Stoke's Jack Butland gives 5,000 to GB deaf team
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has donated 5,000 to Great Britain's women's deaf football team to help them attend June's Deaf World Cup in Italy.

"I've learnt a lot from major tournaments, experiences I'll never forget," he wrote on Twitter. "I'd love for you to experience the same!"

England internationals Lucy Bronze, Jade Moore, Jo Potter and Fran Kirby have also supported the appeal, along with Wales international Jess Fishlock.

The team's campaign will cost 20,000.

An online appeal aiming to raise half that amount has reached its target in the wake of Butland's gift. with donations still being accepted.

The team had planned to try and raise the other half of the money in the run-up to the tournament.

A promotional video featuring former athletes Jonathan Edwards and Andy Turner, as well as a host of big names from the women's game, helped launch the appeal.