Getting to know our new Trustee – Rebecca Foster, Deaf Direct Trustee
|What do you do for a living? |
I have worked in education all my life, being a Physical Education (PE) teacher and later a Head of Department in Bradford. I now work in Higher Education at the University of Worcester. I am PE Course Leader and a Senior Lecturer in Adapted PE.
What is your link with deafness?
I always wanted to give something back once I finished competing as an athlete as a younger person. I love the beautiful language of BSL, so I paired those interests up. I learnt basic sign, got my athletics coaching badge then got involved with UK Deaf Sport and more particularly UK Deaf Athletics.
How long have you been a DD trustee?
Since November 2014.
What motivates you to be a Trustee?
To see what extra benefits my skills can bring to the organisation.
Is there a particular issue about deafness that really gets you fired up?
The aspect that I am focusing on at the moment is accessibility of sports / health clubs for deaf people.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
Although I am hearing, one of my earliest memories is being at a nursery for deaf children. This nursery was the only one that my mother could get me into.