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SAKA is proud to support the Sheffield Adult Team



2024 British Transplant Games

Nottingham 1st-4th August


If you would like more details or if you are interested in joining the Sheffield Team please get in touch with Charlotte, the Team Manager:






Adult transplant patients of any age are very welcome to become part of the Team and their families can join them at the event.


You don't have to be a sporty person.  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.This is an ideal opportunity to join with other transplant recipients to have a great time. 

The atmosphere makes the participants feel like part of an extended family, and everyone is made to feel very welcome. 


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.






For more information about the British Transplant Games visit:


Nottingham 2024 – Transplant Sport




The 46th Games took place in Coventry / Warwick in the summer of 2023 and the Sheffield Adult Team had a great time.


The team did really well and won medals in every event they entered, although not all the individuals won medals.

They spent evenings socialising as a team, supporting each other and going for meals.

The opening ceremony was very good, starting from Warwick Cathedral ruins and parading though the city.



The Sheffield Team getting ready for the opening Parade



Bridey with her Medal





Gus and Alan won Gold at badminton



Relaxing at the end of the day


Lewis with his Medal




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.


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 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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