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    Default Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    We have a player with a hearing impairment (deaf from birth) with our club this year. Very decent player, pretty sure he is in a high level represenative side (state or country level).

    The referee in last weeks match marched him 10m for 'back chat' -he cannot speak . He uses different tones and gestures on the field (for those of us who can't sign), and was more or less telling and gesturing to the rest of the team to wake up for giving away a few penatlies).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    I should have mentioned that one of our Warwickshire Ref's did a talk about refereeing deaf rugby a couple of seasons ago.
    I expect it fell on deaf ears, like most Society talks. How do you deal with players who play on after the whistle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickman View Post
    We have a player with a hearing impairment (deaf from birth) ... The referee in last weeks match marched him 10m for 'back chat' -he cannot speak . He uses different tones and gestures on the field (for those of us who can't sign) ...
    Thinking aloud here, but perhaps the ref thought the "different tones and gestures" were aimed at him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickman View Post
    We have a player with a hearing impairment (deaf from birth) with our club this year. Very decent player, pretty sure he is in a high level represenative side (state or country level).

    The referee in last weeks match marched him 10m for 'back chat' -he cannot speak . He uses different tones and gestures on the field (for those of us who can't sign), and was more or less telling and gesturing to the rest of the team to wake up for giving away a few penatlies).
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    i had the impression that for the more severely deaf the ref has special whistles that links to a bracelet worn by the player(s) that vibrate when the whistle is blown..

    but I can't see anything to that effect on the EDRU website -- perhaps I just made an invention and I should be on dragons' den,

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    Ok - so players could wear a small receiver on the back between the shoulder blades (which is where players wore GPS units in that recent study we discussed here showing how far all the different players ran). It would fit ino standard shoulder-protecting tops.

    shouldn't be at all hard to make a whistle with a tiny broadcast unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    i had the impression that for the more severely deaf the ref has special whistles that links to a bracelet worn by the player(s) that vibrate when the whistle is blown.. perhaps I just made an invention and I should be on dragons' den,
    Patent it, quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Ok - so players could wear a small receiver on the back .
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Ok - so players could wear a small receiver on the back between the shoulder blades (which is where players wore GPS units in that recent study we discussed here showing how far all the different players ran). It would fit ino standard shoulder-protecting tops.

    shouldn't be at all hard to make a whistle with a tiny broadcast unit.
    and who is going to pay for all this equipment ?

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