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US Deaf Soccer announces election results

US Deaf SoccerThe United States Deaf Soccer made an announcement yesterday that the elections for officer and board positions have been reviewed and certified via Twitter and e-mail.

All elected officers and board members will start their term on June 1, 2018 and will run for three years. Results of election can be seen below.

2018 US Deaf Soccer Election Results

History made as Saffron Walden host England Deaf's football team's first ever home game

By Tim Street

2018 Tommy Jackson EDF
Goal! Tommy Jackson scores Englands third goal.

Saffron Walden Town hosted the first ever home match played by the England Deaf football team on Sunday.

And Catons Lane proved to be a happy hunting ground for the international side as they beat the Czech Republic deaf team 4-1.

The match was the centrepiece of Saffron Walden’s annual REAL Ethan Linwood Fun Day, played in honour of a local boy who tragically died in a car crash six years ago.

Read more: https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/history-made-saffron-walden-host-14601900

Source: Cambridge News

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Iran soccer team beats Saudi Arabia in Asia Pacific Deaf Football Championships

2018 Iran Soccer Asia Champs
The Iran men's national deaf soccer team.

The Iran men's national deaf soccer team has clinched a narrow victory against Saudi Arabia in the group stage of the fourth edition of Asia Pacific Deaf Football Championships in South Korea.

The Iranian sportsmen exhibited acceptable skills throughout the game, which was played at the Changwon Center Stadium in South Korea’s southeastern city of Changwon, on Sunday and snatched a 1-0 win, presstv.com wrote.

Read more: http://www.iran-daily.com/News/214248.html

Source: Iran Daily

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Game changer: Bison soccer players help train deaf middle school student

By Kevin Wallevand

2018 Batijar Arifi
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A group of NDSU athletes has turned out to be the game changer for an aspiring soccer player who attends Horizon Middle School in Moorhead.

The 8th grader loves the game, but his career has been stalled.

The reason? Local soccer clubs won't pay for an interpreter for the 14-year old, who is deaf.

Read more & view video: https://www.wday.com/news/4437595-game-changer-bison-soccer-players-help-train-deaf-middle-school-student

Source: WDAY 6

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Scott scores an award for his work to lead deaf football team

By Paul Neesham

2018 Scott Garthwaite
Sunderland Deaf AFC's manager Scott Garthwaite has won the North East Disability Sports Award's title of Coach of the Year 2017.

Sunderland Deaf AFC’s manager Scott Garthwaite is celebrating after scooping a top accolade.

Scott has been crowned winner of the NEDSA (North East Disability Sports Awards) prize for the Coach of the Year 2017.

The coach, who was up against 12 other nominees, clinched the award because of his outstanding contributions to the Sunderland Deaf team in the 2016-17 season.

Read more: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/scott-scores-an-award-for-his-work-to-lead-deaf-football-team-1-9080546

Source: Sunderland Echo

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Posh runners-up to Charlton Athletic

2018 Posh Squad
The Posh Deaf squad which was in action at the national championships. They are from the left, back, Paul Osker, Harry Jacobs, Cameron Long, Jude Meloni, Aaron Osker, Joe Clarke, Will Palmer, Steve Long, front, Simao Martins, William Barnsley, Rhys Yeoman, Ollie Yeoman, Daniel Monaf, Finley McEwan, Joe Treacy and Ryan Woodcock.

The Posh Deaf junior teams were in action over the weekend at the 2018 National Deaf Football Championships at Manchester City’s Etihad Campus and both sides aqcuitted themselves well. The Under 16s were just pipped to the title in their age group by Charlton Athletic, losing the decider 1-0, while the Under 13s finished a respectable fourth.

Read more: https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport/football/local-football/deaf-football-posh-runners-up-to-charlton-athletic-1-8432308

Source: Peterborough Telegraph

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