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Deaf team to take on the Toffees!

Cup action for STAR-supported Deaf team this weekend...

20 November 2017

On Sunday, why not come and support our deaf team in cup action against Everton?

Reading FC Deaf was first founded in 2013 with the help of Total Communication, one of leading British Sign Language (BSL) agencies.

After an initial 10 weeks of taster sessions, Reading FC Deaf were then integrated into local football festivals and began competing in the BOBi League – a pan-disability league that operates across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

And after a few successful years on the pitch, the team have been able to develop a number of talented players including representatives of England and Great Britain.

And Reading FC Deaf are next in action in the First Round of the English Deaf Football Challenge Cup on Sunday 26th November 2017, kick-off 1.30pm at The Piggott School in Wargrave.



“This 2017-18 season is a new challenge for the team representing Reading Football Club, as they compete in more league and cup competitions than ever before,” said Community Trust Assistant Disability Officer Craig Peters.

“The last few years, we have been successful in winning titles in all competitions and the team are determined to do the club proud once again. On Sunday 26th November, we take on Everton Deaf for the first time in our history and we would like to welcome fans to come and support us!”

The deaf team is one of many projects, that the MyAbility team deliver at the Reading FC Community Trust and since it was formed it has been a huge success to everyone involved and has had a positive impact in the local community. It is also very well supported by our Supporters Trust, STAR!



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