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Trail blazer Jodie heads for Deaflympics and elite sports college

By Hilarie Stelfox

UK Deaf Sport NewProfoundly-deaf teenager Jodie Ounsley has never let her disability get in the way of her love of sport.

This summer the Shelley College student will compete as a sprinter in the 2017 Deaflympics in Turkey, train with the North of England and Yorkshire under 18s rugby union teams and prepare to join an elite sports programme at Loughborough College. She’ll also be taking her GCSEs.

Read more & view video: http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/trail-blazer-jodie-heads-deaflympics-13012308

Source: The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

England Deaf Rugby Union confirm attendance at the 2018 world Deaf 7's in Australia

2018 World Deaf RugbyAustralia will host the first world Deaf sevens competition, to be held in Sydney.

The competition will take place in Sydney and EDRU have formally notified Australia that we intend to field a male and female squad at the event.

England Deaf players and officials will have to self fund the event and have already commenced fund raising on an individuel and team basis. If any individuel or company have any interest in in any form of sponsorship please, please get in touch and we can forward you our sponsorship documentation.

Read more: http://www.englanddeafrugby.com/news/england-deaf-rugby-union-confirm-attendance-at-the-1800116.html

Source: England Deaf Rugby

EDRU name new women's squad coach

By Ben Mousley

England Deaf Rugby UnionAfter the success of last season and the women's squad growing to in excess of 30 players, EDRU have recruited a coach who has refreashing ideas and is keen to move the ladies into the next phase of competitive rugby.

Ben is from St Helens in Merseyside and has previously been the head coach at Ruskin Park RUFC, he also works with the RFU community rugby coaches in several Merseyside and Cheshire based schools, delivering rugby sessions to 10 - 17 year old pupils. Ben predominantly played centre and finished his playing career in the back row.

Read more: http://www.englanddeafrugby.com/news/edru-name-new-womens-squad-coach-1799785.html

Source: England Deaf Rugby

Earlham star was born deaf, but is 'blessed'

By Jesus Jimenez

Earlham College“I’m just blessed to be able to be in the position that I’m in,” said Laird, who plays shortstop for the Quakers. “When the season’s over, wherever that path takes me – whether it’s going into actual sales profession, or being able to play baseball, it’ll be a blessing from God, and I’m just following His plans.”

Laird reached on an error to open the 10th inning Thursday, and Eric Elkus followed with a single. Following a sacrifice bunt from Addison Robertson, freshman Danny Dopp singled for a 4-3 walk-off victory Thursday at Randal R. Sadler Stadium.

Read more: http://www.pal-item.com/story/sports/college/quakers/2017/05/11/earlham-star-born-deaf-but-blessed/101562678/

Source: Pal-Item

Former Feehan hurler Flanagan earns Easter Seals Society's Rising Star Award

By Peter Gobis

RITBOSTON — Former Bishop Feehan High School pitcher Sean ‘Skip’ Flanagan, a hearing-impaired student-athlete as a Shamrock who went on to illustrious collegiate mound career at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is the 2017 recipient of the Rising Star Award, presented by the Easter Seals Society of Massachusetts.

The organization recognizes Flanagan, a native of Framingham, for his current achievements and future potential to continue changing cultural attitudes and breaking down barriers for those with disabilities. Flanagan is in his first year as the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) athlete development program coordinator.

Read more: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/sports/local_sports/former-feehan-hurler-flanagan-earns-easter-seals-society-s-rising/article_11280b2c-dc88-545e-a382-90105ea2d518.html

Source: The Sun Chronicle

Matt Hamill knocks out Luiz Cane in 38 seconds, wins first fight since 2012

Matt Hamill is still fighting and evidently still capable of finishing opponents.

Hamill knocked out former UFC veteran Luiz Cane in just 38 seconds in the main event of Fight2Night 2 on Friday night in Parana, Brazil. It was Hamill’s first victory since 2012.

Read more: http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/4/29/15482576/matt-hamill-knocks-out-luiz-cane-in-38-seconds-wins-first-fight-since-2012

Source: MMA Fighting

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