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Rhys Swift’s New GoFundMe Page

Rhys Swift's new GoFundMe PageOne of our most recent Douglas Bader Grant Recipients has just created a GoFundMe Page. Rhys Swift’s new GoFundMe Page has been set up to raise funds to help Rhys to do all he can to become the best Futsal player he can be.

Futsal, which originated in Uruguay and Brazil, is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted. There are a number of differences to our traditional version of small sided football, but the dominant elements are the absence of rebound boards and amendments in the laws that encourage and foster skilful, creative play above the physical contact that tends to be a feature of English five-a-side. (You will find a link to a download explaining the game in detail at the bottom of this post.)

Partially sighted Rhys, already selected to be a part of the England FA Para Talent Pathway, applied for a Bader Grant to help him to cover the expenses involved in travel, and when necessary accommodation, when playing in Futsal matches across the country. He knows that the best way for him to improve is to play competitively as much as possible and to increase his matchplay awareness and experience. We were delighted to be able to support this committed and inspiring young athlete.

His GoFundMe Page explains:

Hi, I’m Rhys Swift, I’m partially sighted and I’m looking to raise funds to help me cover the associated costs with trying to progress within the England FA Para Talent Pathway.
Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you, Rhys
Rhys has such a natural talent and is so determined to be the best he can be. Please do support his fundraising efforts through Rhys Swift’s new GoFundMe Page if you can.
You can read more about Rhys’s journey by following the link at the bottom of this page, which will take you to a previous post on the DBF Website.

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