UK’s Crowley becomes ICSD President

Crowley was elected at the ICSD Congress which is taking place on the eve of 21st Summer Deaflympics in Taipei, Taiwan in which over 4000 athletes and officials from 130 countries are taking part.
The new President will take up his role after the Taipei Deaflympics have completed on 15 September.
Crowley founded UK Deaf Sport (UKDS) in 2003 and has led it ever since. He is a former Deaflympian, having represented Great Britain at football in the Games at Los Angeles in 1985.
Speaking immediately after his appointment, Crowley commented:

“It is an absolute pleasure to be elected President of ICDS. I am delighted that ICDS Congress has put their faith in me to pursue my campaign manifesto, which emphasised the need for greater co-operation with national and international sporting bodies.

“We are seeing here in Taipei that the Dealympics is increasingly becoming a major sporting event.

“My aim is to build a better future for Deaf sport through positive partnerships with all Deaf sports federations throughout the world as well as developing further diplomatic relations with IOC and IPC (International Paralympic Committee)”.

Derek Simmons, Honorary President of UKDS, added:

“All of us at UKDS are tremendously proud that Craig has been elected to this major role. It means that the vision of Deaf sport formed in the UK will be brought to the top table of Deaf sport worldwide”.

Crowley will combine his role of ICDS President with his position as Chief Executive of Action Deafness, an
East-Midlands-based charity providing services for Deaf, deafened and Hard of Hearing people.
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