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first_imgThe Latest: Tottenham looking into another breach by Aurier May 20, 2020 The three-time European champions say their players and coaching staff will have blood and heart tests next week at their training center.The groups of three will jog, do bodybuilding and work on their fitness levels in specially marked zones to avoid contact with others.France came out of lockdown on May 11. Toulon hopes players can train in groups of 8-12 in July and return to full training in August.___Japan’s beloved high school baseball tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament is a huge annual event in Japan and is followed much the way Americans follow the college basketball tournament.The Japanese High School Baseball Federation says the cancellation was the first since World War II.Asahi newspaper president Masataka Watanabe says “the decision is needed to protect the health of the players, officials and fans.”The high school tournament has showcased some of the biggest stars in Japanese professional baseball. They include major leaguers like Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Matsui.The summer tournament was scheduled to start in August at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya. A smaller spring tournament was canceled earlier. ___Rayo Vallecano players have returned to training after the Spanish soccer club accepted some of their salary demands.The players from the second-division club had not practiced this week as a protest for not being taken off furlough. They had only trained individually at home.The club says it met with players and decided to change their furlough conditions now that group sessions have begun and their workload increased.Most soccer clubs in Spain used government furloughs to reduce their labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic. Aurier posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday appearing to show off a new haircut and sitting next to a stylist who was tagged in the post.The Premier League club says it is “investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately.”The 27-year-old right back has been forced to apologize twice for breaking lockdown rules during the suspension of the Premier League because of the coronavirus pandemic. He posted a video of himself running with a friend and also training with Tottenham teammate Moussa Sissoko.___French rugby club Toulon plans to resume training next month in small groups of three players amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Tottenham is looking into whether defender Serge Aurier has broken social-distancing rules for the third time. Players from second-division club Elche also refused to practice at the team’s training center last week and the club also eventually complied with their demands.The Spanish soccer season is expected to resume on the second weekend of June.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more


first_imgLUCKNOW, India (CMC) – Opener Evin Lewis struck a trademark aggressive half-century while seamer Kesrick Williams marked his first appearance for West Indies in 16 months with a three-wicket haul, as the Caribbean side swept aside Afghanistan by 30 runs in the opening Twenty20 International here yesterday.Sent in at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium, West Indies lacked fluency but still gathered 164 for five off their 20 overs with Lewis lashing 68 off 41 deliveries and captain Kieron Pollard getting an unbeaten 32 off 22 balls at the end.In reply, the hosts never really threatened and were limited to 134 for nine off their 20 overs, to fall behind in the three-match series.Najibullah Zadran (27), Asghar Afghan (25) and Fareed Ahmad (24) all got starts but failed to carry on as the West Indies bowlers struck at regular intervals to unsettle the innings.Williams proved exceptional with his variations in finishing with three for 17 from his four overs while Man-of-the-Match Pollard (2-17) and leg-spinning Hayden Walsh (2-34), on his T20 debut for West Indies, supported with two wickets apiece.Looking to extend their dominance from the ODI series whitewash, West Indies made a less than stellar start when debutant Brandon King (4) tried to cut one from off-spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and was bowled off the fourth ball of the innings.Lewis then took charge, however, pummelling four fours and half-dozen sixes as he dominated an 87-run second-wicket stand with fellow left-hander Shimron Hetmyer whose run-a-ball 21 was sedate by his standards and included just one six.Hetmyer finally perished in the 10th over when he inside-edged a heave onto his pads and was taken by the keeper running around, and Lewis, who brought up his fifth T20 half-century in the eighth over with a swept boundary off leg-spinning skipper Rashid Khan, followed in the 12th over when he skied fast bowler Gulbadin Naib (2-24) to long off.Denesh Ramdin (20) and Sherfane Rutherford (9) fell cheaply as Afghanistan pulled the scoring rate back and it was then left to Pollard with two fours and a six in a 22-ball knock, to get West Indies past the 150-run mark.The World champions quickly asserted themselves in Afghanistan’s run chase, fast bowler Jason Holder having Rahmanullah Gurbaz caught at short fine leg