CHESHIRE Football Association have announced a collaboration with DSN (Deafness Support Network) to present a unique opportunity for club officials and team managers.

The first deaf awareness training workshop, hosted in partnership with Incus Training, promises to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of deafness-related terms and effective communication strategies.

Scheduled to take place at the Cheshire FA Headquarters in Northwich on Thursday, from 6pm to 8.30pm, this free workshop aims to enhance the knowledge of football communities on how to identify and communicate with individuals who are deaf.

The event is open to all CFA club officials and team managers.

Steve Smithies, CEO of Cheshire FA, said: "We are excited to present this fantastic opportunity for our staff and club officials to join us at CFA for a deaf awareness training workshop with DSN.

“The importance of this training to our staff and the wider football communities will provide additional knowledge on how to identify and communicate with those with a hearing impairment."

Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance.

Brian Cadwallader, lead for Incus Training, added: “We are delighted to collaborate with Cheshire FA in delivering this crucial deaf awareness training.

“By fostering understanding and effective communication, we aim to create a more inclusive football environment. Together with Cheshire FA, we are taking a step towards making football accessible to everyone, regardless of their hearing."

For further information or inquiries, contact Ellie Henagulph at or call 01606 871166.