Deaf Sports & Recreation Queensland provides opportunities for, and encourages deaf and hard of hearing people in sports and recreation – we organise events with state level organisations to provide sports and recreational activities for deaf and hard of hearing people, and to facilitate learning new skills for our pathways to Australia Deaf Games and Deaflympics. Deaf Sports and Recreation Queensland organised social, recreation and sports for Queenslanders since 1955. We support people with a range of hearing loss

  • Deaf people who use Auslan.
  • Hard of hearing people.
  • Deaf people with other disabilities.
  • Child of Deaf Adults (CODAs).
  • Parents of Deaf Child

Because the scope of the Deaf Community includes service providers, professional people and education, we work with these people to provide equal access and participation for all deaf stakeholders. Some of the ways we support our members are by:

  • providing sport, recreation, and school programs and services delivered by our staff and experienced volunteers; and
  • We also play a vital role in the community, educating people about involving people with hearing loss in all activities, and encouraging stakeholders to include people with hearing loss in sports and social activities.

 


Board Members

Cameron Miller

President
Cameron is employed as a teacher of the Deaf at Toowong State School. He plays touch football and represented Queensland 35s Men Team at the recent Interstate match. While on the board, he likes to see all Deaf athletes reach their potential and be proud of their achievements.

 

Trent Hansen

Board Treasurer
Trent was born profoundly deaf and growing up in Far North Queensland. His deaf identity wasn’t found until he moved to Brisbane and found out about Deaf Sports and Recreation Queensland at high school.
Trent has been involved with many clubs.  He was a committee member of Queensland Deaf Soccer and Deaf netball Queensland. He founded Queensland Deaf Beach Volleyball and is the current President.

He is also a Quartermaster of a social motorcycle club. He loves sports but his passion on the Board is in recreation and social events.

Siyu Gao

Before elected to the Board, he was on the committee of Queensland Deaf Soccer Club and Deaf Netball Queensland. Siyu has been involved in various Deaf Sports Club for the past 10 years, mainly as executives in virtually all of the clubs he has volunteered for. His involvement in numerous Deaf Sport events (both local and interstate) has given him a wealth of experience in the management of club operations to provide stakeholders with opportunities to be involved in an evolving Deaf Sports Community. His hobbies in his spare time involves electronics and computer systems. He also has found new joy in playing with his children and being a proud father.