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'They obviously don’t realise I can’t hear a word': Junior footballer going to the Deaflympics on dealing with abuse

By Fraser Wilson

Great Britain Deaf FootballIrvine Meadow winger PJ Dolan is the only deaf player in the Ayrshire juniors and will represent Team GB at the Deaflympics in Turkey.

A junior football star has revealed how he just laughs off abuse from opposition fans – because he can’t hear them.

Irvine Meadow winger PJ Dolan, 29, is the only deaf player in the Ayrshire juniors.

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/they-obviously-dont-realise-cant-9991994

Source: Daily Record

Deaf Exeter City Football in the Community footballers boosted in attempts to become coaches

By David Byron

Exeter City's Football in the Community defeat team - known as Exeter City Knights - have been boosted by the tune of £1,000 in their attempts to become coaches.

A number of the Knights' players, who train weekly and play in monthly Ability Counts tournaments, have been keen to take FA courses to become coaches but needed support for them.

Read more: http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/deaf-exeter-city-football-in-the-community-footballers-boosted-in-attempts-to-become-coaches/story-30156549-detail/story.html

Source: Express & Echo

Collected Wisdom: U.S. National Deaf Soccer Team player Patrick Shea

By Jenni Carlson

US Deaf SoccerPatrick Shea

U.S. NATIONAL DEAF SOCCER TEAM PLAYER

Age: 24

Residence: Lawton

Patrick Shea is spending this weekend at Energy FC's open tryout, hoping to take another step toward playing soccer professionally, trying to live out yet another dream.

Read more: http://newsok.com/article/5536041

Source: The Oklahoman

England Deaf ladies captain to bring out Saturday's match ball

Great Britain Deaf FootballCITY will be delighted to welcome Community Hero Laura Wiseman to Carrow Road on Saturday.

Laura, 29, is captain of the England Deaf ladies team and was recently nominated for a national Pride of Sport award.

Laura has been playing football ever since she was 18 months old: "My dad is a football fan so he taught me how to play football and I fell in love playing it." She currently plays for Wymondham Ladies and is also involved in the Deaflympics and Team GB in the Deaf World Cup.

Read more: http://www.canaries.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/norwich-city-wolves-community-hero-3527350.aspx

Source: Norwich City FC

Deaf Eagles to face FIRS team in January friendly

Abuja – Lukman Agbabiaka, the Secretary of Nigeria Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF), on Tuesday in Abuja said the Deaf Eagles would face the FIRS football team in a friendly match in January.

Agbabiaka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the match would hold on Jan. 15 at the National Stadium in Abuja.

“We got the invitation letter to play with the staff of FIRS this December, but it was too late for us to start calling our players together.

Read more: http://sundiatapost.com/2016/12/28/deaf-eagles-to-face-firs-team-in-january-friendly/

Source: Sundiata Post

'Pure robbery!' - The incredible story of the deaf footballer sent off vs Real Madrid for protesting

By Mark Doyle

In commemorating the 60th birthday of legendary Rijeka winger Damir Desnica, Goal recalls one of the most bizarre and unjust dismissals in football history.

"It was pure robbery," Damir Desnica still says of Real Madrid's victory over his beloved Rijeka in the second leg of their UEFA Cup second round tie in 1984. It is difficult to disagree. The winger and his team-mates had arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu with a 3-1 lead after dominating their first meeting in the former Yugoslavia. They left defeated, disconsolate and disillusioned.

Read more: http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/3266/spanish-football/2016/12/20/30675512/pure-robbery-the-incredible-story-of-the-deaf-footballer

Source: Goal

 
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