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The English Deaf Squash Association (EDSA) works to provide opportunities for deaf peoples of all ages, to play Squash from grass roots to national level, through Squash Academy’s, open tournaments to friendly matches against hearing people at Squash clubs across the country. Furthermore the EDSA looks to develop and encourage confidence amongst deaf people, empowering them to play Squash in a mainstream, hearing environment.
A key role for the EDSA is that of uniting partners / stakeholders with common goals and strategies. In particular, England Squash, where both agencies are working to ensure inclusion for all and the early identification of young talent. A notable aspect being the identification of deaf schools by the EDSA into which Squash can be promoted, this in turn promoting wider benefits of sport and physical activity to children.
The EDSA was founded 1998 and currently the organisation is progressing a number of initiatives including ‘Mini Squash’ and ‘Volunteer Coaching’. Policy work includes Child Protection and the development of ‘Regional Performance’ structure.
“Integration with hearing Squash is the cornerstone of our success. Both deaf and hearing players have learnt together. Accessibility for all has been second to none” Brian Rawlinson, Deaf Squash Player – Oxfordshire

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