National Deaf Games

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About

The National Deaf Games is an annual event platform providing opportunities for the Deaf community to compete against one another in their favourite sports and to encourage higher participation in physical activities which promotes healthy lifestyle.

The inaugural National Deaf Games was successfully organised in early March 2015. The entire event registered 143 Deaf participants. The guest-of-honour, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, graced the Opening Ceremony of 1st National Deaf Games at Jurong East Sports Centre. More than 250 spectators turned up to watch the action of Futsal.

Objectives

  • Allow members to experience both fun and higher competitive games.
  • Provide members with opportunity to play against their own family and friends.
  • To boost the recruitment drive for the Deaf sports development programme.
  • To identify talents and potential athletes and prepare them for future major games.

Eligibility

Open to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and foreigners working in Singapore. A participant shall be Deaf or Hard of Hearing and shall be a member of any of DSA affiliated member organisation.

Permanent Resident or foreigner working in Singapore shall be a client member of their national deaf association in their native country. Document proofs are required.

General Information

For the General Rules & Regulations for the National Deaf Games, please click here.

For list of DSA affiliated member organisations, please click here.

For information on the hearing test procedure, please click here.

What’s new

The 2nd National Deaf Games 2016 will be held in July and encompasses four sports games that spread over four days.  For the first time, Swimming, will be added to the list of sports for the NDG 2016.

Click on the respective sports event (below) for more information.

National Deaf Games 2015

Gallery of the captured memories