An Australian Rules football team brought new meaning to the term team spirit when they learned their club anthem in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) in solidarity with a hearing-impaired teammate.
The Yeronga Devils surprised teammate Jamie Howell on Saturday, August 8, as they performed the club song in Auslan after winning a game against club rivals Coolangatta, reports said.
Footage shared by the club shows the team both singing and signing the song – much to the shock of Howell.
According to reports, Howell’s teammates taught themselves how to sign over video calls.
Howell wears a helmet to protect the implant inside her head, while her Devils teammates have started using sign language to communicate with her on the field, reports said. Credit: Yeronga Devils AFC via Storyful