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Jamie Howell had just helped the Yeronga South Brisbane Devils QAFLW side secure a win over Coolangatta Tweed last season and was headed into the change rooms to sing the team victory song.

Problem was, she wasn’t sure of the words nor the melody: as a player who is Deaf, learning the team song had proved to be one of the more challenging parts of the game.

But her teammates had a surprise in store.

The squad had secretly taught themselves how to sign over video chats, and Howell was left stunned as they performed an Auslan rendition in the sheds after the match.

Read the full UQ Contact Magazine article.

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