for a first-ball ‘duck’ in the second over and left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell accounting for debutant Ibrahim Zadran (2), skying one to mid-wicket.Opener Hazratullah Zazai, who struck 23 from 29 balls, paired with Asghar in a 48-run, third-wicket stand to repair the damage as Afghanistan temporarily regained some momentum.Williams, however, made the breakthrough when he got Zazai to nick a drive at a slower ball to be caught at the wicket and Pollard then claimed Asghar holing to deep mid-wicket at 69 for four in the 11th over.Left-hander Najibullah threatened to stage a late rally when he stroked three fours and a six in a 22-ball cameo, as he put on 25 for the fifth wicket with Mohammad Nabi (7).But once he skied Pollard to wicketkeeper Ramdin in the 14th over, the energy left the Afghan innings.last_img read more


first_imgMason:Now that he’s retired, Brett Favre could do pretty much anything. He could join many other former pros and become a football analyst on TV. He could take up coaching. And I know a few Packer fans wouldn’t mind casting their vote for Favre as governor or president.But those would be things other people would want Brett to do, not what he would want to do.What would suit No. 4 best would be to settle down in his home state of Mississippi and give swamp boat tours.It might be a step down in salary, but it’d be perfect for him. He’s a southern guy and is likely sick of the cold Wisconsin winters after so many seasons. (Who could blame him if he was?)If he makes the move back to his hometown of Kiln ? or anywhere in Mississippi ? he’d finally be able to take it easy. Plus, folks in Green Bay have been able to see him for 16 years. Isn’t it time his fans down South were able to get up close and personal with their hero?Favre mentioned in his voicemail left for ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that he was struggling to live up to the pressure that has built up over the years. In other words, he set the bar too high for himself.As a tour guide, the only pressure he would have would be to not get eaten by alligators. I’m sure that’s easier than evading a sack by 300-pound linemen.I’ll actually be in Favre’s birth town of Gulfport, Miss., over Spring Break and will be taking one of these swamp tours. And while I’m not a Packers fan, even I would be a little starstruck if he was my guide.>Swamp tours. A little Southern comfort is what this gunslinger needs.Ackerstein:Brett Favre is beloved by everyone in the state of Wisconsin and just about every non-Bears fan in America. What?s the point of being popular, though, unless you can point out tangible evidence of just how much people like you?Although running for political office, which in Packer country he?d be a lock to win, might be a good way of doing this, actually becoming a government official would mean too much work for someone who just wants to relax.Luckily, there?s another option. Professional reality TV show contestant.There isn?t a television show out there that Favre couldn?t win based on his sheer popularity alone.Though he only won one title in professional football, Favre could certainly win a bunch more if he made his way onto shows that rely on public voting.Start him off on the next season of ?Dancing With the Stars,? where athletes already have a history of faring well. After he sambas his way into the hearts of the few Americans not yet devoted to him, he could make his way onto American Idol. Think the producers at Fox wouldn?t drool over the ratings the gunslinger could bring to the show?All they?d need to do is let him coast through the preliminary stages, and fans of the Pack would take care of the rest. Plus, rumor has it Simon Cowell is a closet Cheesehead.Even without the support of the public, he?s ruggedly handsome enough to take down America?s Next Top Model. And judging by those super-cool jeans he?s always advertising, he?s stylish enough to win Project Runway too.Really, the possibilities are endless. If you think his achievements in football were great, wait until you see what he could do on reality TV.Favre is Mr. Popular. Don?t bet against him.last_img read more


first_imgIn a game that seemed to be highlighted by back-to-back home runs in the first inning, it wasn’t until the fifth against Niagara that Syracuse’s offense offered a glimpse of how dynamic it can be.Five consecutive batters reached base for the Orange, leading to two runs on just one hit. It was another demonstration of SU’s offensive philosophy: having quality at-bats — a task that every batter can meet regardless of individual skill.“When you come out hitting the ball, it sends a good vibe to the rest of the team,” sophomore shortstop Corinne Ozanne said, “and it gives a boost of confidence to everybody else.”Throughout the season, the Orange (21-22, 10-11 Atlantic Coast) has had to battle through a challenging ACC schedule and make up for a young pitching staff. As a result, the offense has had a chance to rise to the occasion.And for the most part, it has. SU’s lineup will look to continue its success Thursday in a doubleheader against Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y., starting at 3:30 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team currently boasts a .297 batting average, .494 slugging percentage and .380 on-base percentage — a school record-setting pace in all three categories. Additionally, six batters on Syracuse are hitting better than .300, including Ozanne at .351 and Sydney O’Hara at .349.