By Duncan Mackay 

UK Deaf Sport is to hold a major conference in London ©UK Deaf SportUK Deaf Sport, the National Disability Sports Organisation for deaf people and those with hearing impairments, has announced plans to hold a major conference. 

ReDEAFining Deaf Sport, the first national conference organised by UK Deaf Sport, is due to take place at The Wesley Hotel in London on May 15. 

It will be aimed at sport development professionals and deal with a number of key issues, including how to make sport inclusive for the deaf, marketing and communications and how to be innovative. 

The conference will bring together a line-up of expert speakers and contributors from the world of deaf sport to discuss the key issues and opportunities, explore innovative ideas and exchange examples of better practice with delegates, it is promised. 

UK Deaf Sport hope to attract professionals working within the sports development sector to the conference, including delegates from national governing bodies, County Sports Partnerships, local authorities and other organisations with similar remits.

The UK Deaf Sport will be held at The Wesley Hotel in London ©The Wesley HotelThe UK Deaf Sport will be held at The Wesley Hotel in London ©The Wesley Hotel

Established in 2003, UK Deaf Sport is a registered charity that aims to encourage deaf people to participate, enjoy and excel at sport.

They provide information and advice on sporting events for deaf and hard of hearing people and run a community programme called "DEAFinitely Inclusive" that creates opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people of all ages to play, coach and volunteer in sport at a local level.

The cost of the conference would be £75 ($112/€102) but is being offered free to support people access the knowledge that they need to increase deaf sports provision and awareness.

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