The Active Deaf Sports Club (ADSC) is run by Deaf Sports Australia to provide mainstream sports organisations the opportunity to integrate inclusion practises for their deaf and hard of hearing sports participants. Deaf Sports Australia has partnered with Expression Australia who will also offer their services through this program.      

The ADSC program gives coaches, sports administrators and parents the opportunity to learn best communication practises when working with deaf and hard of hearing people in sports settings.

Sports organisations and clubs will be involved in a workshop provided by Deaf Sports Australia where they will learn the following:

  • Deaf culture
  • History of deaf sports
  • Pathways for deaf and hard of hearing athletes
  • Communication Tips
    • How to work with deaf and hard of hearing participants
    • Issues/barriers that deaf and hard of hearing participants face
  • Upcoming Deaf Sports events

The workshop runs for 2 hours and can be hosted at your clubrooms or office.

At the conclusion of the workshop, with the support of Expression Australia, sports organisations will have the opportunity to put their skills to practice such as learning sports specific sign language which is customised to the needs of the sports organisation and their deaf and hard of hearing participants.

Expression Australia will provide sports specific Auslan Classes that is run for 6 weeks. The classes will include:

  • 6 sessions – 12 hours in total
  • Auslan Alphabet & basic communication signs
  • Sports specific signs
  • Resources


Sherrie Beaver – Media & Community Liaison