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Siketek Sport Klubja

About Us

The Association of Deaf Sport Club (Siketek Sport Klubja - SSC) from Budapest,

Hungary was established as the first sport association of people with disabilities in

the country and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. At the time of establishing,

the first section was the football team then later other sections were set up. One of its

heyday was the period of ’60th-’80th; nowadays it has 12 sections. We are proud of

many successful sportsmen and sportswomen: our member is Weltner Györgyné

Ivánkay Mária, a table-tennis player, who owns the title of the „Sportswoman of the

Nation”.

SSC has several mementos and relics, which had special made up or were created

of noble metal, because hearing-impaired sportsmen and sportswomen won a lot in

different competitions during the last century. The types and origins of the relics both

are variable. Types can be cups, medals, club-flags, photos, certificates, etc.; their

origin can be from offering or from legacy. The relics come from different sport

activities: from deaf-sports such as table-tennis and water polo, to the latest: futsal,

floorball, curling; the sport-events are both international and national events.

These relics are currently partially available in a room of Emszt Kálmánné

Sportcsarnok, others are in private collections of sportsmen and sportswomen.

The initiative of „SSC - With sport relic exhibition for the deaf community” aimed to

provide such a virtual place to the excellent and exemplary results of our sportsmen

and sportswomen as they deserved by establishing this homepage and the virtual

exhibition. The aims and objectives of this project were to increase the recognition

and appreciation of the deaf sport, to save the worth relics of deaf sport history, also

to elaborate the saved items and present them both to the hearing-impaired audience

and the broad society. It can strengthen the dialogue between the generations;

activate the potential „new blood” youth, the members of the sport club and also the

sport fellows and supporting people.

We started to achieve the endeavor of the sport club by our own efforts in 2013, and

from 2015 with the help of the Norway Grants. We got museologic support from the

Magyar Sportmúzeum (Hungarian Sport Museum). We activate the young deaf

people by our virtual exhibition, by interactive community events and with the help of

media presence, because they can find motivation to be a successful sportsman or

sportswoman through the good example of the veterans and the modern recognition

of the secrets of the relics.

We analyze the gained experience during an evaluation process; elaborate the

methodology, which means special accessible solutions too. We would like to provide

empowerment, support and inspiration to other similar organizations with our work.

The circle of our volunteers is expanded, and as a result of presenting the collection

in a wide range the deaf sport will be more popular and accepted. During the process

our endeavor will be more supported, the hearing impaired community becomes

more open, the hearing community becomes more inclusive, therefore the integration

is being formed from both directions, and the positive experience make people more

giving and initiative.

The Association of Deaf Sport Club (Siketek Sport Klubja - SSC) from Budapest,

Hungary was established as the first sport association of people with disabilities in

the country and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. At the time of establishing,

the first section was the football team then later other sections were set up. One of its

heyday was the period of ’60th-’80th; nowadays it has 12 sections. We are proud of

many successful sportsmen and sportswomen: our member is Weltner Györgyné

Ivánkay Mária, a table-tennis player, who owns the title of the „Sportswoman of the

Nation”.

SSC has several mementos and relics, which had special made up or were created

of noble metal, because hearing-impaired sportsmen and sportswomen won a lot in

different competitions during the last century. The types and origins of the relics both

are variable. Types can be cups, medals, club-flags, photos, certificates, etc.; their

origin can be from offering or from legacy. The relics come from different sport

activities: from deaf-sports such as table-tennis and water polo, to the latest: futsal,

floorball, curling; the sport-events are both international and national events.

These relics are currently partially available in a room of Emszt Kálmánné

Sportcsarnok, others are in private collections of sportsmen and sportswomen.

The initiative of „SSC - With sport relic exhibition for the deaf community” aimed to

provide such a virtual place to the excellent and exemplary results of our sportsmen

and sportswomen as they deserved by establishing this homepage and the virtual

exhibition. The aims and objectives of this project were to increase the recognition

and appreciation of the deaf sport, to save the worth relics of deaf sport history, also

to elaborate the saved items and present them both to the hearing-impaired audience

and the broad society. It can strengthen the dialogue between the generations;

activate the potential „new blood” youth, the members of the sport club and also the

sport fellows and supporting people.

We started to achieve the endeavor of the sport club by our own efforts in 2013, and

from 2015 with the help of the Norway Grants. We got museologic support from the

Magyar Sportmúzeum (Hungarian Sport Museum). We activate the young deaf

people by our virtual exhibition, by interactive community events and with the help of

media presence, because they can find motivation to be a successful sportsman or

sportswoman through the good example of the veterans and the modern recognition

of the secrets of the relics.

We analyze the gained experience during an evaluation process; elaborate the

methodology, which means special accessible solutions too. We would like to provide

empowerment, support and inspiration to other similar organizations with our work.

The circle of our volunteers is expanded, and as a result of presenting the collection

in a wide range the deaf sport will be more popular and accepted. During the process

our endeavor will be more supported, the hearing impaired community becomes

more open, the hearing community becomes more inclusive, therefore the integration

is being formed from both directions, and the positive experience make people more

giving and initiative.

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