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British Transplant Games 2019

Just a reminder to all current and potential Bristol Adult transplant team members that the 2019 games will take place between 25-28 July 2019. This year we are in Wales with venues in and around Newport.

Any transplantees wishing to take part or requiring further information should contact the Bristol Team Manager Catharine Hall at the following email address.

Registration will likely take place early in early spring so don't delay if you are considering taking part for the first time!

Bristol Adult Transplant Team

Team Bristol are a multi sports group primarily, but not exclusively comprising of kidney transplant recipients who have been treated at Southmead hospital. We also have members with stem cell transplants received in Bristol and others who have received their kidney or other transplant elsewhere.

The team competes in the annual 4 day British Transplant Games as well as other satellite events through the year. Many of our team are also regular selections for the GB national squad and compete in the World Games every two years.

We are a highly successful team and one of the largest in the country. We even count a couple of world record holders in our number.

Catharine Hall, a veteran of no less than 32 consecutive British games is the Bristol team manager. Catharine is always looking for new members to join the team, she can be contacted via the following link.

You don't have to be ultra sporty or talented, all are welcome and ability levels vary widely. The competition is split into age categories so you will always be competing against those of a similar vintage. The Bristol team ranges in age from 18 to 80!

There is a full sports program over the four days with something for everyone, some of the events are listed below:

To compete you must be in reasonable health with a functioning transplant, you must have received your transplant not less than 6 months prior to the opening day of the games. It is also necessary to join TSUK the governing body of Transplant Sport in the UK, details on this and discounted offers for recent recipients can be found on the TSUK link.

The deadline for registration is 30th April. If you are interested in competing contact Catharine Hall without delay for further details of costs and possible financial subsidies and grants that may be available to you.

The games are great fun, once you have been once you will be hooked for life!

Birmingham Transplant Games 2018 Report

The games this year took place between August 2nd and 5th in Birmingham,most events were situated on the university campus which had good facilities.

The Bristol team numbered 27 athletes drawn from all over the south and south west of England.In addition there were a number of registered supporters meaning well over 60 people made the trip to the Midlands.The weather was fine although the prolonged heatwave had thankfully abated.

We have a very strong team at the moment and i am pleased to announce that we topped the medal table again for the second year in succession.

This is a remarkable achievement and shows how far the team has come.A few years ago we couldn't muster a team of ten people although it has to be said the small team was much easier to manage !

In total the team won 54 medals,we have won more previously but we have a lot of people who win multiple gold medals and that favours us in the calculations when it comes to working out the medal table.

Last year when we won the title for the first time we scored 89 points and this year we scored 102,a solid improvement year on year.

Well done to all to took part !

Next year the games are in Newport Gwent, so it is almost a home games.The bridge crossing will be free by then too so i expect another big team competing just over the border.

Catharine Hall - Team Manager

Results from previous years Click on the links for the full report.

In 2010 our members brought home the trophy for the top UK transplant swimming team along with over 60 medals!

2010 Bath Games

2011 saw us fail to defend our title by the narrowest of margins, but we still brought a record number of gold medals back from Belfast.

2011 Belfast Games

In 2012 the games took place in August at venues around Medway (Kent).  The venues include some of those used by the Olympic athletes and indeed our games are sandwiched in between the Olympics and Paralympics. We had a good number of medals and if three of our team had been well we feel that it would have been a record year again.

2012 Medway Games

40 medals were won at Newcastle in 2015 including 19 golds.

2015 Newcastle Games

2016 Liverpool Games

2017 North Lanarkshire Games