We held our annual Open Day at the Fulham FC Training Ground in Motspur Park on Sunday 19th August. Over 80 people attended the day which saw past and present Deaf team members, their families, Fulham deaf football fans and supporters came together for an array of activities, football matches and entertainment.

Fulham FC Foundation staff took coaching sessions for the younger children, teaching them skills and honing their shooting ability in the Club speed cages. A balloon modeller and face painter kept the very youngest of attendees amused whilst the day culminated in a group BBQ.

Great Britain Deaf Ladies kicked off the days matches when they took on Fulham Deaf Ladies squad. The GB team dug deep and eventually won the match 3-2.  Fulham’s goals from from a Louise Hogan free-kick and Pembe Alp.

Great Britain’s scorers were Susan Mckeown (pen), Donna Cross and April Maplin.

It was then the turn of the men’s teams to take to the pitch with the current Fulham Deaf Team squad taking on an All Stars team formed of past players from Fulham and some guest players. The current squad were victorious on the day, beating the All Stars 7-0 with Ross Ward scoring a hat-trick, the returning Jacob Willis also netted one along with Richard Hounslow.

Over £500 was raised on the day which will go towards the launch of a new Youth Deaf club starting at Surrey sports Park on 28th September.  Thanks to everyone who came to support the event!

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For more information on any of the above programmes or initiatives, please visit www.fulhamfc.com/foundation or contact Fulham Football Club Foundation on Foundationinfo@fulhamfc.com or 0870 442 5432.