Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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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.

Read more: http://uk.blastingnews.com/sport/2017/03/dean-humphreys-gb-deaf-football-manager-fighting-to-go-to-deaflympics-001556911.html

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.

Read more: http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11096/10801346/kevin-davies-leads-charge-for-great-britain-deaf-team-to-be-heard

Source: Sky Sports

'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


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

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