UK Deaf Sport are launching a Fair Play for Deaf Athletes Campaign on 15 November 2023.
UK Deaf Sport is asking everyone including deaf athletes, coaches, your family, all of the deaf community, to send a letter to their MP asking them to support their Fair Play for Deaf Athletes campaign and attend the MP drop in event on 15th November.
UK Deaf Sport is requesting that the Government initially invest £3 million into deaf sport and athletes over the next 4 years to develop deaf talent pathways, training, coaching and wider support for elite deaf athletes and to send a strong, competitive DeaflympicsGB Team to Tokyo in 2025 and also let our athletes have access to the same support that Olympic and Paralympic athletes get through UK Sport.
UK Deaf Sport feel the time is right to readdress this discrimination so that we are able to create strong and successful deaf athlete pathways that mirror their Olympic and Paralympic peers. Deaf athletes as role models on the world stage will inspire the deaf community to engage in sport and activity and gain the associated physical and mental health benefits.
Attached is a draft letter for deaf athletes/coaches to amend with your name, address etc and some instructions on how to send a letter to your MP.
You need to amend the bits in Yellow in the letter.
I have also attached another letter for the wider deaf community/general public who might not be involved in deaf sport. It should only take 5 minutes.
Your support is important in getting as many MPs to receive letters a possible. Letters and information bottom of article.
See Information in BSL
Read more about Fair Play for Deaf Athletes with UKDeafSports: HERE