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Organizing committee for 2016 Deaf Futsal Champions League view venue

C.D.S. Huelva logo C.D.S. Huelva logo. Image credit: C.D.S. Huelva

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.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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