Young Deaf Athletes Shine in Hull
On Thursday 31st May over 200 young deaf athletes from across the Yorkshire and Humber region, representing both deaf and mainstream schools, took part in the Federation of Disability Sports Organisations annual Deaf Athletics event held at the Costello Stadium in Hull.
On a day that was far from ideal for athletics there were still many outstanding performances witnessed both on the track and in the field, with the competition for medals as fierce as ever.
Athletes came from as far afield as Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Doncaster and as expected, the Humber area was also very well represented.
Helping out at the event were a team of volunteers from npower, as well as students from Bishop Burton College and the Federation’s ever willing team of officials, without whom events such as this could not go ahead year after year.
Event organiser Ian Spencer from FDSO was impressed with the standard of performances throughout the day and commented: ‘This event showcases the many talented deaf youngsters in Yorkshire. Given the opportunity for further development, there is the potential for many of these athletes to become top-class performers in the future.’
A big thank you to the officials and volunteers for their hard work, and congratulations to all those who took part.
The next major event in the deaf athletics calendar is the European Deaf Junior Athletics Championships to be held in Poland in September. For further details contact Deaf UK Athletics or visit: