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Talented young athlete Asnath lives in Birmingham and is passionate about sport. She was often frustrated by the lack of access to sporting opportunities for young deaf girls.

Asnath contacted BID's Sports Project, who helped her set up a local deaf ladies football team, which has now grown into a regular weekly activity.

Asnath has now received news from the FA that she has been selected to take part in the 2015 World Deaf Futsal Championships on Thailand where she hopes to bring back a medal for England.

Asnath attempting the triple jump

Asnath's story:
I am really proud that I was involved in setting up the Deaf Ladies football team with BID Services.

I love sport and a few months ago, attended the Deaf Athletics Championship in Poland, competing for Team GB in the 100 Metre Sprint, Long Jump and Triple Jump which was an opportunity I never imagined I would have. I was incredibly proud to be picked for Team GB but it wasn't easy because I have to fundraise to cover the travel costs myself. However, it was a fantastic experience as it was my first ever International Athletics Championship.

I feel very proud to be representing my country in elite level Deaf sports and be a positive role model to young deaf girls.

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