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United Kingdom deaf footballers investigate establishing a new national league

By Laura Hale

Deaf footballers in the United Kingdom are currently exploring the possibility of establishing a national deaf football league. The league would be different than the existing structure, which is based around English Deaf Football. This locks out Belfast Deaf Football and Glasgow Deaf Football from playing. English Deaf Football’s structure is also focused more around a tournament than it is about providing a real national league.

Read more: http://www.parasport-news.com/united-kingdom-deaf-footballers-investigating-establishing-a-new-national-league/10028/

Source: ParaSport News

Proud daughter pays tribute to late inspirational father

By Shaun Reynolds

A PROUD daughter has paid tribute to her inspirational father who passed away at the end of January following a successful career as a deaf footballer.

Kenneth Turner died on January 27 at the age of 71.

Read more: http://solihullobserver.co.uk/news/proud-daughter-pays-tribute-late-inspirational-father/

Source: Solihull Observer

Sunderland Deaf AFC footballers eye European glory as they jet off on tour

By Dan O’Donoghue

Players from Sunderland Deaf AFC are hoping they can make an impact on the European stage and give the region something to cheer about.

A deaf football team have spoken of their dream to bring Champions League glory to the North East.

Read more: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/sunderland-deaf-afc-footballers-eye-10855337

Source: Chronicle Live

Signs look good for Cumbria's first deaf football team

By Emily Parsons

Thomas Rhodes is deaf in both ears, but has a cochlear implant which allows him some hearing. He is able to speak and lip read, and can do some sign language.

The 18-year-old, from Armathwaite, sees his hearing impairment as just another part of life however, refusing to let it prevent him doing what he wants.

Read more: http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk/features/Signs-look-good-for-Cumbrias-first-deaf-football-team-7d6f5451-3063-4d9d-976b-606bea64d58c-ds

Source: The Cumberland News

Foxes striker in World Cup bid

Great Britain Deaf FootballA LOUGHBOROUGH Foxes player is a step closer to playing in a World Cup this summer thanks to a donation by Premier league goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Centre forward Ceara Toal is a member of the Great Britain Deaf Womens football team which is due to play in the World Cup in Italy in June but the team needs to raise £20,000 to fully finance the trip.

Read more: http://www.loughboroughecho.net/sport/football/football-news/foxes-striker-world-cup-bid-10687941

Source: Loughborough Echo

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