Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Deaf Scorpions Appeals for Support to Participate in Bamako Tournament

The West Africa Deaf Sports Union (WADSU) in conjunction with Mali Deaf Sports Federation with support of the ECOWAS/Youth Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) has invited The Gambia National Deaf Football team to participate in the 7th edition of the West Africa Deaf Football Tournament (WADFT 2017), scheduled to be held in Mali – Bamako National Sports Stadium, from May 6th – 12th, 2017.

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Source: Daily Observer

Posh are double deaf champions

Peterborough United Deaf FootballPeterborough United’s deaf football teams are double national champions. Both the Under 13 and Under 16 sides were victorious at the National Deaf Youth Tournament which took place at the Goals Centre in Northampton.

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Source: Peterborough Telegraph


By Kate Ward

US Deaf SoccerYou may have heard about the U.S. Deaf Women’s National Team through social media, articles or news segments. If you haven’t, we’d like to change that. Our running joke is “We are the greatest team you’ve never heard of.”

Unless you live under a rock, you must know all about the USWNT and their triumphant World Cup. Watching in awe as they netted four goals in 16 minutes and swelled with pride as they lifted the trophy. It’s true that the USWNT kicks major a** on the soccer field, but these elite female athletes play for something much bigger than epic hat tricks and acrobatic saves on the soccer field. They work to empower females both on and off the field.

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Source: Soccer Nation


By Carrie Taylor

US Deaf SoccerDeafness is a hidden ‘disability’. In sports such as soccer, players face certain hidden disadvantages, such as not being able to hear their coach’s instructions during a game, a referee’s decision or even the roar of the crowd. Oftentimes deaf soccer players compete regularly against their hearing peers and these aspects of the game, which many of us take for granted, can make a difference during the course of a match.

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Source: Soccer Nation

Dean Humphreys: GB Deaf Football manager fighting to go to Deaflympics

By Adam Storer

Great Britain Deaf FootballThe GBDF team hoping for glory, but no lottery funding means they may not go.

Dean Humphreys is a profoundly deaf 53-year-old traffic technician for the London Borough of Hounslow. He struggles to speak, but largely communicates by lip reading or British Sign Language (BSL). He is also a former trophy-winning defender and will be hoping to guide his Great Britain men’s team to gold at the #Deaflympics in Samsun in July.

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Source: Blasting News

Kevin Davies leads charge for Great Britain deaf team to be heard

By James Dale

Great Britain Deaf FootballKevin Davies and Joe Allen are among those stepping in to fund Great Britain’s deaf team, who still receive no government backing....

The ooh-inspiring ping off the post, the jarring thud of a 50-50 challenge, and the crisp rustle of the ball hitting the back of the net, this game had the cacophony of a typical football match. Except one team could not hear it.

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Source: Sky Sports

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