While 'Deaf' is generally synonymous with those who have hearing difficulties; 'DEAFS' is more than that. DEAFS - Deaf English Athletics Federation Staffordshire is a not for profit organisation, that is aimed at increasing sports and social interaction for those that are deaf, deafblind, disabled, their friends and families. We also encourage anyone interested in developing sports and social opportunities, healthy living, active lifestyles and general wellbeing for deaf and disabled people to get involved in a wide range of activities.
Brian Kokoruwe is researching memories of those who took part, either as an official or sportsman/woman in the past Games from 1924 to 2017. If you took part or you know anyone who took part, please send a text to 07706003902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A healthy lifestyle has both short and long term health benefits, which include:
In the long term, eating a balanced diet along with regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can add years to your life. There is also an added benefit of reducing the risk of certain diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and obesity. Looking at the short-term, the benefits include giving you more energy throughout you everyday activities and helping you maintain a healthy weight.
The role of sport related activities in inclusion has shown to be strongly linked to building social relationships among young people and adults in communities. Sport has been used as a practical tool to engage members of previously under represented community groups.
Social inclusion also relates to offering equal opportunities to sports related activities and healthy lifestyle choices regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability.
An active lifestyle can assist in making you look and feel better on a daily basis, with the added exercise benefits of:
help us raise awareness of healthier lifestyles and active participation in sports.
As a not for profit organisation DEAFS is run and managed by volunteers, with everyone being welcomed to get involved.
Our constitution specifies that 'all volunteers must be aware, and adhere to all relevant regulations relating toworking with or for vulnerable adults and children'. There is a requirement that all volunteers must have a current and up to date DBS certificate. If a volunteer does not have the relevant DBS certificate, DEAFS will assist the volunteer in obtaining one. Volunteers will not be accepted to work with or for DEAFS before proof of the certificate has been produced.