Bristol Adult Transplant Games

Join the team and more information.

Any transplantees requiring information about these events should contact the Bristol Team Manager Catharine Hall at the following email address – catharinehall@hotmail.com

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 – catharinehall@hotmail.com

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:

  • Swimming-full day swimming gala
  • Track and field-full day of athletics and field events
  • Rackets-badminton, tennis, squash and table tennis
  • Cycling -5k TT, archery, golf
  • Snooker, lawn bowls, Darts, fishing and much more!

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. http://www.transplantsport.org.uk/

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!

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