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World Adventure Golf Masters and World Deaf Championships to be Played

2017 World Deaf Minigolf ChampionshipNin, Croatia – On September 11 and 12, 2017, the World Adventure Golf Masters 2017 (WAGM) and the World Deaf Championships (WDC) will be held at Zaton Holiday Resort. Both tournaments are sponsored by the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) and are two of the three largest events on the WMF calendar.

The WAGM is the largest international tournament to be played on the Minigolf Open Standard (MOS) style course. There are 104 participants in the various classes, representing 18 different countries including countries from Asia, Australia, North America, Africa and Europe. Players had two official practice days on September 9 and 10 as they prepared for the stroke-play competition. The competition will comprise of both individual and team events, both with 6 qualifying round and a finals rounds for the best individuals/teams to determine the champions.

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Source: Mini Golf News

Pontypool deaf go-kart racer, Caleb McDuff, 9, on track to success after scooping second year of sponsorship from housing firm

By Chris Binding

A TALENTED deaf go-kart racer from Torfaen is set to make his debut in a UK-wide contest after receiving another season of sponsorship from a housing firm.

This year, Caleb McDuff will compete for the first time in the MSA IAME British Cadet Championship - a class of the Super One Series for racers aged between eight and 13.

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Source: South Wales Argus

Hearing Loss is No Match for These Athletes: EarQ and the NFLPA Award Student Scholarships

Two remarkable student athletes with hearing loss have been awarded scholarships from EarQ and the NFL Players Association’s Professional Athletes Foundation.


NFLPAFor nearly six years, EarQ and the NFL Players Association’s Professional Athletes Foundation have been addressing hearing healthcare in former professional athletes and their fans. For the second consecutive year, the partnership is furthering its initiative by granting scholarships to student athletes with hearing loss. The recipients, Grace Gleba and Juan Cornejos, are determined individuals who have proven themselves athletically and academically. The partnership is proud to announce them as the 2017 scholarship recipients.

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Source: PRWeb

Meet the Portuguese youngster that has been inspired to play rugby by Hartpury's Mat Gilbert

Meet the young Portuguese rugby player that has been inspired to play the game by Hartpury’s own Mat Gilbert.

Guilherme de Jesus Borges Custódio is 13-years-old at plays rugby at Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Like Gilbert, Guilherme is deaf and has been inspired to play rugby by the Hartpury flanker.

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Source: Gloucestershire Live

Valley resident to coach deaf Little League player

By Rick Dandes

Little League ChallengerTURBOTVILLE — Sarah Moore, of Turbotville, a deaf services specialist who has worked in the Office of Disability Services at the Pennsylvania College of Technology since 2010, will be a hands-on coach at the Little League World Series’ Challenger game today in South Williamsport.

This is not the first time Moore has worked with the Little League World Series.

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Source: The Daily Item

‘We must encourage more deaf children into sport’

Malta FlagThe only athlete representing Malta at the Deaflympics is calling for better recognition of local deaf sports people and better education that would encourage deaf children to practise sports.

George Vella, 37, has just returned from the 23rd edition of Deaflympics, which was this year staged in Turkey.

Held every four years, Deaflympics are considered the longest-running multi-sport event following the Olympics.

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Source: Times of Malta


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