UK Deaf Sport Timeline

UKDS Timeline

June 14

UK Deaf Sport was established

UK Deaf Sport, the charity (number 1111776), was established in June 2003
June 14

First UKDS Logo

First UKDS Logo
June 14

Special Meeting of Deaf Sport Specific Groups

The first ever meeting was on Saturday 14 June 2003 at Manchester United Football Club’s Conference and Education team, 60 people were in attendance


August 12

UKDS has appointed

  • Stuart Harrison as Development Manager for UKDS
  • Chris Ratcliffe as Chef de Mission for 2005 Deaflym pic Working Party
May 6

European Deaf Sports Organisation (EDSO)

UKDS was granted membership of the European Deaf Sports Organisation (EDSO) in May 2006.
September 9

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf

It has been a member of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) since March 2006.
March 29

Craig Crowley – Honorary President

Craig Crowley – Honorary President

The Chair (Philip Gerrard) formally welcomed Craig A. Crowley, MBE (past President of International Committee of Sport for the Deaf and Chair of UKDS) who has accepted the role of Honorary President.

April 1

new charitable company

new charitable company
From 1 April 2015, all assets and liabilities were transferred to the new charitable company (Charity Number 1158878), UK Deaf Sport

Reaching Potential

UK Deaf Sport aims to enable Deaf people to reach their full potential in sport. We work to increase opportunities by working in partnerships with key organisations to create a sporting future that is DEAFinitely Inclusive from grassroots through to Elite level Sport.