow returned to England in 1995 and featured for non-league sides Sudbury Town and Stamford AFC, before finishing his playing career at Boston United.
He was employed as Peterborough’s kitman ahead of the 2018/19 season having played for then-Posh boss Steve Evans at the end of his career. Quow was later inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame – an event that helped raise money for his daughter who has a rare chromosome disorder.