Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Wellingborough football star in fundraising bid after horrendous injury

By Sam Wildman

Great Britain Deaf FootballA deaf football star from Wellingborough is hoping to raise money for treatment after a horror injury which has left her ‘distraught’ and possibly unable to play again.

Claire Stancliffe, a three-time Deaflympian and World Cup bronze medallist, suffered a complete anterior cruciate ligament tear as well as other injuries at the Deaflympics eight weeks ago.

Read more: http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/wellingborough-football-star-in-fundraising-bid-after-horrendous-injury-1-8177240

Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph

Mia White named Liberty League Women's Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week

By Steve Jaynes

RITROCHESTER, NY -- Sophomore Mia White (Littleton, CO/Rocky Mountain Deaf School) of the RIT women's soccer team was named the Liberty League Women's Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week on Monday, for the week ending Sept. 17, 2017. It is White's first weekly honor.

Read more: http://ritathletics.com/news/2017/9/18/white-named-liberty-league-womens-soccer-offensive-performer-of-the-week.aspx

Source: RIT Athletics

Gazzar: From world’s best deaf soccer player to street vendor in Giza

By Al-Masry Al-Youm

Tariq Ahmed Ali was ranked the worlds best deaf soccer player in 2016, even appearing on a billboard for a mobile phone company service, yet despite the acclaim Tariq Ahmed Ali, also known as Tariq al-Gazzar, is now working as a street vendor selling fruits to pedestrians in Giza Square.

Gazzar, 32, holds a certificate of technical education from his hometown Assiut, where he began his career playing in the street.

Read more: http://www.egyptindependent.com/gazzar-from-worlds-best-deaf-soccer-player-to-street-vendor-in-giza/

Source: Egypt Independent

Hot-shot Clarke back for Pershore before USA exit

Pershore Town FCPERSHORE Town will have to make the most of the unexpected return of last season’s top scorer Jamie Clarke before he jets off to the US.

Manager Quentin Townsend had not planned for the presence of Clarke, who netted 18 goals last season, in his squad as the striker prepares for a new life in Miami.

But Clarke, fresh from playing in the Deaflympics, told Townsend he wanted to play and he has already netted in Town’s opening two games of the season.

Read more: https://eveshamobserver.co.uk/sport/hot-shot-clarke-back-for-pershore-before-usa-exit/

Source: Evesham Observer

Deaf football icon passes away

Socttish Deaf Football AssociationThe deaf football community in Scotland is mourning the loss of Sandy Brooks. A hugely important figure in deaf football, Sandy played a major part in taking the game to the level it is at today. He was a role model and icon for those within the community.

Sandy was involved in deaf football for over 60 years. Joining Glasgow Deaf Athletic Football Club as a player at 19, he would go on to become club secretary and eventually honorary president.

Read more: http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=1957&newsCategoryID=4&newsID=17109

Source: Scottish Cup

Mia Marin, champion for two different teams in the last year

By Tommy McCormick

US Deaf SoccerMia Marin is a multi-sport athlete at Woodland High School, most notably playing defense and midfield for the defending three-time Division III Sac-Joaquin Section champion girls soccer team.

But she is part of another championship team, the U.S. Women’s Deaf National soccer team, which won the 2016 Deaf World Cup Championship by beating Russia 3-0 in Eboli, Italy — July 2 marked one year to the day since that victory.

Read more: http://www.dailydemocrat.com/article/NI/20170713/SPORTS/170719904

Source: Daily Democrat

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