Gary Neville agrees to pay deposit for GB Deaf Football teams to compete at Deaflympics

Posted on November 1, 2016

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:

A tweet from the GB Deaf football account then said:

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