UK Deaf Sport has named the team that will compete in the 22nd Dealympics Summer Games in Sofia, Bulgaria from 26 July to 4 August 2013.
This is the second time that the Summer Deaflympics will be held in Sofia. The 2013 Games was originally awarded to Athens, the capital of Greece, but they had to decline, due to the financial crisis. Sofia stepped in at the last minute to host the event.
Former Deaflympian Fiona Brookes will lead a British contingent of about 50 athletes. She said in a statement:
“Since being asked to take on the role of Chef De Mission, I have met many of the GB team and it is clear that everyone is working really hard, training well and trying to steer clear of injuries at this late stage. There are now only four weeks left so the countdown has really begun.
“I am looking forward to working with all the athletes and officials in striving to produce peak performances, and therefore giving ourselves the best opportunities for bringing home those medals!
“I hope as many GB fans as possible are coming to support their athletes in Sofia. We’re working on creating a TeamGB timetable so that you’ll know when and where our athletes will be competing, making it easier for you to plan your time well and get to the venues to wave those flags!”
The team will fly out to Sofia on Monday 22 July.
The full squad is listed below:
|WOMENS FOOTBALL||BOYNE, Michael||Coach|
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