How UK Deaf Sport is Helping to Boost Participation Levels

A fresh motivator for sports clubs to get certification from UK Deaf Sport was established to help grow the variety of deaf people volunteering, training and playing in sport.

They will subsequently work with UK Deaf Sport as a way to eliminate obstacles deaf people may come up against, including problems in obtaining sports at their club or leisure centre.

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They’ll be requested to finish a group of standards as soon as they’ve completed the scheme, the club will subsequently receive accredited status as a “DEAFinitely Inclusive” club or facility in addition to the standard kite mark, which they are able to subsequently use to boost opportunities for deaf people.

“The DEAFinitely Inclusive kite symbol will empower deaf and hard of hearing individuals to be assured in getting sport as well as physical action,” Lee Dolby, director of development at UK Deaf Sport, said.

“By trying to find the symbol they’ll learn that clubs and facilities have taken positive things to do to make sure they’re deaf conscious.

“Sport should be for everyone; but in the event you are unsure whether you’ll be welcomed or contained, it is sometimes a frightening spot to enter.

“Our new kite symbol will empower deaf people to feel more assured that any action showing the symbol will probably be interesting, friendly and DEAFinitely Inclusive.”

The establishment of the initiative follows UK Deaf Sport hosting their first-ever important conference in May, entitled “ReDEAFining Deaf Sport”, which planned to handle crucial problems for deaf athletes. ┬áThere has been extensive new coverage and you can even see a documentary on UK television, access from outside the UK is possible by using a proxy like this.

Curious clubs and facilities can register their interest by contacting Clive Breedon, UK Deaf Sport national involvement official at participation@ukds.org.uk and more advice on the scheme are available here.

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