Cardiff City FC U16s Deaf Team headed to Reading on Sunday to take part in a warm up tournament before the National Deaf Youth Football Tournament in Liverpool on the 20th March. The bluebirds took on the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion, St Johns FC and Peterborough Untied.
After a 4-1 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion in the fist match the boys bounced back to beat St John B’s 4-2 before beating Peterborough 3-2. St John’s A’s proved too strong on the day recording a 4-2 victory, however the day was a fantastic warm up for the National Deaf Youth Tournament in a few weeks time. The emphasis of the tournament is on fun, raising awareness of deaf football and celebrating junior deaf football clubs.
The event was a fantastic opportunity to play other deaf teams, to enjoy participating in a competitive tournament and of course play in the Cardiff City FC colours.
Thank you to all those who kindly pledged to support the U16’s Deaf Team get to Liverpool through Crowdfunding, your kind donations will give a fantastic group of lads the chance to play a sport they love and gain all the benefits that team sports participation bring. The teamwork involved, the opportunity to travel and play against other deaf children and the confidence gained is all priceless. We hope the confidence and memories gained from the opportunity will last a lifetime, and hopefully inspire more deaf youngsters to get involved.
The Foundation run football sessions each week for a variety of disabilities across Cardiff, find out more now http://cardiffcityfcfoundation.org.uk/disability-football-sessions/.