The British Deaf Sport Heritage as we just established will want to raise awareness to all Deaf Sports in the UK that we cannot sponsor or support financially any longer. We are now known a new title called the British Deaf Sport Heritage under the auspices of BDSc .(formally the BDSC - British Deaf Sports Council) funding from previous BDS will contribute towards expenses of the room hire and preserving archivist and memorabilia.
For this reason, the BDSH are downsizing their organisation to restore its history as we have to look after No1 that is the British Deaf Sport Heritage itself. We are a small volunteer organisation and we hope to be still around for years to come, we hope you will understand our purpose that time have changed and we need to ensure all BDSC glory days to be made into history. This is very important for Deaf Sports.
We would like to hear from you, ex GBR sportsman/woman who have any photos, medals, trophies, reports, pennants, results and clothings to be donated to us for others like the public, school children and BSL students to see - as a BDSH Museum of a kind.
The venue is at:
Suite 1, 101-103 Furtherwick Road
Benefactors would be greatly appreciated if you can name the BDSH in your will as the BDSC had served you well in the past, Will you return the favour to keep the name preserved for years to come?
Details on BDSH bank is revealed on the benefactor's page.
Thank you for reading this.
We are a few deaf volunteers who has experienced sporting life in the Deaf World. There are 6 Trustee's who is currently working hard together to make a success of the BDSC to BDS now to a new title BDSH to restore our glory days from the 1930s to present day. We are the ex GB players/managers of BDSC.
The storage of Trophies, medals, photos, uniforms, reports, minutes and all the memorabilia of the former British Deaf Sport glory days are best stored in our premises at Canvey Island. We are hoping to open the venue twice a week for people to take a trip down memory lane and think/sight-see/discuss the heydays of Deaf sports via local, national and international days, at home and abroad.
Janet Sadler JS (formally known as Thomson) is our Chair who is a member of BDSc since 1992 and became GB Badminton player in 1994 until her retirement in 2007, she was the GB Deaf Badminton Manager in 1998 until 2011 when she now retired and is focusing on improvement to BDSH to making former GB players dream realised to reflect back in the past of their glory days. She was elected as Chair in June 2012.
Philip Gardner PG - Secretary /aRCHIVIST since November 2016. Archivist for BDSH since 2012. A former GBR Deaf Football Manager who has recently retired earlier this year (2016).
Kevin Whalley KW - Former GBR Golfer, Treasurer and legal paperwork co-coordinator for BDSH since Summer 2015.
Mike Webster MW - Former BDS Secretary who has a vast past experiences with Deaf Sport, He is the BDSH Trustee. He is a keen organiser for the 4 nations Bowling and a regular contact with the bowls.
Carl Sadler CS - Former GBR Deaf Badminton player who has won many medals from 1997 to 2011. He is our BDSH Trustee from 2012 and recently elected as an assistant Treasurer since November 2016.
Eileen Murphy EM - a newly trustee joined September 17th 2017 officially. (Full details to follow)
We are currently looking for more volunteers to become BDSH Trustee, to help succeed our future with their own experience and mind, anyone wishing to take an interest, please contact any of the Trustee's above.
We also have our former Trustee's who has gone 'upstairs' for their appreciation of their hard work and commitments with the BDSC.
Edward Webb - former Treasurer (until Dec 2015) and Chair (2006-2012) is now our Lifetime co-President. He used to be our current main fund-raiser who has travelled many places and use his time going in supermarket store collections, sadly this has now ceased due to sign of the times that we are in an internet-cyber age, cash no longer be carried so credit cards & contactless is widely used for payments of foods nowadays. We are looking at other ways to raise money and with your help, you can too.
These are the former names of BDSc and FG & P Trustee's so we thanks them for their service of their time,
Dennis Harris MBE -Former Chair (1978- 1994) Life President
Glynn Rosser MBE - Former Chair (1994- 2006) Co-President
Jack Kirk - former BDSC secretary (1994- 2006) Vice President (RIP 20.12.16)
Peter Goose - former BDSC, FGP board of Director (1990-2006) Vice President
Bobby Benson - Former BDSC Indoor sports
Geoffrey Fletcher - Former BDSC and Trustee
Tuna Bangs - Former BDSC regional and Trustee
Joe Collins - Former Trustee BDSc
Michael Freud - Fromer Trustee BDSc
We are aware that we have missed a few names out so thanks to you ( if your name is not mentioned above) but please email me with details and we be happy to dislodge your name as thanks for your time
These volunteers are a vital part of our BDS history and some has remain to be in contact with the BDSH from time to time. If any of you gentleman would like to share your stories, please contact the main person by email and we will do our best to copy/paste your sporting past career so everyone knows you will appreciated of your work which we are honoured and valued of your dedication.
The History of BDSC goes back a long way to the days of the 1930s. Before this - Deaf Sport was under the auspicious of ;
BDDA (British Deaf & Dumb Association) 1931 -19??
BDSA (British Deaf Sport Association) 19?? - 19?? This was based in Carlisle.
BDSC (British Deaf Sports Council) 19??-2005)- was the highlight of the glory days of the 70s,80s,90s where Roland Haythornthwaite was our chief and had done a fantastic job securing funding from UK sport and also donations given from charities and benefactors. He has often travelled to golfing venues, not to play golf but obtaining cheque donations. The office was based at Otley in Yorkshire.
BDS (British Deaf Sport) 2006-2016 - 2 gentleman were the prime sole donations by store collectors across the UK rasiing thousands of pounds. Teddy Webb (north) and Michael Websgter (South) were the two named persons who have kept the BDSc alive. Very few sport have gained from this grant and mainly the money has gone towards the rental of the office for storage spaces to keep records and known trophies in a safe place. The BDSc have lost all contract with UK Sport funding and handed thsir status to UK Deaf Sport, the new organisation had taken over and they have continued to do so from 2003 therefore all funding, donations have ceased to BDSc and we no longer be able to support Deaf team sports,
BDSH (British Deaf Sport Hertiage) 2016 - present - as stated earlier, we are preserving the richness of deaf sport history with memombrilla based at the Canvey Island Muesum whee all storage of records, trophies, photos and clothings are stored. We hope to build on that for thenext few years whisht we still have some funds to preserve the deaf sport history with Hall of Fame named persons to be decorated as personal sporting achievement for representing Great Britian of their time.
The address is:
Suite 1, 101-103 Furtherwick Road