Deaf News: Inspiring deaf football girl selected for FA development programme

Posted on December 6, 2013

LaurenHall031213-11 (1)A fourteen-year old girl from Wirral has been selected for the FA’s future stars programme, reports The Wirral Globe.

Lauren Hall, who earlier this year won Merseyside’s Young Personality of the year, is the only girl to be chosen for both Cheshire’s player development programme and to play for the Lancashire Centre of Excellence.

Lauren also donates her pocket money to fund a Hearing Dog and has completed triathlons to raise funds for the Wirral Deaf Children’s Society.


Cheshire County Football Association selected her for their Player Development Programme and also to play at the Lancashire FA Centre of Excellence in Leyland in their Development programme for talented young players.

This forms part of the FA’s National Pathways to Success for football. She is the only female player selected for both programmes.

She takes an active part in helping develop the new North West Deaf Friendly Football League and is trying to organise a football festival on the Wirral next year.

Lauren’s headteacher Kirsty Whiteley said: “Lauren really is an inspiration to all her friends and fellow students.

“She copes admirably with her disability and refuses to let it interfere with her day-to-day activities and future ambitions.

“We are extremely proud of her achievements both in her sporting career and in her fund raising activities to which she devotes so much of her free time.

“She’s a shining example of what a young person can achieve if they set their mind to it.”

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