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Malaysia storm into finals of Asean Deaf Football Championship

2016 Asean Deaf Football ChampionshipKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 ― Malaysia marched into the final of the 1st Asean Deaf Football Championship after whipping Indonesia 10-1 at the National Sports Council (NSC) field here today.

Malaysia were however, given a rude shock when Indonesia took the lead in the 2nd minute through Salvador Sianipar after Malaysian goalkeeper Yongki Yamadi failed to clear the danger.

Read more: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/sports/article/malaysia-storm-into-finals-of-asean-deaf-football-championship

Source: The Malaymail Online


US SoccerCHICAGO (Dec. 5, 2016) – U.S. Soccer has announced the nominees for the 2016 U.S. Soccer Young Male, Young Female and Disabled Player of the Year awards.

Nominees for Young Male Player of the Year are Andrew Carleton, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Josh Sargent, Christian Pulisic and Jordan Morris.

Young Female Player of the Year nominees are midfielders Emily Ogle and Andi Sullivan, defenders Kaleigh Riehl and Karina Rodriguez and forward Ashley Sanchez. This is the second nomination for Sanchez.

The Disabled Player of the Year nominees are Adam Ballou (Paralympic Soccer National Team), Nico Calabria (U.S. Amputee Soccer National Team), Emily Cressy (U.S. Deaf Women’s National Team), Matt Eby (U.S. Deaf Men’s National Team)

Read more: http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/12/05/22/23/161205-pnt-ynt-nominees-set-for-2016-us-soccer-young-male-female-disable-player-of-the-year-award

Source: U.S. Soccer

Deaf footballers an inspiration to us all

Australia Deaf FootballAustralia’s Deaf Football team are in action against North Korea in a historic friendly at Marconi Stadium this Saturday night.

It represents the second meeting between the two sides following a landmark match in 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park, the first time North Korea’s football side had played on foreign land.

Read more: http://www.fourfourtwo.com.au/news/deaf-footballers-an-inspiration-to-us-all-443267

Source: FourFourTwo

“Football teams needs to give deaf players a chance to shine,” says scholarship winner Thomas

Advertising student Thomas Rhodes’ firm passion for football and commitment to supporting and promoting the Deaf community both at a local and national level has earned him a prestigious Excellence Scholarship.

Thomas who lives in Carlisle, was born profoundly deaf in both ears and uses a cochlear implant to allow him to communicate. He has enjoyed playing and watching football since he was 11 years old and has gone on to succeed at the highest level, and increase participation in deaf football in the UK.

Read more: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/news/2016/11/football-teams-needs-give-deaf-players-chance-shine-says-scholarship-winner-thomas/

Source: Edge Hill University

Being deaf won't stop me playing the sport I love says Belfast dad-to-be

Earlier today, 21-year-old Danny Rea made his first team debut for Belfast & District Football League side St James’ Swifts.

Coming on as a second-half substitute, the Ravenhill man set up two goals in a 6-2 win for the West Belfast team.

It was a debut anyone would be pleased with and it’s made all the more impressive when you know that Danny was born profoundly deaf.

Read more: http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/being-deaf-wont-stop-playing-12236044

Source: Belfast Live

The FA to support GB men and women’s squads at 2017 Deaflympics

Great Britain Deaf FootballThe Football Association has pledged £40,000 to support the GB deaf men and women’s squads at a major international tournament in 2017.

The FA, which has been supporting elite disability teams for 17 years, is conscious that GB Deaf Football – representing all four home nations – does not receive public funding. This donation will particularly aid the squad’s English-based players to train and prepare ahead of both men’s and women’s teams travelling to the prestigious Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey next July.

Read more: http://www.thefa.com/news/2016/nov/17/the-fa-backs-deaflympics-171116

Source: The FA

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