Welcome to the DEAF WRESTLE Project

Greco Roman Wrestling for d/Deaf people 

About DEAF WRESTLE

Greco Roman Wrestling for d/Deaf people

The DEAF_WRESTLE project’s main objective is to equip coaches, managers or instructors, athletes, referees with competences and skills aiming at improving the outreach to people with hearing disabilities. 

“Sport brings together all aspects of a diverse society and thereby contributes not only to the development of the individual, but also encourages respect for others. This leads to a greater understanding and the establishment of a more just and inclusive society.”

D/Deaf people participate in sport events and competitions for the d/Deaf such as the Deaflympics, but they have the chance to compete in a mainstream setting, too. Nevertheless, some sports are more deaf-friendly than the others, and they often have to work harder and overcome a number of obstacles that are virtually unknown to the hearing people, for example misinterpretation in coach’s verbal directions and not doing what they were told. These kinds of obstacles make them feel embarrassed and eventually, they decide to quit on sports 

Amongst the sports, that d/Deaf or hard of hearing people could engage with, is Greco- Roman Wrestling, which is a sport that can enhance their physical and mental health. Likewise, they can wrestle against hearing athletes in mainstream sport competitions, but there are still many barriers to overcome, such as miscommunication due to language mismatch. The significance of the language burden is also emphasised by the CRPD: “Sign language is inseparable from d/Deaf people’s human rights. Without sign language, d/Deaf people are not equal.” In conclusion, many initiatives should be taken to advocate d/Deaf people’s social integration in Greco – Roman Wrestling as well as in all sports.

Our Objectives

Amongst the sports, that d/Deaf or hard of hearing people could engage with, is Greco- Roman Wrestling, which is a sport that can enhance their physical and mental health. Likewise, they can wrestle against hearing athletes in mainstream sport competitions, but there are still many barriers to overcome, such as miscommunication due to language mismatch. The significance of the language burden is also emphasised by the CRPD: “Sign language is inseparable from d/Deaf people’s human rights. Without sign language, d/Deaf people are not equal.” In conclusion, many initiatives should be taken to advocate d/Deaf people’s social integration in Greco – Roman Wrestling as well as in all sports. 

Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport.

Contribute to the fight of any form of discrimination and combat those behaviors that may have a negative influence over the practice of sport and society more in general.

Encouraging the practice of sport and physical activity including traditional sport.

Digital dimension: Virtual cooperation and experimentation with virtual learning opportunities.

Greco Roman Wrestling for d/Deaf people

The Online training sessions will cover the following areas:

Our Target Groups

online course

The main target groups in this project are: Physical Education Teachers, Interpreters, Deaf Students.

Partner Organizations 1

DEAF_WRESTLE Project is expected to affect the following target groups: Greco – Roman Wrestling professionals, Greco – Roman Wrestling D/Deaf athletes, all sports professionals and athletes, the d/Deaf community, Society/Stakeholders

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Expected impact of deaf_wrestle outside the organisations and individuals directly participating in the project, at local, regional, national and/or European level

Our Target Groups

Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport.

The main target groups in this project are: Physical Education Teachers, Interpreters, Deaf Students, thus SportSign can be complementary with the DEAF_WRESTLE project. 

DEAF_WRESTLE Project is expected to affect the following target groups: 

Greco – Roman Wrestling professionals, Greco – Roman Wrestling D/Deaf athletes, all sports professionals and athletes, the d/Deaf community, Society/Stakeholders 

Expected impact of deaf_wrestle outside the organisations and individuals  directly participating in the project, at local, regional, national and/or  European level 

General Questions

Sport brings together all aspects of a diverse society and thereby contributes not only to the development of the individual, but also encourages respect for others. This leads to a greater understanding and the establishment of a more just and inclusive society.  

D/Deaf people participate in sport events and competitions for the d/Deaf such as the Deaflympics, but they have the chance to compete in a mainstream setting, too. Nevertheless, some sports are more deaf-friendly than the others, and they often have to work harder and overcome a number of obstacles that are virtually unknown to the hearing people, for example misinterpretation in coach’s verbal directions and not doing what they were told. These kinds of obstacles make them feel embarrassed and eventually, they decide to quit on sports 

Amongst the sports, that d/Deaf or hard of hearing people could engage with, is Greco- Roman Wrestling, which is a sport that can enhance their physical and mental health. Likewise, they can wrestle against hearing athletes in mainstream sport competitions, but there are still many barriers to overcome, such as miscommunication due to language mismatch. The significance of the language burden is also emphasised by the CRPD: “Sign language is inseparable from d/Deaf people’s human rights. Without sign language, d/Deaf people are not equal.” In conclusion, many initiatives should be taken to advocate d/Deaf people’s social integration in Greco – Roman Wrestling as well as in all sports. 

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