Craig Crowley becomes Honorary President of UK Deaf Sport

16 Apr
16 Apr

Craig Crowley MBE is new UK Deaf Sport Honorary President

UK Deaf Sport is pleased to announce that Craig Crowley MBE has accepted the role of Honorary President of UK Deaf Sport (UKDS), the governing body for Deaf Sport.

Crowley, who was President of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) from 2009 to 2013, is re-joining the organisation he co-founded and  chaired from its beginnings in 2003 until 2009.

Crowley, awarded the MBE for services to Deaf Sport in 2006, commented:

“I’m delighted to be back at UKDS as President – especially at such an exciting time.

“In the years since I last represented UKDS, many Deaf people in this country have benefited from the new sporting opportunities available to them.

“This has been made possible by our hard work in securing Government funding. I know that the UKDS team is bidding to receive further funding for some fantastic projects in the coming months.

“I will do my utmost in using my extensive network of national and international contacts to help promote and raise the profile, visibility and recognition of Deaf sport and athletes alike.

UKDS Chair Philip Gerrard welcomed the appointment, saying:

“A leading objective in UKDS’ strategic plan was to strengthen the governance of the organisation.

“I am delighted that Craig has accepted our invitation to become our Honorary President. He brings a wealth of experience which will help us to deliver our vision of more Deaf people participating and reaching their full potential in sport”.

“Craig will be an asset to Deaf Sport in this country, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Crowley started in his role following UKDS’ AGM at the end of March 2014.

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