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RT @KirstyLouiseSm9: Another excellent virtual session this morning @SAFCFoL Skills, Q&A’s with the coaches and great advice for the kids!…

👏 Congratulations @Charliewyke1 on your hat-trick v @AFCWimbledon this afternoon. 🙌 Big win for @SunderlandAFC on… https://t.co/kZ9Caufuq4

RT @BlcSafc: Reaching out for support shows strength .. Our virtual @SunderlandAFC match day mental health hub with @washingtonmind is avai…

🥳 Many happy returns to the King! ⚽️ Chris Maguire turns 32 today, let’s hope he can add to his three goals so far… https://t.co/LpVVwV0N8u

🔴⚪⚽ ...It's matchday! 🔜 There may be no 𝙃𝘼’𝙒𝘼𝙔 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙋𝙇𝘼𝙔 draw today but get your tickets now for Tuesday night 👉… https://t.co/K7MkMG1HHM

RT @EFLTrust: .@RishiSunak thanks our EFL Clubs and Community organisations as we focus on providing opportunities for unemployed young peo…

🪚 Carving out opportunities for our young people. 🤩 Some of the handy work on show during our one-to-one woodwork… https://t.co/aYi4rfbyti

🏃🏼‍♂️ Love this! Keep it up, Archie - but don’t tire yourself out before you’ve baked those cakes you promised ever… https://t.co/3nVvGW5wIR

RT @KirstyLouiseSm9: Can’t thank @baileywright92 enough! Such an inspirational Q&A session with Mason & the #FolPlayerDevelopment kids last…

🤸 Don't forget our PE and Dance activity sessions take place at 1.30pm every afternoon for kids - and parents - of… https://t.co/JV81WkO3Bm

Great to have @LukeOnien on board as one of our @PFA ambassadors for the 2020-21 season. Your support is really a… https://t.co/y56R5Z0gfe

🇺🇸 Our star in stripes! Good luck, Austin 👊 https://t.co/mq4fZDOvdX

👀 Don't touch the jelly babies... @baileywright92 shares some superstitions with young players from our Developmen… https://t.co/Xobvs9iorH

💻 #SAFC's @baileywright92 took to the hot seat as he was grilled by our Player Development Centre kids via Zoom.… https://t.co/CEfSH3WJTB

RT @BlcSafc: As we can't be at @SAFCFoL in person with @washingtonmind on Saturday, our virtual mental health will be available between 12…

🤔 Kids who are missing our football sessions have come up with a 𝙇𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 to stay active while fundraisin… https://t.co/rv2RLz3yCE

👏 Thanks to #SAFC's Tom Flanagan, @LyndenGooch, @LukeONien, @AidenObrien22, Grant Leadbitter, @SandowRs and… https://t.co/ScILWxUsFD

⏳ Over the last 20 years we’ve hosted a variety of fundraising events, backed by a number a famous faces. In 2017… https://t.co/uHdBtKCpDe

🥣 𝑬𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂 𝒃𝒊𝒈 𝒃𝒐𝒘𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒙 📺 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒔𝒏𝒖𝒈𝒈𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒑 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝑵𝒆𝒕𝒇𝒍𝒊𝒙 Families are encouraged… https://t.co/zwkPCjznmC

JACK BREAKS DOWN SOCIAL BARRIERS

One budding star from the Foundation of Light’s Player Development Centre is an inspiration to us all, as his desire to play football sees him break down social barriers every day.

Jack is profoundly deaf and as a result has cochlear implants, yet this does not deter him from playing football.

This week, is Deaf Awareness Week across the UK and it aims to increase understanding and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness.

Having the implants does make Jack’s head extra sensitive, however, he has never let that hold him back from competing at any level and he has a real love for playing and learning despite his disability.

Jack’s Mam explained: “Once Jack had the implants fitted, I had no idea what he’d be able to do. With mainstream activities you find that it can be restrictive to those with a disability, but the Foundation of Light is totally inclusive and it has made no difference to what he can join in with or how he is treated within his group.

“The sessions have given Jack a real zest for life as well as a social circle he’s much more confident in.”

Watch Jack’s story below, subscribe to the Foundation’s official YouTube channel for more of our stories

Deaf Awareness Week runs from 4-10 May and is a unique campaign in that so many different organisations participate, each showcasing their own work within the broad spectrum of deafness.

 

 

 

Click here for more information on the Foundation of Light’s programmes .

Written By Kate Smith

4 May 2020

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