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Border sporting dates clash affects Australian Deaf Games entries

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesThe Border’s crowded sports calendar this month has reduced the number of Queensland competitors able to take part in the Australian Deaf Games.

The 2018 games, which open in Albury-Wodonga on January 20, overlap with the start of the Queensland school year, although coinciding with every other state and territory’s holidays.

Deaf Sports Australia general manager Garry West-Bail said the dates were chosen so the Australian Deaf Games did not clash with annual Border fixture, the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup (January 16-20).

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Source: The Border Mail

'Inspirational' Bishop's Stortford woman set for MBE for work with disabled people

UK Deaf Sport NewA committed lecturer from Bishop’s Stortford has been awarded an MBE for championing sport for disabled and young people.

Rebecca Foster, who went to Northgate Primary School and Birchwood High School, has starred as a course leader for PE and senior lecturer in Adapted PE at the University of Worcester.

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Source: Hertfordshire Mercury

The Kyte Family to attend Canada Deaf Games

2018 Canadian Deaf GamesThe Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA) and the Canada Deaf Games (CDG) 2018 Organizing Committee are very excited to announce the Kyte family’s participation at the CDG that will be held from Feb. 21 to 24 in Winnipeg.

No less than nine members of the Kyte family will form Team Kyte 2018 and participate in the Ice Hockey event.

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Source: Canadian Deaf Sports Association

Matt Hamill vs. Mike Mucitelli title fight headlines Maverick MMA 5

By Eric Kowal

Maverick MMA LeagueA pair of seasoned mixed martial arts Veterans will headline Maverick MMA’s first fight card of the new year.

Former Ultimate Fighter contestant and UFC fighter, Matt Hamill will meet former Bellator MMA competitor, Mike Mucitelli for the inaugural Maverick MMA light heavyweight title, February 17, 2018.

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Source: My MMA News

Basketballer Sam Cartledge says deaf sports need more federal funding

By Chanel Kinniburgh

Deaf Sports AustraliaDEAF athletes are being forced to work multiple jobs and fork out up to $25,000 to play sport at a professional level because of a federal funding shortfall, according to the country’s leading deaf sportsman.

Securing funding for Deaf Sports Australia (DSA)— the main body representing deaf athletes — is more than a wish for Northcote Leader Sport Star and basketballer Sam Cartledge, it’s a mission.

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Source: Herald Sun

New USADF board term announced

USA Deaf Sports FederationUSA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) held their Executive Board Meeting in Washington, DC, over the Veteran’s Holiday weekend, November 10 and 11, 2017. The election for the next term of President, Vice President and Secretary was conducted by the Governance Committee. The nominations for each position were provided in advance, and those nominations were shared by the NSO Representatives in a meeting with the NSOs and Ad Hocs prior to the Executive Board meeting. All members of the board voted, including the two NSO Representatives.

The President is Danny Lacey
The Vice President is Paige Thompson
The Secretary is Brianne Burger

The President and Secretary will serve 4 year-terms, while the Vice President will serve the remainder of the 2-year term left from the previous administration. Mark Apodaca continues as Treasurer and the Board Members are Tiffany Williams, Jeffrey Mansfield and Jeffrey Salit. The Board Members include the two NSO Representatives Liza Offreda and James DeStefano, who are elected by the NSOs in accordance with the bylaws.

President Lacey shared, “I am incredibly honored to lead USA Deaf Sports Federation into the next chapter of our storied legacy. As president, I will work with our board in supporting our athletes and coaches to raise our capabilities to send USA’s best and finest to compete. I believe that any successful team requires trust, collaboration and above all, teamwork. To attain the level of international prestige I know USADSF is capable of, we all must work together and I look forward to doing my part. Together we win.”

All inquiries can be directed to Brianne Burger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Reprinted from USA Deaf Sports Federation -


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