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Wendy nominated for Awards Trio for work with deaf hockey

Wendy nominated for Awards Trio for work with deaf hockey

Categories: Active Sussex News

Active Sussex Coaching Ambassador, Wendy Russell, is up for three prestigious awards due to her work revolutionising the way that deaf and hard of hearing young people take part in hockey.

Wendy has been shortlisted for the 'Community Award' in The Sunday Times & Sky Sports News Sportswomen of the Year Awards, 'Disability Coach of the Year' in the Sports Coach UK Coaching Awards, and 'Sportivate Project of the Year' for her Hockey Hot Stars sessions, in the Sussex Sports Awards 2015.

2012 Sussex Sports Awards 'Coach of the Year' Wendy is also a teacher and England Hockey Level 2 Coach coaches adults & juniors at local schools and at Brighton & Hove Hockey Club.

Wendy applied for funding to run a Deaf Hockey Sportivate project in Brighton - the first deaf hockey session in Great Britain.

The hockey-specific sign language created by Wendy, and ratified by Remark! is being rolled out by UK deaf sport, the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) & England Hockey. Teachers, coaches & participants now have access to hockey terminology and can facilitate other deaf or hard of hearing people to play hockey. 

The Sportswomen of the Year Awards are in their 20th year and celebrate the outstanding contribution to sport made by elite performers, coaches, community volunteers & inspirational women. Winners will be announced live on Sky Sports 1 on Friday 6 November. Find out more about the awards here

Hosted by Sports Coach UK, the Coaching Awards honour sports coaches and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the past 12 months. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. Find out more here.

The Sussex Sports Awards is a yearly black tie event, celebrating the achievements of Sussex Sports stars. The 2015 will be held on Friday 27 November at The Grand Hotel, Brighton. See the shortlisted finalists here.