In boarding school №5 of Almaty for children with hearing impairments acts Football section. The coach is a professional football player, person with hearing disabilities and a member of the national team – Asyl Ibraimov. Three times in a week two groups of deaf children aged between 11 and 17 years are engaged in football. In addition, the Foundation supports regular participant of team in national and international competitions. For many graduates football section has become not just a fad or a hobby, but a professional occupation.
Football section works since 2009, with the help of partners and sponsors in the school yard was constructed a football field and chosen a professional coach.
A short video about the team can be viewed here.
With the support of the Irish artist Mary O’Connor, who has published two book-album series about Central Asia and fees from sales dedicated to the team, players annually take part in the International tournament among the hearing impaired youth in Slovakia. In 2015 the team won the tournament! An example of our football section says that children with disabilities have a lot of talent, but need special support to be able to show them, not only through sport, but also, through creativity and sport.
Currently, the sponsor of the team is the Company “RTS Trade” with the support of Dauren Bliev. The sponsors of the team in different years were the Chevron Company, the Football Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Irish photographer and artist Mary O’Connor and private sponsors.
We are looking for a sponsor to update the football field and coverage.