Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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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.

2016 USA Deaf Soccer Turkey

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.

Read more: http://britishdeaffootball.com/gbdf-men-team-manager-first-press-release/

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.

Read more & view video: http://nbc4i.com/2016/10/18/deaf-bishop-hartley-soccer-star-inspires-on-the-field-and-off/

Source: WMCH-TV Columbus

Britain's deaf football team struggling to find cash to attend Deaflympics

By Tim Rich

Great Britain Deaf FootballBritain’s most underfunded Olympians are hoping that support from Premier League stars like Jack Butland and James Milner will get them to the Games.

The Stoke keeper and the Liverpool midfielder’s intervention was crucial in taking the men and women’s team to this summer’s Deaf World Cup in Italy, where they finished third.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/britains-deaf-football-team-struggling-to-find-cash-to-attend-deaflympics-a7368276.html

Source: Independent

Women's soccer suffers 1-0 home loss to Liberty League foe Union

RITBy Steve Jaynes

Monahan had a chance early in the second half when her shot from 15 yards out rang off the cross-bar and away. In the 53rd minute, RIT jad a chance when Mia White (Littleton, CO/Rocky Mountain Deaf School) had a header off a free kick that a Union defender blocked away again.

Read more: http://www.ritathletics.com/news/2016/10/8/womens-soccer-loses-1-0-at-home-to-union-on-saturday.aspx

Source: RIT Athletics

Hard of hearing twin players participate in Deaf Soccer World Cup

2016 Deaf World CupThe Third Deaf Soccer World Cup was held in Italy during June and July, 2016, in which sixteen national teams participated. Japan was defeated in the first league and was placed at the eleventh in the tournament followed.

The 19-year-old twin brothers, Okada Yuya and Takuya from Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama Prefecture next to Tokyo, were chosen to the Japanese team for the first time last year.

Read more: https://deafjapan.blogspot.com/2016/09/hard-of-hearing-twin-players.html

Source: Topics on Deaf Japan

 
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