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Int'l Deaf Soccer Competition Held in Zhanjiang

By Candy Liao

Deaf International Football AssociationA five-a-side indoor futsal soccer tournament for deaf athletes was held at Lingnan Normal University in Zhanjiang from April 16 to 19, with teams competing from China, Russia, Japan, and Thailand.

It was the first time such an event has been held in the Guangdong city, sponsored by the Deaf International Football Association (DIFA).

Read more: http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/news/charity/1704/3263-1.htm

Source: Women of China

Welsh international Joe Allen's brother Harry from Droitwich to play for Great Britain in Deaflympics football

Great Britain Deaf FootballA FATHER of two from Droitwich Spa will be representing Great Britain at the Deaflympics in Turkey.

Harry Allen, who works for Ormerod Rutter Chartered Accountants in the town, has been selected for the men’s football squad to compete in Samsun in July.

Senior accountant Allen, 28, is no stranger to international football having taken part in the 2009 event in Taiwan.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2paNQcm

Source: Worcester News

Deaf Scorpions set for 7th edition of W/Africa Deaf Football Tourney

The West Africa Deaf Sports Union (WADSU), in conjunction with Mali Deaf Sports Federation with support of the ECOWAS/Youth Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), invited the Gambia National Deaf Football team to participate in the 7th edition of the West Africa Deaf Football Tournament (WADFT 2017) scheduled to be held in Bamako, Mali, from 6 to 12 May 2017.

Read more: http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/deaf-scorpions-set-for-7th-edition-of-wafrica-deaf-football-tourney

Source: The Point

Deaf Scorpions Appeals for Support to Participate in Bamako Tournament

The West Africa Deaf Sports Union (WADSU) in conjunction with Mali Deaf Sports Federation with support of the ECOWAS/Youth Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) has invited The Gambia National Deaf Football team to participate in the 7th edition of the West Africa Deaf Football Tournament (WADFT 2017), scheduled to be held in Mali – Bamako National Sports Stadium, from May 6th – 12th, 2017.

Read more: https://observergm.com/deaf-scorpions-appeals-for-support-to-participate-in-bamako-tournament/

Source: Daily Observer

Posh are double deaf champions

Peterborough United Deaf FootballPeterborough United’s deaf football teams are double national champions. Both the Under 13 and Under 16 sides were victorious at the National Deaf Youth Tournament which took place at the Goals Centre in Northampton.

Read more: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport/football/local-football/posh-are-double-deaf-champions-1-7903617

Source: Peterborough Telegraph

WHY YOU SHOULD CHEER FOR THE U.S. DEAF WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

By Kate Ward

US Deaf SoccerYou may have heard about the U.S. Deaf Women’s National Team through social media, articles or news segments. If you haven’t, we’d like to change that. Our running joke is “We are the greatest team you’ve never heard of.”

Unless you live under a rock, you must know all about the USWNT and their triumphant World Cup. Watching in awe as they netted four goals in 16 minutes and swelled with pride as they lifted the trophy. It’s true that the USWNT kicks major a** on the soccer field, but these elite female athletes play for something much bigger than epic hat tricks and acrobatic saves on the soccer field. They work to empower females both on and off the field.

Read more: https://www.soccernation.com/cheer-u-s-deaf-womens-national-team/

Source: Soccer Nation

 
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