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Amy Griffin Hosts US Deaf Soccer Women's National Team In Seattle

University of WashingtonSEATTLE – Washington associate head coach Amy Griffin will be wearing a different hat this week as head coach of the United States Deaf Soccer Women's National Team, as she hosts the team in town this weekend for a camp in the city of Seattle.

The team has activates lined up all across the city, as they gather for one of their two annual training camps this weekend. The U.S. squad is coming off of their second Deaf World Championship in 2016, as they defeated Russia 3-0 in the finals at the Deaf Olympics, remaining undefeated in international competition since forming in the early 90's.

Read more: http://www.gohuskies.com/news/2017/6/21/womens-soccer-amy-griffin-hosts-us-deaf-soccer-womens-national-team-in-seattle.aspx

Source: University of Washington Athletics

Emmanuel Ibru: A Bold Foray into ‘Deaf Football’

Around 150 primary school children from all over the South West of Scotland took part His passion for football is unprecedented, having been a football administrator for over 20 years. He was a former member of the Nigeria Football Association, as the country’s football body was then known and also the proprietor of Lagos-based Pro-League side, AS Racine. Recently, the Deaf Eagles won the West Africa Deaf Football Union, WADFU, Tournament in Bamako, Mali, but the team might not have achieved the without Emmanuel Ibru, Kunle Adewale writes

Read more: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/06/03/emmanuel-ibru-a-bold-foray-into-deaf-football/

Source: This Day

Record numbers enjoy deaf football festival

Around 150 primary school children from all over the South West of Scotland took part in a football festival at Rugby Park on Thursday, 2 June.

Boys and girls came from North, South and East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire and even from Glasgow to take part in the fifth annual event.

The first event, taking place in 2012, saw 35 players take part but word has spread quickly amongst the teachers and parents leading to this year’s much larger Festival.

Read more: http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=2565&newsCategoryID=4&newsID=17000

Source: Scottish FA

Meet the Deaf Rhinos: The football team offering a community for deaf people

Deaf Rhinos FCSport has the ability to bring people together, and nowhere is that more obvious than with the Deaf Rhinos football team.

As many as one in six people suffer from some form of hearing loss, and the Deaf Rhinos have helped provide some of them with a community in the UK.

“The confidence, the motivation, the self-esteem – all of a sudden for some of them it’s like ‘wow I’m not on my own, I’ve got a family’. It’s a beautiful thing,” said Dewan Choudhury, a football coach who set up the team.

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/meet-the-deaf-rhinos-the-football-team-offering-a-community-for-deaf-people-791321.html

Source: Irish Examiner

Deaf Eagles pick ticket to Deaflympics in Turkey

Nigeria Deaf Football team returned to the country Wednesday after winning the West Africa Deaf Football championship held in Mali with a ticket to the Deaflympics holding in Turkey come July in the bargain.

At a reception put together for the players on arrival yesterday by the Chairman of the Nigeria Deaf Sports Association, Lagos State; Rev. Samuel Ikpea who also doubles as the national chairman of the Nigeria Football.

Read more: https://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2017/05/deaf-eagles-pick-ticket-to-deaflympics-in-turkey/

Source: Nigeria Today

Nigeria’s Deaf Eagles lift WADFU tourney 4th trophy

The Nigeria national deaf football team, Deaf Eagles, have won the 7th West Africa Deaf Football UnionTournament to lift the trophy for the fourth time.

The team’s Head Coach, Kamiludeen Banjo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Mali that the country defeated hosts, Mali, 2- 1 in the final.

Read more: http://theeagleonline.com.ng/nigerias-deaf-eagles-lift-wadfu-tourney-4th-trophy/

Source: The Eagle Online

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