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Meet the Portuguese youngster that has been inspired to play rugby by Hartpury's Mat Gilbert

Meet the young Portuguese rugby player that has been inspired to play the game by Hartpury’s own Mat Gilbert.

Guilherme de Jesus Borges Custódio is 13-years-old at plays rugby at Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Like Gilbert, Guilherme is deaf and has been inspired to play rugby by the Hartpury flanker.

Read more: http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/meet-portuguese-youngster-been-inspired-396629

Source: Gloucestershire Live

Valley resident to coach deaf Little League player

By Rick Dandes

Little League ChallengerTURBOTVILLE — Sarah Moore, of Turbotville, a deaf services specialist who has worked in the Office of Disability Services at the Pennsylvania College of Technology since 2010, will be a hands-on coach at the Little League World Series’ Challenger game today in South Williamsport.

This is not the first time Moore has worked with the Little League World Series.

Read more: http://www.dailyitem.com/news/local_news/valley-resident-to-coach-deaf-little-league-player/article_5d3fa6f4-02c7-5ba3-b758-de2534ae565c.html

Source: The Daily Item

‘We must encourage more deaf children into sport’

Malta FlagThe only athlete representing Malta at the Deaflympics is calling for better recognition of local deaf sports people and better education that would encourage deaf children to practise sports.

George Vella, 37, has just returned from the 23rd edition of Deaflympics, which was this year staged in Turkey.

Held every four years, Deaflympics are considered the longest-running multi-sport event following the Olympics.

Read more: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20170819/local/we-must-encourage-more-deaf-children-into-sport.655887

Source: Times of Malta

Behind the Scenes / Deaf athletes strive to raise funds, awareness

By Hirohiko Ide and Shuichi Arai / Yomiuri Shimbun

Japan FlagOne positive effect of the upcoming Tokyo Games is increased understanding and awareness of the Paralympics, but the situation remains bleak for international events for sports for the disabled that are not included in the Paralympics.

The conditions faced by disabled athletes and the support available to them can be better understood by examining one such event, the 23rd Summer Deaflympic Games — the Olympics for the deaf — held in Samsun, Turkey, from July 18 to July 30.

Read more: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003859061

Source: The Japan News

Applications for Board Members of USADSF now welcome

USA Deaf Sports FederationThe USA Deaf Sports Federation has two openings for individuals interested in serving on the organization’s Board of Directors. USADSF is looking for individuals who have experience, expertise, and knowledge in the following areas:

Fundraising
Governance
Strategic planning
Financial management
Basic understanding of Robert’s Rules of Order
Bylaws and policies and procedures
Operations in nonprofit organizations
Community and public relations
Marketing
Information Technology
Sports management

These backgrounds are needed due to the fact that USADSF is in the process of hiring an Executive Director. USADSF has also formed the Lawrence R. Fleischer Deaf Sports Foundation which will be a subsidiary of USADSF and serve as the fundraising arm of the organization. Your experience and expertise will assist in the hiring and implementation as well as a variety of other projects for USADSF.

If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and background information (can be a resume or CV) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, August 25, 2017.

Reprinted from USA Deaf Sports Federation - http://usdeafsports.org/news/applications-for-board-members-of-usadsf-now-welcome/

Farewell to an amazing Whanganui athlete

By Liz Wylie

New Zealand FlagMavis Carter was Whanganui's own sporting legend who defied disability, age and terminal illness to show the world what she was made of. Liz Wylie pays tribute to a remarkable woman and astounding athlete.

The Whanganui woman who earned the title "Amazing Mavis" at the World Masters' Games in April has died.

Read more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11897916

Source: Wanganui Chronicle

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