“I think that says a lot about up and down the lineup everybody’s contributing,” SU head coach Leigh Ross said, “and I think we have to understand that and rely on that sometimes.”Syracuse was swept by Florida State last weekend and crossed the plate only twice in three games. Following the 5-0 win over Niagara, Ross said that she didn’t consider it a breakout game because the offense has been good all year.“We have good offense, so don’t push,” Ross said. “Don’t try too hard to get everything done with one swing.”Although the Orange is one game below .500 in conference play, it ranks fourth in batting average, third in slugging percentage and fifth in on-base percentage in the ACC.“It just helps us focus on not really having to get a hit every single time,” Watson said, “because a seven-pitch at-bat and you striking out is still as good as you getting a hit.”Since working a deep pitch count is one of the ways to have a quality at-bat, Ross said the Orange has a drill in practice where batters try to foul off as many pitches as possible.Although it’s an action performed by individuals, both Watson and Ozanne said that good hitting is contagious. Any time a player contributes for Syracuse, teammates gain confidence and think they can be just as successful. Even if a player gets out, she can help the team.Many times this season, players have gotten out but learned something about the pitcher. Before Ozanne and Watson hit back-to-back homers against Niagara, each player received information from teammates who already batted that they were able to use to their advantage.Not a single member of Syracuse ranks in the top 10 of the ACC in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits and RBIs. Yet as a team, the Orange may set school records this year in batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.Said Watson: “When one person’s hitting, we just domino effect and we all hit.” Comments Published on April 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgThough Election Day is on Nov. 8, for millions of Americans it has already come and gone. According to the U.S. Election Project, over 40 million Americans — including many USC students — have cast their ballots early, whether because they prefer voting by mail or because they are not going to be physically present at a polling place on Election Day. And for many college students, mail-in voting dramatically increases the ease and likelihood of participating in the electoral process.“I always mailed in my ballots, so it all came rather intuitively after I came here for school,” said Ryan Smith, a junior majoring in business administration who is using an absentee ballot to vote in his home state of Washington. “The biggest reason is ease. I don’t have a car here, but the post office on campus is on my walk to class.”Julienna Law, a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism, also cited convenience as the primary reason why she and many of her friends are using mail-in ballots. Law said she believes mail-in voting not only allows students to vote when it is most suitable for them, but that it also ensures people have the opportunity to research propositions, senators and representatives on the ballot while in the comfort of their own homes.“One of the advantages of voting by mail is that you have time to think about your decisions and research the propositions thoroughly,” Law said. “If I were in a polling station, and I was confused about what to vote for, I may randomly make a decision and that isn’t helpful.”According to Smith, the negativity characterizing much of this election has caused some of his friends to feel disappointed in the system. He said that mail-in ballots offer an easier path to voting for students who may otherwise not have the motivation to go out to a polling station.“I know several friends who are very disillusioned by this election and lack the incentive to make the trip out to polling stations,” Smith said. “Mailing-in provides near minimal effort for equal voice.”Law said that she believes if mail-in voting were not an option, college student voter turnout would decrease, because many students may not be able to find the time to make it out to a polling place.“The convenience factor of mail-in voting allows for higher turnout rates,” Law said. “I don’t have a car, so it’s harder for me to get to a polling place. The option of mailing in a ballot opens up an opportunity for more people to vote, especially those who may live far from a polling station.”Noha Ayoub, a sophomore majoring in law, history and culture, is not mailing in her ballot. While she acknowledged the importance of offering people different ways to vote, she said that physically going to a polling station serves as a bonding experience for everyone who is present.“While voting by mail still fulfills what I believe to be a civic duty and is therefore always positive, voting in person allows for communal voting which I think heightens the experience,” Ayoub said. “I think voting with others, in person, fosters communal civic engagement that makes voting a more positive experience.”Nevertheless, Ayoub said that regardless of whether or not a person is voting in-person or via a mail-in ballot, the controversial nature of this election has inspired citizens to get more involved in politics.“This election has become so polarized that the stakes on both sides of the political spectrum have skyrocketed and thus motivated people to vote,” Ayoub said. “I think we will see higher voter turnout rates, which is a good thing, because it shows that people are becoming more engaged in our country’s electoral process.”last_img read more


