GB Deaflympics Football team boosted by £40,000 pledge from the Football Association

Posted on November 19, 2016

Just weeks after Gary Neville donated £20,000 to pay the deposit for the GB Football teams competing at the Deaflympics next year, the Football Association have now pledged £40,000 towards the final costs of the team’s participation.

A Tweet from the official GB Deaf Football account says:

Neville’s original donation came after a football fan called Jimmy McBride directly tweeted both the Football Association and the Premier League, asking them to support the Deaf teams:

Now it seems as though Neville’s donation has spurred the Football Association on to follow suit.

The team have now raised nearly £65,000 towards their final target of £125,000.

Let’s hope the Premier League are also watching.

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