Great Britain Deaf Under 21 Football team has launched their new training and match kits for Poland!

New kits


 

Great Britain Under-21 management team are pleased to announce the captaincy and player’s number!

GB U-21 Captain – JOE DIXON

Joe Dixon

“To be asked to captaining GB u21s at the European Championships in Poland is the biggest honour I’ve ever had and I’m proud to represent and lead a talent team of individuals who all have a burning desire to achieve greatness as a team. I know Daniel Mace (Vice) will also be a leading light in this team and I’m delighted to be working with him and everyone to ensure what playing for the GB badge means. Mostly I have to thank Ryan Lewis & all the staff & players for believing in me and knowing I’m the right person to lead GB u21s in Poland. We will not let you down.”

GB U-21 Vice-Captain – DANIEL MACE

Daniel Mace

“I would like to say thanks to the management team for picking me as a vice-captain for GB Under-21 team. I will work hard and all my best to work with Joe 110% as always. We are in this together, on the pitch, off the pitch and more!”

Player’s Number

  1. 1. ADAM THOMAS
  2. 2. HARRY CARTER
  3. 3. ROSS WARD
  4. 4. KEVIN OLADEMJI
  5. 5. JOE DIXON (Captain)
  6. 6. THOMAS PAULL
  7. 7. HARRY POTTER
  8. 8. DANIEL MACE (Vice-Captain)
  9. 9. TOMMY JACKSON
  10. 10. FRANKIE VAUGHAN
  11. 11. DANNY REA
  12. 12. JAKE ROWAN
  13. 13. CAMERON HICKMAN
  14. 14. YASEEN MIAH
  15. 15. RYAN THOMPSON
  16. 16. MATTHEW WHEELER
  17. 17. SAMUEL NORMAN
  18. 18. MORGAN BROWN
  19. 19. JOE BLOCKLEY
  20. 20. KYLE FRASER-JONES
  21. 21. BYRON DOWN

 

Over the last July weekend, Great Britain Under 21 travelled to Doncaster where they trained and prepared for Wroclaw Deaf European Championship in four days time. The team has worked so hard, polished their final areas of improvement, learned the new set pieces and tactics given by the manager, Ryan Lewis. A day after long hard training, Great Britain has played a friendly match against Doncaster Trust Deaf Football Club at Rossington College, Doncaster.

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Ryan Lewis selected his two teams for both halves of the game, giving everyone an opportunity to play. Ryan has given all the information, GB DNA, game plan and more to the players on Sunday early morning in the hotel meeting room.

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First game squad:

Adam Thomas, Jake Rowan, Joe Dixon, Kevin Olademji, Joe Blockley, Daniel Mace (c), Harry Potter, Frankie Vaughan, Byron Down, Ryan Thompson, Yaseen Miah

Second game squad:

Cameron Hickman, Harry Carter, Joe Dixon (c), Kevin Olademji, Ross Ward, Matthew Wheeler, Samuel Norman, Morgan Brown, Danny Rea, Kyle Fraser-Jones, Tommy Jackson

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In the first half, Great Britain Under 21 team has played very well, kept the ball possession well through 45 minutes and made many chances but the Doncaster goalkeeper was outstanding, saving many shots as he can. Unfortunately turned out losing one goal to nil after a first goal scored by Doncaster in five minutes from the kick off. However, the manager, Ryan Lewis, and assistant manager, Gareth Denmead, were very pleased with the team performance and effort through 45 minutes with lots of chances created, the shot hits the crossbar and more.

The second half began when the management swapped the team around with second game squad. Ten minutes after the kick off, Doncaster has scored a goal by a header from the corner but the game was not over. The Great Britain team continue attacking into opponent’s half and getting many chances as possible. Finally in last 20 minutes, Tommy Jackson grabbed an opportunity with a turn at outside the box before hitting the ball to top right corner which brings one goal to two with 15 minutes left. Couple minutes left to full time, Matthew Wheeler saw an opportunity to pass through to Samuel Norman into the box then he made a low quick cross to the other side where Kyle Fraser-Jones managed to tap the ball into the net. Great Britain fought back two goals to two from two goals down. The final result was 2 – 2 and both team have played very well!

