Over 70 deaf and hard of hearing youth will come from ten different schools from all over Brisbane and Darling Downs region, to play futsal together tomorrow. Deaf Sports & Recreation Queensland have been organising for this event for the past few months, with Deaf Futsal Queensland supporting the running of this event.

Julie Lyons, Sports Development Officer at Deaf Sports & Recreation Queensland, shares her excitement for the impending event. “It’s really exciting to see many different schools getting involved. This is our 5th Deaf Futsal Gala day. We will have around 70 kids, aged from 6 – 18. They will always have an opportunity to make new friends when they meet up and their confidence in Futsal will be boosted.

I am thankful for other people involved such as those from Deaf Futsal Queensland, plus deaf volunteers and other parents willing to help make this event a success.”

The support of all three organisations together will contribute to delivering an accessible event. Access includes providing Auslan interpreters and deaf referees on-site.

This event will see students travelling from as far as Toowoomba, Darling Downs and South-East Queensland. One school in Toowong has the largest number of players – 28 players, which means three teams have been developed.

Registrations have been closed for this event but the public is invited to attend to support the deaf and hard of hearing students play at Hibiscus Sports Complex.

Media contact:

Phil Harper, General Manager

info@deafsports.org.au

0434 603 497

Julie Lyons, Sports Development Officer

qld@deafsports.org.au