My name is Timur Mo, I am a volunteer who also plays for Blackburn Rovers Deaf Football Club. Our Team is managed by The Head Coach, Stephen Kirkwood.
The Disability / Deaf talent identification structure for Deaf Footballers is different to that for hearing footballers, it includes opportunities to compete in mainstream, disability and deaf-specific competitions.
Deaf children may prefer to participate in mainstream Football as there are more opportunities to play in a wide range of matches against the very best footballers, while others may prefer to participate in deaf football as it may be more socially and culturally appealing.
I am requesting funding because as a team we need more resources for; multimedia, social media, football kits, the training pitch and transport.
We want to improve; our experience and skills as well as knowledge within U.K. football and to prepare for future football campaigns including The England Deaf Football (EDF) and Hearing Leagues. We are self-funded and do not receive any funding for our 11 aside Football Team. We also receive no funding from any other governing body in the U.K. We are hoping to raise £2,500, and would be extremely grateful if you could support us to reach this target.
Finally, I feel it is important to support and keep a strong community within the Deaf Community.