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Our deaf coaching programme, has transformed the lives of hundreds of deaf children and adults. The project encourages children and adults to get involved with sport and tackle the existing obstacles they face playing sport. This project includes football and multi-sports sessions throughout the year and free holiday courses.

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust remains the only Sports Trust in the country to employ a full-time, deaf football coach. Born profoundly deaf, Ben Lampert has revolutionised the way the Trust delivers deaf coaching.When he joined the Trust only three or four deaf children were involved in the Trust’s projects. Now, the Trust engages with more than 150 deaf children each year.

The Trust’s deaf football coach is shortlisted for an award at the UK Coaching Awards

West London’s Ben Lampert, a coach with England’s deaf football team and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, is among the first selection of finalists announced last week for the UK Coaching Awards. The showpiece event, which will be held at The Tower Hotel London on the 5 December, celebrates the outstanding work of a diverse […]

The English Football League Trust interviews our deaf football coach – Ben Lampert

On UK Coaching week, we have been highlighting the impact our coaches have on the local community. Earlier in the week, the English Football League Trust interviewed our deaf football coach – the UK’s only full-time deaf football coach. You can read the full interview here.

A derby with a difference: football fans learn sign language at Brentford’s game against QPR

Brentford Head Coach Thomas Frank joined Bees fans in learning sign language at their game against QPR on Saturday. The initiative, run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, saw a number of Brentford fans learn how to sign their name before the west London derby at Griffin Park. Situated within the forecourt of the Braemar […]

A derby with a difference: Brentford v QPR will see young deaf people teach sign language to fans

As part of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s social mix project, young deaf people will teach sign language to Brentford fans at our game against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. The youngsters, who are part of National Citizens Service project with the English Football League Trust, will teach football fans the sign language basics – including how to sign their […]

Our deaf coach joins England’s deaf coaching team as Assistant Coach

Ahead of the 9th European Deaf Football Championship in June, Ben Lampert has been selected to join England’s Deaf coaching squad as Assistant Coach. The 33-year-old, who has been credited with raising awareness of deaf football across west London, will coach the players in the run up to the tournament in Crete 2019. And Ben […]

EFL Day of Disabilities: “Many of the young people involved have never attended a football match before.”

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust gave a special task to children from our disability projects. With the Trust engaging with 250 children and adults with disabilities each year, it is no surprise that we marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in a special way. […]

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