100 Deaf Women’s and Girl’s in sport

We’re embarking on an important mission to expand the knowledge, skills and confidence of Deaf and HOH women and girls in sport.

Building a new wave of leaders to rise and empower others to do so too.

Our aim is to uplift 100 women and girls confidence and skills to help forge their own path in the sport and activity sector.

100 Deaf women and girls in sport Survey is now LIVE!

We want encourage more women and non binary to find their way into sport and physical activity which is vital if we’re to close the gender gap that currently exists. So how can we do this?

With your help of course! If you yourself or you know any deaf women and girls with an interest in sports, then please share or fill in the form.

If you wish to answer the survey in BSL then please email beate.grinspone@ukds.org.uk

Upcoming forums

On the 19th July from 6-9pm the workshops for UK Deaf Coaches.

This workshop is for all deaf women who are working currently as coaches or volunteers, in local sports arenas or in physical activity sessions at their local clubs or organisations.

During this workshop you will learn how to

-Engage and communicate with your participants

-Develop your rapport with those attendees to

-Adjust your delivery to meet their needs.

It will enable you to encourage those participants to develop and regain their enthusiasm for sports and physical activity. If you are interested please sign up here to register your place on zoom

On the 26th July from 7-9pm the workshops will be Club Matters – How do we provide a great volunteering experience?

This workshop is designed by Sport England and delivered by deaf tutors and experienced deaf women volunteers.

Organisations and clubs rely on volunteers, they need to know how to: Inspire Manage sessions Support participants Show their participants that they are valued This workshop if for Deaf women who are: Leaders, coaches and volunteers in Deaf sport organisations or organisations who want to provide sport and physical activity for deaf women and girls. Register here to receive the zoom info.

A range of online workshops are going to be held by UKDS in partnership with Sport England for deaf women and girls in sport and physical activity.This will range from confidence workshops, workshops for coaches and even clubs with some fantastic speakers lined up too.


19th July: UK Coaching – Coaching the Person in Front of You
26th July: Club Matters – How do we provide a great volunteering experience?
3rd August: Leadership in Deaf Sport
9th August: Empowerment
16th August: UK Coaching – Behaviour Change Tactics
24th August: Club Matters – How do we provide a great experience for members and participants?
6th September: Club Matters – How should we be marketing to deaf women and girls?
20th September: UK Coaching – Equity in Your Coaching

Please select which if these workshops you like to attend by filling in the form.

We hope to see you there.

About the project:

Uk Deaf Sport are in partnership with Women in Sport, funded by Sport England, to support Deaf girls and women around the UK back into sports.

With the right support, we want to open those doors for deaf women and girls and achieve our goal of increasing the number of deaf women and girls excelling in sport, whether it be in their local community sports centres, coaching or making their way to the Deaflympics. This project aims to the remove the barriers that can prevent someone from achieving their goals, such as a fear of rejection, being held back due to their deafness, gender or ethnicity.

We know that communication is a big factor in preventing deaf women and girls from participating in sporting activities and training, by removing these barriers, supporting and creating spaces and pathways to allow equal access as their counterparts, will enable new leaders to inspire and look up to in the future.

There will be opportunities for mentoring, either as volunteers, leaders, and/or coaches, to running a club, to mentoring a team. To enable this, we’ll be able to offer a variety of support such as training sessions, access to resources, and advice and support.

With determination we hope that all the participating deaf women and girls they will go on to not only prosper in their area of sport but exceed and help motivate others.

Should you be interested in getting involved, please contact beate.grinspone@ukds.org.uk