A Message from Phil Harper, General Manager Deaf Sports Australia

2022 Australian Deaf Games is definitely ON

Now that vaccinations numbers have significant increased across Australia, recent NSW government advice roadmap for opening up shows that from December 1st 2021, major events such as the 2022 ADG in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie has no limit to the number of attendees.

DSA and the 2022 ADG GOC encourage you and your teams to follow Australian Government’s health advice that to protect yourself, your family and community from getting sick and recommend you get vaccinated.

There will still be rules in place that require double vaccination (or medical exemption) to enjoy participation and getting around. Check with your State / Territory rules about travel and border restrictions updates.

We are required to have a COVID-safety plan for the Games and that may include evidence of vaccination. Further details on how this will work to come later – NSW rules are likely to be updated in 2022.

We all look forward to seeing you in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie for the 2022 ADG to finally catch up again and enjoy our sport, social and cultural experience.

Vale : Kevin Mitchell

NSW Deaf Sports wishes to share our condolences on the passing of Kevin Mitchell, aged 84. He played tennis for Australia at the World Games for the Deaf (Deaflympics) at Sweden in 1973 and Romania in 1977. Won silver medal with John Kemp for doubles in Sweden.

He also played tennis for NSW at the Australian Deaf Games. Won three gold medals for doubles with John Kemp (1967-68, 1976-77 & 1979-80); one gold medal for mixed doubles with Dulcie Moir (1973-74). His best result for single was a silver medal in 1976-77. He leaves behind a rich sporting history with the Deaf tennis community. 

Our condolences to Kevin Mitchell’s family

John Kemp (green shirt) and Kevin Mitchell (blue shirt) with photo of them winning silver medal for doubles at Sweden 1973

Congratulations !

Christine won silver medal for the 8km Cross Country.  She was the only deaf athlete in a team of 228 athletes representing Australia at the World Masters Athletics Championships held at Malaga in Spain (September 2018). 

World Masters 2018 - Christine Suffolk