Cohen, Ben

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Name
Cohen, Ben Gender: M
Benjamin Christopher Cohen
born on 14 September 1978 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Northampton, England, 52n14, 0w54
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°30 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 16°40'



Ben Cohen
photo: ukhomeoffice, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

British sportsman, an England rugby union player and activist.

He began his professional career with Northampton Saints in 1996; in 2007 he moved to France to represent Brive before returning to England two years later to join Sale Sharks. Cohen was also a member of the England national team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

Cohen is married to Abbie Cohen (née Blayney), with twin daughters Harriette and Isabelle (born 2008). He is clinically deaf, with about 30 to 33 percent hearing loss in each ear, and has been involved in efforts to make rugby more accessible to the hard of hearing, especially young deaf players.

In May 2011, Cohen retired from professional rugby, and will focus on The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation he created to combat homophobia and bullying. The foundation is, according to its website, "the world’s first foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying, and funding those doing real-world work to stop it".


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes the Fact File on Cohen's official fansite: "Born Midday 14 September 1978 in Northampton weighing in at 10lbs (hence Big Ben!)" [1].

Sy Scholfield quotes from Carry Me Home: My Autobiography by Ben Cohen (Random House, 2015): "I was born on 14 September 1978. The midwife didn't even have time to get her apron on. Within 55 minutes, labour was over and I'd arrived – bang on midday, which was funny because they'd been wondering how they should style the time..."

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (Deaf)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Sports : Rugby