Deaf Sports Events6th May 2015
Deaf Youth Football Teams Crowned Champions at Final
As part of their Me2Project, National Deaf Children's Society host football tournament for 9th year
Peterborough United U-13’s, Real Madrid Elite U-16’s and Deaf World VII U-18’s have been crowned national champions at the finals of the National Deaf Youth Football Tournament.
The aspiring young deaf footballers battled it out against teams from across the UK at St George’s Park, to secure victory and claim the coveted title of champions of the tournament, which is run by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and is the UK’s largest club based football tournament for deaf children.
Hundreds of deaf young people took part in this year’s annual five a side tournament, which is the ninth to be held as part of NDCS’s Me2 project. The initiative aims to ensure that young people are fully supported to fulfil their potential.
Commenting on the success of the teams, Tyron Woolfe, Deputy Director, Children and Young People for NDCS said: “I’d like to congratulate each team on a really fantastic performance and the commitment shown throughout the tournament.
“Our national finals day is a celebration of the football clubs and coaches who have succeeded in making the beautiful game accessible to deaf children and spreading the message that deafness doesn’t have to hold you back.
“Involving deaf children in football is great for developing their social skills and I hope that every young person who took part can take-away some reinforced self-confidence and memories of a really great event.”
Article by SLFirst Sports Team
posted in Deaf Sport / Deaf Sports Events
6th May 2015