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Your News Actress to make guest appearance at England Deaf Women training session

ACTRESS Genvieve Barr will be making a guest appearance at the England Deaf Women rugby team’s first training session of the season at Old Albanians RFC on Sunday November 6 (1pm).

Barr, who was born deaf, has appeared in the BBC One prime-time drama ‘The Silence’ and the Channel 4 comedy ‘The Amazing Dermot’.

The training is open to all deaf and hard of hearing female players who believe they have the potential to play for England.

Players are eligible to play for the England Deaf side if they have a combined average hearing loss of 25dB or more in both ears This roughly translates to a minimum hearing loss in both ears or a moderate hearing loss in one ear but can hear normally in the other.

Not all of the players wear hearing aids or only communicate by sign language, and this has never stopped all the players communicating and play rugby as a squad.

EDRU can offer Deaf Awareness advice to clubs and schools Integrate Deaf and Hard of Hearing players to clubs and liaise with club members to ensure the players are managed correctly.

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