We encourage and promote the wellbeing of deaf people through sport

Our main purpose

Supporting D/deaf sports players, coaches and managers to fulfil their potential in their chosen sport and meet their sporting goals.

What we aim to achieve

We're looking to assist any D/deaf person in the UK, whether in education, in or seeking work to maximise their sporting potential. That support can come in various forms, such as communication, logistics, training, sports & science technology, grants, dieticians and more.

How will we meet our aims?

We'll invest in trainers, coaches, sport scientists, and training centres who will adapt to provide the maximum benefit from their services for D/deaf sports people, coaches and managers.

They will be able to apply for grants to support their national or international competitions.

The journey to get there

Fundraising will be a core process, to ensure funds may be shared by as many D/deaf sports players as possible.

Support will be available to teams and non-team sports players pursuing their chosen sporting aspiration.

Failure breeds success, and it never fails.

Most successful people in their fields of endeavour always say that being outstanding at any skill requires a tremendous amount of hard work, dedication and belief in your ability to succeed.

We are aiming to raise £94K over the next year to establish our programmes and run Deaf Sports First in a professional and user friendly manner.

Our Charitable Objects

Relieving the disability of those who are deaf or have associated disabilities (deaf/blind, deaf/dyslexic, deaf/speech impaired etc) through grants either directly to beneficiaries, or to organisations working to help them participate in sports.

Providing sporting events and activity programmes to enable Deaf people from all levels, grassroots and up, to participate in different sports in a comfortable environment where their communication needs are catered for.

Organising a wide variety of programmes for deaf children, young peopel and adults to improve mental health issues, wellbeing, speech, language and communication needs through different sporting activities.

Undertaking research and development projects into sports and medical science, inclusiveness, leadership and information about communications technology to enhance the advancement of deaf people in society.

And any such other support the trustees deem appropriate.

Latest News

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