TeamGB Deaflympics squad confirmed

21 Jun
21 Jun

UK Deaf Sport has confirmed the TeamGB Deaflympics squad who will compete in the 22nd Summer Games in Sofia, Bulgaria from 26 July to 4 August.

TeamGB will fly out from London Heathrow airport at 8.30am on  Monday 22 July.

Gordon Hay, who is leading UKDS’s preparations, said:

“The squad announcement marks a major stage in our planning.  We know that athletes and their teams have worked extremely hard, both in their training and in helping us raise funds for the trip to Sofia.

“Preparations will continue to ensure that we give our athletes the best possible opportunity to succeed and to bring back medals.

“There is now just one month until we leave for the Games. I would urge all supporters to make one final push for donations as even a small amount can help us.”

Donate to TeamGB’s preparations via our JustGiving page.

TeamGB will be led by Fiona Brookes, Chef de Mission, who said:

 “Since being asked to take on the role of Chef De Mission, I have met many of the GB team and it is clear that everyone is working really hard, training well and trying to steer clear of injuries at this late stage. There are now only four weeks left so the countdown has really begun.

 “I am looking forward to working with all the athletes and officials in striving to produce peak performances, and therefore giving ourselves the best opportunities for bringing home those medals!

“I hope as many GB fans as possible are coming to support their athletes in Sofia.  We’re working on creating a TeamGB timetable so that you’ll know when and where our athletes will be competing , making it easier for you to plan your time well and get to the venues to wave those flags!

The full squad is listed below.

Sport Name Role
ATHLETICS JEWETT, Melanie Athlete
RUDDY, John Athlete
LISHMAN, Bethan Athlete
DORAN, Colette Athlete
ZELIC, Rebecca Athlete
PEFFERS, Lauren Athlete
FOSTER, Rebecca Coach
BADMINTON ALLEN, Kirsty Athlete
BAGGA, Rajeev Athlete
BOWERS, Sarah Official
BURRIS, Mike Athlete
CASWELL, Dominic Athlete
HARDWICK, Andrea Official
HARPER, Kevin Coach
HOLDSWORTH, Lesley Athlete
HURLEY, Xander Athlete
CYCLING SMITH, Thomas Athlete
SMITH, Ian Coach
KARATE David Grant Athlete
SHOOTING Rob Lowe Athlete
SWIMMING WALKUP, Lucy Athlete
BAXTER, Thomas Athlete
TOWNS, Annabel Athlete
KENNY, Oliver Athlete
NISTED, Luke Athlete
McCOMISH, Jack Athlete
NODEN, Emily Athlete
CRANFORD, Alexander Athlete
JOYCE, Danielle Athlete
STEWART, Renee Athlete
HOLMES, Angela Coach
ROBERTS, Andrew Coach
TENNIS BROOKES, Bethany Athlete
FLETCHER, Cathy Athlete
FLETCHER, Lewis Athlete
CLIFTON, Jack Athlete
WILLCOX, Pete Athlete
WILKINSON, Stuart Coach
WOMENS FOOTBALL BOYNE, Michael Coach
BROWN, Emma Athlete
COOKE, Damaris Athlete
CROSS, Donna Athlete
EAST-O’KEEFFE, Rebecca Athlete
EVANS, Danielle Athlete
GILL, Mark Coach
GWYNN, Christopher Coach
HIBBETT, Debbie Athlete
HIRSHMAN, Sharon Coach
HOGAN, Louise Athlete
MALIN, April Athlete
MCKEOWN, Susan Athlete
NEWSON, Gemma Athlete
PAGE, Sarah Athlete
PERT, Jessica Athlete
PUSHPALINGHAM, Lhathini Athlete
SANDERS, Gemma Athlete
SIMS, David Coach
STANCLIFFE, Claire Athlete
TOBIN, Mandy Athlete
WATERS, Carly Athlete
WENMAN, Victoria Athlete
WISEMAN, Laura Athlete
ALP, Pembe Standby
MALLARD, Rachel Standby
 LOCKEY, Chloe  Standby

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