Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Shea: from Training Fields to the World Stage

By Joel Frambes

US Deaf SoccerThis past summer, Cameron student Patrick Shea found himself on the world stage playing for the U.S. Men’s National Deaf Soccer team in the 3rd World Deaf Football Championships in Italy.

Shea, a junior interdisciplinary studies major, joined the team in 2012 when he attended his first training camp in Columbus, Ohio.

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Source: Cameron University Aggie Central

Deaf footballer from Wellingborough needs your help to get to the Deaflympics

By Stephanie Weaver

Great Britain Deaf FootballA deaf footballer from Wellingborough is leading the fundraising as she bids to get herself and the rest of the England team to the Deaflympics.

Claire Stancliffe has played football for more than 10 years in mainstream teams within Northamptonshire as well as for the GB Deaf women’s football team.

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Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph

Neville pays deposits for GB deaf football teams

Great Britain Deaf FootballGary Neville has offered to pay the deposits of two GB deaf football teams as they raise money to play in the Deaflympics.

The Sky Sports pundit and former Manchester United full-back responded to an appeal from GB Deaf Football for help getting their men’s and women’s teams to Turkey next year.

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Source: Football365

USA Deaf Soccer to skip 2017 Deaflympics

US Deaf SoccerThe USA Deaf Soccer Association (USADSA) announced today that they will not send the men and women national teams to the 2017 Deaflympics in Turkey this summer. Their decision to not attend is based on safety concerns with the country undergoing political turmoil.

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GBDF Men Team Manager first press release

By Dean Humphreys

Great Britain Deaf FootballI would like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to be appointed as your new GB Men’s Team Manager. Naturally, I will genuinely enjoy taking on the new challenge to steer GB towards the podium at the 23rd Deaflympics at Samsun, Turkey 2017. Honestly, the majority of you will know that it is the hardest job in the deaf sports world.

I have already been showered with several compliments from the GB Management, GB players, ex-GB players, families, friends and supporters; this has already boosted my confidence! One fan hinted that I could bring the GOLD MEDAL back to our country. Obviously this will be our aim and I believe we have the players with talent, passion, temperament and belief to just that.

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Source: British Deaf Football

Deaf Bishop Hartley soccer star inspires on the field and off

By Andrey Hasson

US Deaf SoccerCOLUMBUS (WCMH) — Casey King is a junior soccer player at Bishop Hartley high school, and she was born deaf, suffering from bi-lateral hearing loss in both ears. Despite her challenges, Casey is the captain of the women’s soccer team at Hartley, and she was the starting forward for Team USA in the World Deaf Football Championship tournament this past summer.

“It was just the most amazing experience and that experience just really helped improve my determination, and it just made me want to win even more,” said King.

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Source: WMCH-TV Columbus

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