The Belfast lads will compete against twenty clubs from England, Scotland and Wales in attempting to win this prestigious national title and emulate the Belfast Deaf Utd senior side which tasted UK championship success three times in the past four seasons.
Belfast Deaf Utd youth team coaches Brian Babb and Barry Campbell are pleased with preparations ahead of the tournament. ‘The lads have been training hard on a weekly basis for 9 months in anticipation of this competition and we are expecting a strong showing’ says Babb. Belfast Deaf will look to the talents of Trevor McCormick, David Adet, Nolan McAuley, Luke Keogh, Benny McGuckin, Aaron Johnston, Darren and Ronan Beattie, Cameron Barrett, Conor Slack, Cain Taylor and Jack Millar as they strive to win silverware.
The competition kicks off this Sunday 12pm at Goals Soccer centre Liverpool L30 1QQ.
Belfast Deaf Utd youth team would like to thank team coaches Brian Babb, Barry Campbell, Reggie Dornan and the Irish FA Disability football Unit for its assistance in preparing and supporting the squad. Thanks is also extended to Action on Hearing Loss, Action Deaf Youth and Sport NI for promoting health & sport participation/development opportunities for deaf/hard of hearing people. Sponsorship from Hilton Hotel Belfast is also much appreciated.