Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Deaf footballers an inspiration to us all

Australia Deaf FootballAustralia’s Deaf Football team are in action against North Korea in a historic friendly at Marconi Stadium this Saturday night.

It represents the second meeting between the two sides following a landmark match in 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park, the first time North Korea’s football side had played on foreign land.

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Source: FourFourTwo

“Football teams needs to give deaf players a chance to shine,” says scholarship winner Thomas

Advertising student Thomas Rhodes’ firm passion for football and commitment to supporting and promoting the Deaf community both at a local and national level has earned him a prestigious Excellence Scholarship.

Thomas who lives in Carlisle, was born profoundly deaf in both ears and uses a cochlear implant to allow him to communicate. He has enjoyed playing and watching football since he was 11 years old and has gone on to succeed at the highest level, and increase participation in deaf football in the UK.

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Source: Edge Hill University

Being deaf won't stop me playing the sport I love says Belfast dad-to-be

Earlier today, 21-year-old Danny Rea made his first team debut for Belfast & District Football League side St James’ Swifts.

Coming on as a second-half substitute, the Ravenhill man set up two goals in a 6-2 win for the West Belfast team.

It was a debut anyone would be pleased with and it’s made all the more impressive when you know that Danny was born profoundly deaf.

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Source: Belfast Live

The FA to support GB men and women’s squads at 2017 Deaflympics

Great Britain Deaf FootballThe Football Association has pledged £40,000 to support the GB deaf men and women’s squads at a major international tournament in 2017.

The FA, which has been supporting elite disability teams for 17 years, is conscious that GB Deaf Football – representing all four home nations – does not receive public funding. This donation will particularly aid the squad’s English-based players to train and prepare ahead of both men’s and women’s teams travelling to the prestigious Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey next July.

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Source: The FA

Shea: from Training Fields to the World Stage

By Joel Frambes

US Deaf SoccerThis past summer, Cameron student Patrick Shea found himself on the world stage playing for the U.S. Men’s National Deaf Soccer team in the 3rd World Deaf Football Championships in Italy.

Shea, a junior interdisciplinary studies major, joined the team in 2012 when he attended his first training camp in Columbus, Ohio.

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Source: Cameron University Aggie Central

Deaf footballer from Wellingborough needs your help to get to the Deaflympics

By Stephanie Weaver

Great Britain Deaf FootballA deaf footballer from Wellingborough is leading the fundraising as she bids to get herself and the rest of the England team to the Deaflympics.

Claire Stancliffe has played football for more than 10 years in mainstream teams within Northamptonshire as well as for the GB Deaf women’s football team.

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Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph

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