first_imgSenior running back Stafon Johnson was in critical but stable condition Monday evening following a severe throat injury he suffered during a weightlifting accident earlier in the day.Johnson was bench pressing when the bar slipped from his hands and fell directly on his throat. The running back was rushed to California Hospital Medical Center where he was treated for “crushing injuries to his neck as well as severe lanrygeal injuries,” according to a statement released by the hospital.Severe accident · Stafon Johnson needed emergency surgery Monday after he dropped a weightlifting bar on his throat. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanCarroll said Johnson could not speak after the injury.According the press release, Dr. Gudata Hinika said Johnson had a threatened airway, but after more than seven hours of surgery, his prognosis was “good.”Hinika said that he expects Johnson to make a full recovery, but “it is unlikely Mr. Johnson will complete the season,” the press release said.Although Carroll did not know the amount of weight on the bar or which player or coach was spotting the running back, he did say the accident occurred near the end of Johnson’s reps. Various media outlets reported that Johnson was lifting 275 pounds.“It was scary,” Carroll said. “That happens sometimes when you’re doing bench press … but this one just hit him wrong.”Carroll said the injury is not life threatening, but Johnson is expected to miss an extended period of time while he recovers.“When you’re as connected as we are, we feel every bit of this,” Carroll said.The accident took place during an organized team workout, and the team’s strength coach was performing the drill with Johnson. Many players were also around when the incident happened and tried to help their injured teammate.Carroll addressed his entire team following the incident in the Trojans’ locker room. Players, however, were not made available to comment after practice.“We’re disappointed obviously that he got banged up and he’s hurt,” Carroll said. “We need to find out more when we get a chance.”In a news release posted on USC’s website earlier in the day, USC’s strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle said the accident was a rare case.“I’ve seen players have the bar slip and fall on their chest, but never in my 25 years of coaching have I heard of someone dropping a bar on their throat,” Carlisle said.Johnson ­— who leads USC with five touchdowns and is the second leading rusher on the team with 157 rush yards on 32 carries — has been an integral part of the Trojans’ offense for three years. The team will have to find players to step up in his absence.“Stafon has been a centerpiece to what we’ve been doing, and he won’t be available,” Carroll said. “It will just call on everybody to share the duties a little bit differently. More than that, we’re just disappointed not to have him.”Carroll said redshirt junior C.J. Gable will likely get more carries. Gable has gained 44 rushing yards on 10 carries in three games this season, and has scored one touchdown.Johnson is one of a group of players the Trojans will be without in the upcoming weeks.Sophomore linebacker Jordan Campbell suffered an ankle injury during Saturday’s victory over Washington State, and Carroll said he expects him to miss some time.Sophomore Shane Horton and senior Luthur Brown are the two most likely candidates to see playing time at Campbell’s position. Carroll also did not rule out junior linebacker Malcolm Smith returning to action this weekend.uUSC also announced Sunday evening that junior cornerback Marshall Jones will be out for the remainder of the season with a cracked vertebra in his neck and junior defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo will miss the rest of the year with a broken fibula.last_img read more


first_imgAfter a disappointing pair of losses in Washington, the Women of Troy will look ahead to a defining weekend at home. A set of wins against formidable California teams has the potential to give USC a boost into the top half of the Pac-12 rankings.  