Zara Musker, a talented women’s futsal player and trainee in the Scientist Training Programme (STP) at the University of Manchester, has emerged triumphant as the recipient of the esteemed Deaf Sports Personality of the Year award. Zara’s remarkable achievements and dedication to her sport have earned her this prestigious recognition within the deaf sports community. As a member of the England team, Zara played a vital role in their historic victory at the European Deaf Futsal Championships, where they secured their first-ever title. Zara’s exceptional skills and prowess on the field led her to become the tournament’s top scorer, netting an impressive 10 goals.
The Deaf Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony took place on 1st July at Twickenham Stadium in London, where Zara’s exceptional achievements were recognised and celebrated. As Zara continues to shine both in her sporting career and academic pursuits in her second year as an STP trainee in Audiology at the University of Manchester, she exemplifies the values of perseverance, determination, and resilience, making the university proud to have her as part of their academic community.