Funding boost for UKDS

UK Deaf Sport will receive more than £125,000 from Sport England to support the UK Team’s preparations for the competition in Bulgaria.

The investment will also fund work to help individual sports to fully integrate young deaf and hearing-impaired athletes within their talent programmes so they can realise their full potential.

UKDS Chair Philip Gerrard said:

“Sport England’s funding will enable us to move forward with our preparations for the games in Sofia next summer by recruiting two staff who will work with our volunteers and medical and interpreting teams. The funding will also support our long-term aim of talent development in Deaf sport which will see us working with national sports bodies to establish and embed deaf performance pathways.

“We are grateful to Sport England for this timely boost, coming at the end of a fantastic summer of sport in the UK.”

Read the full press release now  (as a PDF) or on the Sport England website .

UKDS will be doing a presentation on this funding and what it means for our future planning at the AGM in Coventry on 17 November. Please contact us if you wish to attend.

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