Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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By Carrie Taylor

US Deaf SoccerDeafness is a hidden ‘disability’. In sports such as soccer, players face certain hidden disadvantages, such as not being able to hear their coach’s instructions during a game, a referee’s decision or even the roar of the crowd. Oftentimes deaf soccer players compete regularly against their hearing peers and these aspects of the game, which many of us take for granted, can make a difference during the course of a match.

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Source: Soccer Nation

Dean Humphreys: GB Deaf Football manager fighting to go to Deaflympics

By Adam Storer

Great Britain Deaf FootballThe GBDF team hoping for glory, but no lottery funding means they may not go.

Dean Humphreys is a profoundly deaf 53-year-old traffic technician for the London Borough of Hounslow. He struggles to speak, but largely communicates by lip reading or British Sign Language (BSL). He is also a former trophy-winning defender and will be hoping to guide his Great Britain men’s team to gold at the #Deaflympics in Samsun in July.

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Source: Blasting News

Kevin Davies leads charge for Great Britain deaf team to be heard

By James Dale

Great Britain Deaf FootballKevin Davies and Joe Allen are among those stepping in to fund Great Britain’s deaf team, who still receive no government backing....

The ooh-inspiring ping off the post, the jarring thud of a 50-50 challenge, and the crisp rustle of the ball hitting the back of the net, this game had the cacophony of a typical football match. Except one team could not hear it.

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Source: Sky Sports

'They obviously don’t realise I can’t hear a word': Junior footballer going to the Deaflympics on dealing with abuse

By Fraser Wilson

Great Britain Deaf FootballIrvine Meadow winger PJ Dolan is the only deaf player in the Ayrshire juniors and will represent Team GB at the Deaflympics in Turkey.

A junior football star has revealed how he just laughs off abuse from opposition fans – because he can’t hear them.

Irvine Meadow winger PJ Dolan, 29, is the only deaf player in the Ayrshire juniors.

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Source: Daily Record

Deaf Exeter City Football in the Community footballers boosted in attempts to become coaches

By David Byron

Exeter City's Football in the Community defeat team - known as Exeter City Knights - have been boosted by the tune of £1,000 in their attempts to become coaches.

A number of the Knights' players, who train weekly and play in monthly Ability Counts tournaments, have been keen to take FA courses to become coaches but needed support for them.

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Source: Express & Echo

Collected Wisdom: U.S. National Deaf Soccer Team player Patrick Shea

By Jenni Carlson

US Deaf SoccerPatrick Shea


Age: 24

Residence: Lawton

Patrick Shea is spending this weekend at Energy FC's open tryout, hoping to take another step toward playing soccer professionally, trying to live out yet another dream.

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Source: The Oklahoman

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