LEEDS 2022

28 - 31 July


SAKA was proud to sponsor the Sheffield Adult Team at this year's Transplant Games 




A Spectator's Viewpoint


I went to the Games as a spectator for the Opening Ceremony and for some of the track and field events on the Sunday, and both days had a great atmosphere. There really is something for everyone, with events for the under fives through to the over seventies, and for all levels of competitors. Keen sportspeople are able to test their skills, but lots of others are there just for the fun of taking part and for the chance to have a go at some of the activities on offer. Everyone gets a great reception and it is a really inclusive social event.

Details of how to get involved in future Games can be found below.

Glynis Beattie.




A Competitor's Viewpoint


It was our first Transplant Games and nothing quite prepares you for the wonderful experience we had over the 4 days.....there aren't enough words to describe the coming together of all those involved and the family feeling it creates.

 Our transplant journey is a story on its own but everyone you speak to has a unique special story which is such a pivotal part of the games. Its a big family! My kidley mate Alan and I were on court after c.18 yrs is quiet unique and we are looking forward to Coventry next Year.

Gus Gutteridge


Gus donated a kidney to Alan, and they won a silver medal in badminton




All the teams gathered ready for the Opening Ceremomy and paraded into Millennium Square, led by drummers and dancers.

Here are some photos, including members of the Sheffield Adult Team enjoying the event.



The final day of the Games included Track and Field events for all ages, under 5 year olds through to 70 +. 

Visitors were greeted with an array of stalls with information from a range of kidney charites, organ donation etc.


The main stand at the JCCS Centre for Sports gave a good view for spectators watching the running  and field events.



After competing in the badminton, Gus took the opportunity to watch some track and field events..



Lewis did Sheffield proud by winning a silver medal in the ball throwing.


Sheffield Adult Team Manager, Charlotte took a moment to relax with Gus.



John from Sheffield entered the mens 100 metre event.



Spectators could watch a wide range of events, including jumping and throwing.





The Belfast Team even brought their dog.






The 2023 Games will be held in Coventry. New members are always welcome to join the Sheffield Team.

Sports include golf, archery, squash, basketball,volleyball, snooker, table tennis, ten pin bowling, swimming, badminton, darts, football, track and field events, bowls, cycling etc. and there are also social events.

If you would like to take part as a competitor in future years please get in touch with Charlotte, the Team Manager for Sheffield:





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The Games are a great way to meet others from all over the UK who have been through similar experiences and to make new friends. The atmosphere makes the participants feel like part of an extended family, and everyone is made to feel very welcome. There are social events as well as the sports. There are events to suit everyone, regardless of age or capability



If iyou would like to find out more, please feel free to contact Charlotte, the Sheffield Adult Team Manager.

You don't have to be super sporty. It is more the chance to have an enjoyable time, to say thank you for your gift of life and to show that you can be fit and well after a transplant.




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Congratulations to the Sheffield Adult Transplant Games Team


The 2019 BRITISH TRANSPLANT GAMES was held in Newport, 25 - 29 JULY


The Sheffield team of 11 competitors won 9 medals, and also received 5 medals for the 5k Donor Run.


They all really enjoyed it and appreciated that they are all fit enough to attend and take part in their chosen event, with the chance to say thankyou. 

The gala dinner was lovely with entertainment from the Valli Boys UK. 







The 2018 British Transplant Games took place in Birmingham from the 2nd to 5th August. 

The games are a way of saying thankyou to the donor families and showing what life is like after a transplant.

Sheffield sent a small team to the Games, including ;

4 people in the ten pin bowling who won 1 gold and 1 bronze medal.

1 person in 2 cycling events and he won gold in both events.

3 people in the 5k walk and won 1 silver medal.

The team also took part in archery,snooker,golf and the mini marathon.




The British Transpant Games is the flagship event of Transplant Sport. The event aims to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register. The Games bring together the transplant community to celebrate the gift of life and have been staged annually since 1978 in different cities across the UK.



Athletes from Sheffield regularly take part in both the British and World Transplant Games. There has been a Sheffield Transplant Team attending the British Transplant Games for at least the past twenty-five years!


SAKA is proud to provide financial and other assistance to the Sheffield Team.



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