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Futsal players of Uzbekistan became world champions

2017 U18 FutsalThe Uzbekistan national team became the world futsal champion among the men's deaf teams under the age of 18, having won a strong-willed victory in the final match against Sweden (4:2).

During the meeting, Uzbek futsal players twice conceded in the account, but they not only returned to the game, but also managed to break the victory with a margin of two goals.

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Source: Uzbekistan Today

Deaf team to take on the Toffees!

Reading FC Deaf was first founded in 2013 with the help of Total Communication, one of leading British Sign Language (BSL) agencies.

After an initial 10 weeks of taster sessions, Reading FC Deaf were then integrated into local football festivals and began competing in the BOBi League – a pan-disability league that operates across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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Source: Reading Football Club

Chester's deaf football team reforms and issues player appeal

By Daniel Greenland

A team for deaf footballers has reformed and is looking for new players.

Chester Deaf Football Club, first founded in 1947, is being kick started again by Erica Jones who works for the Deafness Support Network in Chester.

Erica is rebuilding a youth team with coaches Mike Ritchie and Paul Southall after the club disbanded in 2000.

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Source: The Standard

Swilly Rovers midfielder selected on Irish Women’s Deaf squad

By Chris McNulty

Ireland FlagSwilly Rovers youngster Catherine Grier has been selected for the Irish Women’s Deaf squad for the European Deaf Futsal Mini Tournament in January.

The 16-year-old midfielder plays for Swilly in the Donegal Women’s League and also lines out for Donegal at inter-provincial level.

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Source: Donegal Daily

Bet9ja Renews Sponsorship Of Deaf Football Championship – NDFA Director

By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu

Nigeria FlagLagos – Banjo Kamiludeen, Technical Director, Nigeria Deaf Football Association (NDFA) on Thursday expressed delight at the decision of Bet9ja, a Nigeria-based sports betting company, to sponsor the abandoned National Deaf Challenge Cup.

Kamiludeen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the championship was last held in 2010 due to inability of NDFA to secure sponsors.

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Source: Sundiata Post

Women’s soccer celebrates Deaf Night with ASL community

By Rishabh Krishan

Boston UniversityOn the night of the Boston University women’s soccer game against Harvard University Wednesday, the team collaborated with the BU American Sign Language community to host Deaf Night, inviting the community to a night of free food, school spirit and competitive soccer.

The BU Deaf studies department collaborated with BU Athletics for the first time in February, said Deaf studies professor Bruce Bucci via an interpreter. Working in tandem with the women’s basketball team, the Deaf community put together the American Sign Language Night.

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Source: The Daily Free Press

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