Leeds Deaf Football Club has signed a deal to play in Farsley this season.
Supported by funding from the Football Federation, LDFC will play at Farsley Celtic’s Throstle Nest ground.
LDFC have entered the English Deaf Football League, English Deaf Cup and British Deaf Cup, but have aspirations of entering one of the West Riding FA leagues next season.
Committee member Giles Bowman said:
“The long-term ambitions are about longevity and developing a number of youth players so that we will be a force to be reckoned with in the deaf community and local hearing leagues.
“The ethos of the club is, passion dedication and courage. In football we train harder more with our eyes, to compensate for our hearing loss. However, we all come together to play in one simple language – the language of football.”
Farsley Celtic CEO Josh Greaves added:
“We are privileged to welcome Leeds Deaf FC to Throstle Nest and look forward to working with them in the season ahead.
“Farsley continue to engage with the local community in terms of Ladies, Boys and Girls football, and this partnership begins a new chapter in terms of getting more people to play the sport in Farsley and surrounding area.”
Leeds Deaf Football Club came about through a desire for the deaf community in Leeds to participate in competitive sport and not be limited by the communication that often precluded playing in hearing leagues.
LDFC re-formed in 2016 after a four year absence.
Farsley Celtic women’s team coaches
Farsley Celtic Ladies are looking for additional coaches to assist with the sides, specifically on a Sunday match day.
Celtic run four open-age women’s teams and train at Throstle Nest with two sessions on a Wednesday Evening between 7pm and 9.30pm.
Anyone interested should contact Head of Women’s and Girls football, Adrian Sparrow on on 07486 429925.