DCL MEETINGS IN LONDON (GREAT BRITAIN)
DCL Executive Committee had meetings with DCL Technical Officer Futsal (Rosario De Caro), EDSO Football Technical Director (Andrew Scolding), UKDS Chair (Philip Gerrard), BDF (Martin Lewis) and DCL Media Officer (Michael Vestergaard) on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October in London to discuss several issues in relation to European Deaf Football Clubs and the DCL events that will be in held 2015.
The main features of the meeting were the approval of the proposals previously raised by clubs at the last Annual General Meeting that we held in Belgrade (Serbia) on 4th June and the review of the General Rules and Regulations for football and futsal. These documents will be distributed to all EDSO Members soon for their information. Other issues that we discussed, included DCL Workshop in Milan (Italy – 23rd-24th January 2015) and the VIII DCL Men’s Football in Antalya (Turkey – 21st-25th April 2015).
We worked, with DCL TO Futsal, Rosario De Caro, on the plans for the 2015 Futsal competitions - the II DCL Men and Women futsal, which will be held on 17 to 21th February in Graz (Austria). Information on the Futsal competitions (men and women) will be published soon.
DCL are grateful with BDF, EDSO and UKDS for attending the meeting as we discussed the current situation of football and futsal in Great Britain in order to help make an action plan and establish the pathway for future participation of British clubs to DCL competitions. With Michael Vestergaard we worked on a future action plan for DCL Media.
During September we sent requests to all EDSO Members asking them to provide us the information of the country’s National Leagues and/or Cup Competitions (e.g. names of the clubs that finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the League and/or Cup) for football and futsal from the 2013/2014 season. With this information we will soon send invitations to the clubs that will be invited to DCL competitions in 2015.
DCL will send in the next few days to all EDSO Members, who have teams that can qualify to DCL competitions, with information about the DCL competitions that will be in held 2015.
UKDS = United Kingdom Deaf Sports. BDF = British Deaf Football.