Game Begin

Doncaster scored (0-1) 5′

Half Time

Doncaster scored (0-2) 55′

Tommy Jackson scored (1-2) 75′

Kyle Fraser Jones scored (2-2) 87′

Full Time

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Ryan Lewis and Gareth Denmead thought the whole team were outstanding on the pitch, without their heads down and fought the game until the end to bring goals back.

We, the Great Britain Under 21, would like to say a huge thank you to Doncaster Trust Deaf Football Club for giving us a great game and also changing the venue after situation at other area.

We are truly hope all the supporters and fans enjoyed the game.

Match Highlight to come….

 

 


The Great Britain Deaf Football Under 23 Development Squad is sending a team of Under 21 players to compete in the first ever European Under 21 Deaf Football Championship in Wroclaw, Poland in August. The squad travelling to Doncaster for their last training weekend before flying off to Poland next week. The Great Britain Deaf Under 21 will be playing a friendly match against Doncaster Trust Deaf FC at Doncaster College for Deaf, Ledger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY – Kick off at 11:15am. (Please be informed, there will be a horse racing events going on in Doncaster so please plan your travel well!) Admission will be free, any donations you want to raise on the day will go towards GBDF U21 Funds to help them get to the European Championship in Poland. Please come along and support the team on Sunday 31st July!

If you have any questions about this match, please email me – ljbryant08@outlook.com

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Great Britain Under-21 Logistic Officer, Vikki, brought the idea to test the players with communication challenge including British Sign Languages.

The challenge is – How many sign languages can you do in one minute?

This challenge was created by Merseyside Society for Deaf People

This challenge helps our players to improve communication by using both oral and sign languages that can be useful in the training and matches.

  • Matthew Wheeler tested on Jake Rowan
  • Thomas Paull taught Byron Down
  • Harry Potter helped Steven Down (Physiotherapist)

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The Great Britain Deaf Football Under 23 Development Squad has completed their training weekend at Hartlepool. The Great Britain Deaf Under 21 played a friendly match against Sunderland Deaf AFC with a final score of 5-1 to Great Britain. The goal-scorers were Danny Rea, Matthew Wheeler, Frankie Vaughan and Kyle Fraser Jones (2). The team has played excellent football and showed to their manager, Ryan Lewis, and assistant manager, Gareth Denmead, their performance. Ryan Lewis was very pleased with the results and pleased with the performance, he will look deeply to improve on certain areas before flying off to Poland for European Under 21 Deaf Football Championship in August.

GB Squad Photo

We would like to thank you to Sunderland Deaf AFC for giving us a hard challenging game and thank you to all supporters who came and watched the game.


The Great Britain Deaf Football Under 23 Development Squad is sending a team of Under 21 players to compete in the first ever European Under 21 Deaf Football Championship in Wroclaw, Poland in August. Following the announcement of the selected 21 players, the team are set to train at Hartlepool on Sunday 3rd July. The Great Britain Deaf Under 21 will be playing a friendly match against Sunderland Deaf AFC at Brierton Sports Centre, Brierton Lane (via Catcote Road), Hartlepool, TS25 4BY – Kick off at 11am. Admission will be £5 per person (Under 13s – Free ), all the money raised on the day will go towards GBDF U21 Funds to help them get to the European Championship in Poland. Please come along and support the team on Sunday 3rd July!

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The Great Britain Deaf Football Under 23 Development Squad was established in May 2014 as the committee had identified a gap within the structure of GB Deaf football. As the more experienced players were retiring from International football it was clear that there was no clear route for young players to develop their game in preparation for selection into the Mens team. For this reason the committee decided to establish an Under 23s development squad so that young players from around the country could be identified and developed in line with the GB philosophy.

The squad has players from all over Great Britain and we have already seen some of the younger players being successfully selected into the Mens team. The development squad meets around 6 times per year for training camps usually taking part over two days. During the training camps the players take part in a number of training sessions and are coached through all aspects of the game including fitness and nutrition, technical detail, tactical aspects, roles and responsibilities. Where possible the training camps will include a friendly match against a local team.

GB U23s Training Camp