Albury Wodonga | 20-27 January 2018
Kelly Ferguson is a member of the South Australian darts team competing at the 2016 Australian Deaf Games. She will be competing in the women’s team, women’s singles and mixed doubles events.
This will be the fourth Games that the Wynn Vale resident has competed in and will see her make a return to competition after last taking part in the darts competition at the 1996/97 Games in Canberra. She also previously competed in basketball and squash at the 1985/86 Games.
Following her nearly 15 year break from the sport, she is looking forward to competing in the Australian Deaf Games again where she “hopes to see some of the players I used to compete against in past Games. And also catching up with old friends.”
Having previously won two silver medals in the team competition, Ferguson is aiming to go one better at the 2016 Games and take home the gold. Her love of darts started after she tried the sport out after someone simply asked her to play.
Ferguson, who is profoundly deaf, also plays as a part of the local Darts competition in Adelaide and says that having the Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide will provide her with a hometown advantage as there will be more support for the team.
Outside of darts, Ferguson is an administration assistant with Your Employment Success and has a keen interest in craft.