Leeds Beckett student part of Great Britain Deaf Football milestone
Joe has now been included in the final squad of 20 for the tournament where the GB side will be playing its first ever competitive fixture.
But while many of the nations that they will be competing against have far more experience, he says they aren’t entertaining any thoughts of being underdogs.
Joe said: “Playing for Great Britain at an international tournament is the biggest achievement I’ve had to date, and those who know me closely will know how much I love the sport.
“Some of these nations’ players are paid footballers which is something that doesn't exist with our team.
“However we all believe we can be a shock and win the whole thing, otherwise what's the point?
“We want to do this because we believe we can win.”
Great Britain Deaf Football does not receive any funding meaning Joe and his team-mates are looking to raise £1,000 each to cover the cost of flights, accommodation, kit and food on the trip to the city of Wrocław in western Poland.
So far he has around £450 of his target for the tournament, which takes place between August 5 and 13.
You can help Joe reach Poland by visiting his Just Giving page here.
For more updates from the tournament, follow @GB_DeafFootball on Twitter