We are very pleased to introduce the newest member for our team here at UK Deaf Sport, Lydia Ingman. Lydia is a world class deaf golfer and has won several tournaments. She’s been very busy behind the scenes with helping us improve communication with athletes, liaising with the trainers involved in #DeafActiveOnline and a many more, overall a fantastic addition to the UK Deaf Sport!
Get to know Lydia a bit better by reading about them below.
Hello I’m Lydia Ingman from Chesterfield! I’m a new intern at UK Deaf Sport and am really excited to be working in an area that I feel so passionately about! My role will be diverse across different areas, helping me to understand the behind the scenes of the organisation. The role will also support my studies of Sport and Exercise Science at Manchester Metropolitan University.
A little about me: I was born deaf to a hearing family. From a young age, I learnt to sign and lip read which became my main form of communication until having a cochlear implant at aged 3. My main sport is Golf and is a big part of my life. I started at the age of 8 years old, joining my brother and Dad to a golfing session and loved it! Since then I’ve joined the England Deaf Golf team and I have met so many people who I am good friends with now.
Competition wise, I’ve won many to my name. My greatest achievement is winning the World Deaf Golf Championships 2016 in Copenhagen and winning European Deaf Golf Championships 2017 in England.
I am really looking forward to working with the great team at UK Deaf Sport!