News2nd November 2013

DSPY 2014 Awards

Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2014

by Sarah Lawrence

Press Release – DSPY2014 Awards


The time has flown by so quickly since the last DSPY awards in 2012! The importance of DSPY awards is very much on the rise, as for many years, there has been no formal recognition for the deaf/hard of hearing athletes for their sporting achievements. 

DSPY would like to announce that the next DSPY awards will take place on Saturday 29th November 2014 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry. It will be the biggest sporting night of the year since DSPY2012. Ricoh Area is the perfect place to ensure your night is an event to remember and will continue every two years. 

Lots of sports events have happened so far this year with such highlights as Gerry Hughes sailing around the world, Team Great Britain clinched five Deaflympics medals, England Golfers won the European Deaf Championships, England Cricket won all matches against South Africa and many trophies won for the National Deaf Championships. There will be more sporting events in 2014 to win medals/trophies i.e. European and World Deaf Championships. 

Looking for Volunteering Roles for DSPY2014 project will be advertised in the next few weeks and more details on DSPY2014 Awards will be announced in March 2014. 

DSPY will look into sourcing more business and organisations to get involved within the next few months. Please feel free to approach us to offer your skills or suggestions to liaise with an appropriate person. Sponsorship opportunities are welcome and dont hesitate to contact us via an email: 

DSPY2012 Awards raised £1,000 to support GB Deaf Badminton towards their participation in the European Deaf Badminton Championships 2014, to be taken place in Switzerland next summer. 

Congratulations! DSPY and Gerry Hughes have been shortlisted for the Community Spirit award 2013. This year, for the first time ever, the winner of this award will be voted for by the public Information on each of the shortlists per category, together with instructions on how to vote. We urge you to encourage your friends, family, colleagues and stakeholders to support us. 

If you have any questions about DSPY2014, please contact us via an email: 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the big night in November 2014. 


Richard Weinbaum & Jackie Harrison 

(DSPY2014 Co-Ordinators)

Article by Sarah Lawrence

posted in Community / News

2nd November 2013