Saturday, June 23, 2018
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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.

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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.

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Source: Daily Democrat

Amy Griffin Hosts US Deaf Soccer Women's National Team In Seattle

University of WashingtonSEATTLE – Washington associate head coach Amy Griffin will be wearing a different hat this week as head coach of the United States Deaf Soccer Women's National Team, as she hosts the team in town this weekend for a camp in the city of Seattle.

The team has activates lined up all across the city, as they gather for one of their two annual training camps this weekend. The U.S. squad is coming off of their second Deaf World Championship in 2016, as they defeated Russia 3-0 in the finals at the Deaf Olympics, remaining undefeated in international competition since forming in the early 90's.

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Source: University of Washington Athletics

Emmanuel Ibru: A Bold Foray into ‘Deaf Football’

Around 150 primary school children from all over the South West of Scotland took part His passion for football is unprecedented, having been a football administrator for over 20 years. He was a former member of the Nigeria Football Association, as the country’s football body was then known and also the proprietor of Lagos-based Pro-League side, AS Racine. Recently, the Deaf Eagles won the West Africa Deaf Football Union, WADFU, Tournament in Bamako, Mali, but the team might not have achieved the without Emmanuel Ibru, Kunle Adewale writes

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Source: This Day

Record numbers enjoy deaf football festival

Around 150 primary school children from all over the South West of Scotland took part in a football festival at Rugby Park on Thursday, 2 June.

Boys and girls came from North, South and East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire and even from Glasgow to take part in the fifth annual event.

The first event, taking place in 2012, saw 35 players take part but word has spread quickly amongst the teachers and parents leading to this year’s much larger Festival.

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Source: Scottish FA

Meet the Deaf Rhinos: The football team offering a community for deaf people

Deaf Rhinos FCSport has the ability to bring people together, and nowhere is that more obvious than with the Deaf Rhinos football team.

As many as one in six people suffer from some form of hearing loss, and the Deaf Rhinos have helped provide some of them with a community in the UK.

“The confidence, the motivation, the self-esteem – all of a sudden for some of them it’s like ‘wow I’m not on my own, I’ve got a family’. It’s a beautiful thing,” said Dewan Choudhury, a football coach who set up the team.

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Source: Irish Examiner

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