This past weekend, the Ayamonte organizing committee for 2016 Deaf Futsal Champions League toured the facilities for the event, and held a meeting to make sure everything was read for the competition which is scheduled to get underway on February 9. The meeting took place at a hotel in Punta del Moral, Spain, where footballers will stay for the duration of the competition.
It was attended by the travel agency working with the agency, referees for the event, the mayor of Ayamonte, the local sports councilor, representatives from Portuguese towns Vila Real de Santo António and Castro Marim, a representative from the Spanish town of Isla Cristina,President of the Deaf Champions League Juan Carlos Basilio, C.D.S. Huelva President Chema Benabat, Federación Andaluza de Deportes de Sordos President Antonio Jesús de la Rosa and others involved with organizing the event.
During the two day long meeting, organizers and referees discussed their preparations for the event to insure smoothing running of it. The tour of the facilities took place on Sunday. Local organizers expressed happiness with the event, the first of its kind in deaf futsal in that two countries are co-hosting it. They believe it will assist in putting the area on the international map.
700 footballers from 21 countries are expected to descend on the region for the competition.