Love Tennisni Summer Camp 2015

Anthony Sinclair, qualified tennis coach and Deaflympic gold medalist is organising a children’s/youth tennis coaching programme, Details are as follows: Hey everyone. This year’s summer camp will be happening at Seapark in Holywood. Camp will be running for 5 weeks 20th-24th July 27th-31st July 3rd-7th Aug 10th-14th Aug 17th-21st Aug. Time 10-12.30pm for aged 4-10 12.30-3pm from 11 or older. Let me know what week/s you’re interested in and I’ll get your child’s name booked in. My email address is anthony@lovetennisni.co.uk or text message 07970 984340...

Belfast Swimmers 1 Mile Challenge

Belfast Deaf Swimmers Results – 1 mile CHALLENGE! Belfast Deaf Swimming Club takes place at Olympia Leisure Centre, Boucher Road under the supervision of International swimmer and qualified coach Daniel Voss. Well done to all took part in the recent 1 mile challenge within the hour – results are below: #1 Naomi Broughton > 26 minutes and 37 seconds (who went on to do 2nd mile in a faster mile compares 1st mile at 25.42) #2 David Hobson > 40:45 #3 Adam McCormick > 44:41 #4 Charles Waddams > 50.58 #5 Bella B. Diamond > 44/64 (DNS) #6 Trevor Wylie > 40/64 (DNS) #7 Bobby Bailey > 36/64 (DNS) WELL DONE for all who took part of the challenge on Wed 29th April. * DNS (Did not...

John Boy Nichol – GB Archery Championship Winner

I am delighted to share this news with you all! John Nichol, one of our service users, and the first deaf blind man from Northern Ireland to enter the GB Archery Indoor Championships successfully came third place at the competition which took place in Lilleshall, Birmingham on Saturday 11th April 2015. Action on Hearing Loss has worked in partnership with many other support organisations in supporting John Boy in his training and competing in this competition. These organisations include RNIB NI, Deafblind UK, Causeway Archery Club, Mary Peters Trust, Pavestone and many other individuals who have acted as guiding and communication support and others who have kindly volunteered their time. We are all so proud of what John has achieved and wish him every continued success in persuing his ambitions of competing in the GB Archery Outdoor Championships in September 2015. Stephanie O’Kane Health & Wellbeing...
Northern Ireland Deaf Men’s Futsal Team

Northern Ireland Deaf Men’s Futsal Team

Northern Ireland Deaf Sports is delighted to announce the setting up of a Northern Ireland Deaf Men’s Futsal Team. When: Every Wednesday starting 15th April Time: 7.45pm to 9pm Where: Lisburn Leisureplex, BT28 1LP We are pleased that top Irish FA coaches such as Mal Donaghy will coach the team. Mal is a legend player who played for Man United. The NI Deaf Futsal team will enter home nations competition with England, Scotland and Wales and will play in other competitions in the future. The NIDS committee will support the...
Easter Weekend News from NIDS Chairman

Easter Weekend News from NIDS Chairman

On behalf of Northern Ireland Deaf Sports, I would like to congratulate the Ulster Mens’ football team for their win in the Inter Pros at Easter weekend. Well done to every player and to the coaching and management team including Bryan Moore and Stephen Carr. The ladies Futsal team also participated and lost both games to Leinster and Munster. It is not a disappointment as there were players playing together for the first time and they will learn from the experience. A special thanks must go to Holly Lane for getting a team together and also to Barry Campbell and Brian Babb for organising several coaching sessions prior to the competition. Richard Dougherty, Ulster Chairman and his committee deserve a special mention for their hard work putting teams together for the Inter Pros. Well done to Munster & DSI for organising a successful Inter Pros weekend in Waterford. Yours in Deaf Sport, Michael Johnston NIDS...

Belfast Deaf Utd Youth Team Wins UK Tournament!

THE Belfast Deaf Utd U16 team won the prestigious National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) UK Deaf Football 5-a-side Cup (Northern Section) in Liverpool on 22nd March. This was a fantastic achievement for the talented squad of young players entering their first competitive tournament. It was all the more remarkable given the fact that the Belfast lads lost their opening group match 6-2 to a strong Derby Deaf side but Belfast Deaf battled back to win their remaining matches and then turn the tables on Derby winning 4-3 in a thrilling final laced with high quality football. The Belfast Deaf youngsters particularly impressed in wins over Bolton Deaf (8-2) and Scotland Deaf (8-4) as they won the trophy in fine style. There were outstanding individual performances from Aaron Johnston, Captain Trevor McCormick, Cameron Barrett, Cain Taylor, Conor Slack and Ronan and Darren Beattie. Team coaches Brian Babb and Mark Duff expressed their pride in the team’s character and skill levels. “The lads were exhausted at the finish, but they gave everything for the cause and are overjoyed at this success,” said Babb. The club would like to thank the Irish FA for all their positive support whilst also acknowledging the significant contribution by Action on Hearing Loss, Sport NI and Action Deaf Youth in improving life quality for deaf people through health/sport initiatives. Special thanks is also extended to kit sponsors Hilton...
Local Deaf Bowls Player, Heather Kelly – Becomes Ladies President at Mossley Bowling Club.

Local Deaf Bowls Player, Heather Kelly – Becomes Ladies President at Mossley Bowling Club.

Northern Ireland Deaf Sports would like to congratulate Heather Kelly on her appointment as Ladies President at Mossley Bowling Club. This is a historical moment in the history of deaf sports. Heather is the first Deaf Ladies President of a mainstream bowling club in Northern Ireland. We wish Heather all the best in her term as President for the Ladies team. The background photo shows Heather (middle) with her friends James McKernan and Bernie McCaffrey from NI Deaf Bowling, and Kevin Blair of Mossley Bowling...