The weekend starts off on Friday night with USC playing host to No. 12 Stanford, the Pac-12 team ranked second highest in the AP polls behind No. 8 Arizona State. The powerhouse team put out dominating performances against Utah and Arizona, cemented by junior guard Lili Thompson. Averaging 16.8 points a game — over a third of which came behind the 3-point line — Thompson creates a high-paced attack that the rest of her team works off of.Despite a high ranking in the AP poll, Stanford is ranked just fourth in the conference due to an early loss to Arizona State. After narrowly besting Oregon 62-60, Stanford is also fresh off of a loss to Oregon State, where late-game shooting similarly allowed a comeback victory.The weekend’s second game against Cal provides an easier opportunity for the Women of Troy to notch another conference win. At 1-5 in conference play, Cal is ranked eleventh in the Pac-12 and has struggled all season against their stacked conference. The team’s lone win comes against 0-6 Colorado, a team that has not come within 11 points of a win since their conference home openers against both Washington teams.In order to pull out wins this weekend, USC will have to adapt from last weekend’s losses. Missing starters Jordan Adams and Brianna Barrett due to eligibility issues, USC struggled with shooting percentage, which fell to 32 percent in the second half of their 73-61 loss to Washington State. In both games, the team hit a cold patch of shooting in the third quarter, allowing leads to slip away and forcing the team into a more frenzied style of play in the fourth quarter.A player to watch this weekend will be transfer graduate student Temi Fagbenle. Throughout this season, Fagbenle has become increasingly formidable in the post, leading the USC squad with 17.2 points and 12 rebounds per game against the Pac-12. It was Fagbenle who provided the necessary offensive spark to upset UCLA two weeks ago, when she led the team with 20 points and 15 rebounds.Despite the weekend’s struggles in Washington, Fagbenle was still able to put up a combined total of 35 points and 29 rebounds between the two games. Her performance in the post was supported by another USC strength — creating turnovers. The Women of Troy led in the first half of the Washington game after forcing 13 turnovers in a single half. The team averages 10.3 steals per game, a number that puts them in the top 30 of stealing teams in the NCAA. This statistic reflects the focus of head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke’s methodology of play — attacking from the defense. It is a style of play that the Women of Troy will need to feed off of in order to win this weekend and secure a top spot in the Pac-12.last_img read more


first_img*Calls for return of the National Sports CommissionDuro IkhazuagbeFollowing the announcement of the list of 43 ministerial nominees by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, a former Director General of the National Sports Commission, Dr. Patrick Ekeji has called on the Federal Government to assign the youth and sports portfolio only to the person coming to add value to the sector. Immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung was not re-nominated along with 12 others from the previous cabinet retained by the president.Speaking with THISDAY yesterday evening, Ekeji who played for the senior national football team, the then Green Eagles, insisted that for there to be any meaningful growth in the sports sector, whosoever that is appointed must be ready to learn as well as appoint experts as his advisers.“There are professionals around, not necessarily those who have been there before. The new minister if he does not have any background in sports should look for experts as advisers not assistants who cannot tell him the truth.“We have had such tragedies in the sports ministry in the past and their tenure never added any value to sports in the country,” stressed the former DG who is worried by the declining level of sports in the country.Ekeji further called for the establishment of the National Sports Commission (NSC) as a way of getting sports technocrats to fully take charge to redirect sports for greater value in this second tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.“The return of the National Sports Commission I envisage is not the type by Presidential fiat. No, it should be a National Sports Commission that is properly established by law of the National Assembly. Its establishment should be backed by law so that nobody will come tomorrow and scrap it like it happened in the past.“Whosoever that sports portfolio is assigned must have the boldness to drive the enactment of proper law for the return of the NSC to correct the wrongs in Nigerian sports at the moment.”He insisted that it was wrong for past ministers to view the return of the NSC as coming to compete with the ministry in directing sports matters.“ Most of the ministers we have had recently did not want to hear about the NSC coming back. I really don’t know why they were afraid. Return of the NSC is going to compliment the job of the minister. It was a tragedy for them to appoint only aides who have no voice of their own but merely ‘yes- men (and women).”Ekeji dispelled fears that there is no expert in sports amongst the 43 names forwarded to the National Assembly for clearance before they are assigned portfolios.“The ministerial appointment is political and it is usually given to those expected to add value to the electoral promises of the party in power. It is not based on core competence but the wise ones amongst those appointed seek experts to make their jobs easy. That is what I expect any person assigned the sports portfolio to do,” concludes Ekeji who is enjoying his retirement writing books on his experience as an astute sports administrator.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Patrick Ekejilast_img read more


