About Deaf Football
Deaf Football is one of the largest deaf sports in the UK.
As of January 2019, there were 52 affiliated deaf football teams across England, a number of which compete in mainstream leagues and competitions alongside a variety of deaf-specific competitions and less-formal turn-up-and-play opportunities for those who simply prefer a kick-around with friends.
England Deaf Football was formally launched June 2003 at Old Trafford, Manchester United FC. Since then they have grown from strength to strength.
Since its launch, EDF and the Deaf Football community have seen over hundred of Deaf matches being played across the country.
Official website for England deaf Futsal with all the latest news and updates on women and mens teams.
The Wales Deaf Futsal squad competes in a home nations tournament every year.
The squad is mostly made up of deaf players from football clubs across Wales and England.
The Scottish Deaf Football Association (SDFA) in partnership with the Scottish Football Association and part of the Scottish Para-Football, focus on developing futsal and football opportunities for deaf / HOH players at all ages, gender and levels.
There are opportunities to participate at youth, adult male and female level. This ranges from development coaching and fun five a side football to competing to win major national competitions.
For a full list of teams and organisations involved in deaf football, or you want to know more, head over to England Deaf Football webpage.
England Deaf Football website has several guidance in BSL on their website, from team transfer windows, matchday, team/referee sheet and other important news and information.
Refereeing a match with deaf players
A set of guidelines for refereeing football matches involving deaf footballers have been produced by the FA in partnership with the National Deaf Children’s Society.
Find a course near you via the link above. The purpose of this course is to provide you with ideas and guidance on how to adapt, where necessary, to include deaf players in your sessions and match situations in your school or club.