Former England and Manchester United player Gary Neville has stepped in and agreed to pay the deposits for the GB Deaf Men’s and Women’s football teams to play in next year’s Deaflympics.
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With Deaf athletes receiving no central funding and needing to raise their own funds to compete, the team have been battling to raise the £20,000 deposit for the trip by December.
A tweet from Neville, responding to a request for the FA and Premier League to step in, said:
I will do it if they won’t. https://t.co/e86a5WibOf
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) October 30, 2016
A tweet from the GB Deaf football account then said:
We can confirm that Gary Neville has offered to pay the Deaflympics 2017 deposits for GB Deaf Men/Women’s squads⚽️🇬🇧🏅https://t.co/oO5fBehvW5
— GB Deaf Football (@GB_DeafFootball) October 30, 2016
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