first_img Submit Share Share MGA report reveals 14 licences cancelled in 2019 June 23, 2020 Multi-tenant B2B sports betting software provider Metric Gaming has been given the green light to expand into Malta after gaining a Class 4 licence from the country’s regulator.The licence will allow Metric Gaming to distribute its products and services to customers operating from across Malta after gaining the approval of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).Speaking about the successful application, Metric Gaming’s CEO Martin de Knijff said: “Securing this licence from the MGA is an important step in Metric’s evolution from a start-up to becoming the disruptors-in-chief of an industry ripe for disruption.“We have been thrilled by the market’s reaction to our multi-tenant Sportsbook proposition, particularly from Malta-based operators. In the coming days we will announce the first Malta-based Sportsbook brands that will be launched using our Modulus platform over the next few weeks.“We’ve spent the last three years and significant capital developing an organization and product proposition capable of solving the biggest challenges facing the B2B sector of our industry. We are excited to be showcasing the modern capabilities of our multi-tenant platform and each customer will benefit from near total product autonomy from the rest.“We are confident this unrivalled degree of customisation paired with our superior sports betting products and features will deliver real leapfrog ability for our customers over their rivals.”Earlier this month, Metric Gaming entered a strategic partnership with US sports odds compiler Sports IQ to build and launch a full suite of next generation US sports betting products.Metric Gaming and Sports IQ will team-up to develop a one-stop solution for the major US pro-leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL), delivering an optimal ‘simple price feed’ for US wagering incumbents. StumbleUpon Bet.Works agrees new partnership with Sports IQ August 5, 2020 Related Articles Betby receives green light from MGA August 10, 2020last_img read more


first_img Leading deaf golfer Paul Waring – who has just won the Midland Youths Championship – is backing a new guide which aims to encourage more deaf people to take up the sport.The Deaf-Friendly Golf Guide offers support, advice and guidance to clubs, coaches and volunteers to include deaf people in golfing activities.“This is a great idea,” said Waring, who took up golf at the age of 12 and has a scratch handicap. “Deaf people can achieve the same as anyone else, but there are many challenges and anything which helps to break down the barriers is very helpful.“Golf’s a great game for everyone to play, it’s fun and you meet lots of new people.”Waring, from Felixstowe Ferry in Suffolk, (image © Leaderboard Photography), has been profoundly deaf from birth and was encouraged by his father to take up golf. The 19-year-old has represented his county at every level since U14, he’s been English Deaf Open Champion twice, European Deaf Open Men’s Champion and third in the World Deaf Golf Championship.He plays on the national amateur circuit and his Midland Youths’ title, claimed with a 72-hole total of two-under par, is his biggest win in mainstream golf to date. He says: “This will give me confidence to compete at a national level, and also it has given me a world golf ranking which is important to have.”To achieve his success Waring has had to overcome a range of challenges which are addressed in the Deaf-Friendly Golf Guide. For example, he can’t hear the strike of the ball and has to rely on the feel of the shot. Communication can also be difficult and he says: “I don’t always understand what someone has said, so I hope people don’t think I am rude if I don’t reply correctly.”The Guide is the result of a partnership between England Golf, the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and England Deaf Golf. It is aimed at young people but much of the information can be used with deaf people of all ages. It explains levels of deafness, why support is important and provides advice on effective communication.Rachel Perrin, the NDCS’s Head of Inclusive Activities said: “Deafness should never be a reason for ruling out young people from sporting activities and so we are delighted to have developed this deaf-friendly golf guide with England Golf.“Not only does golf teach many valuable skills, it’s also great fun and a fantastic way of making friends, yet too many deaf young people are being denied the chance to play.“This new resource shows that by incorporating the use of simple techniques such as visual aids, golf teachers and coaches can ensure deaf young people have the opportunity to take part in the same activities as their hearing friends and siblings, without feeling isolated or excluded.”Jamie Blair, England Golf’s Disability Manager, said: “England Golf are delighted to make this resource available to golf clubs, professionals and volunteers to highlight ways they can improve their current golfing offers to engage more deaf people in to the sport. The principles can also help clubs to increase the experience of current members and retain them.“I would like to thank the National Deaf Children’s Society for their support in composing this resource which will play a big part in making golf a truly deaf friendly sport” 30 Jul 2015 Top deaf golfer backs new guide to attract more players last_img read more