In 2015, for the first time ever, a group of stem cell recipients came together to form Team Anthony Nolan and compete at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games in Newcastle Gateshead.
The team had an unforgettable experience at the games, from their special debut from the opening ceremony to the very last events. Team Anthony Nolan consisted of 9 athletes who took part in 17 events – and came back with 15 medals.
Find out more about the 2017 games here.
Register your interest for the 2018 games by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there an age limit?
Transplant recipients of all ages can compete at the British Transplant Games, from the under 5s to the over 70s.
I’m still having some treatment. Am I able to compete?
Yes – as long as you can have some recent blood tests signed off by your transplant consultant, and they’re happy for you to do the events you have selected, then you can compete.
What events can I take part in?
There are a variety of events for children and adults, which suit all abilities and different stages post-transplant.
For adults: Snooker, Archery, Squash, Ten Pin Bowling, Darts, Tennis, Table Tennis, Golf, Cycling, Volleyball, Walking, Mini Marathon (3-5k), Lawn Bowls, Soft Cricket, Badminton, Swimming and a range of track and field events
For children: Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Cycling, Walking, Swimming, Badminton and Track and Field events
What costs does Anthony Nolan cover?
We aim to cover the costs of the registration fee.
Can donors take part?
Yes! Donors can compete in the donor run and the donor swimming relay.
Information published: 01/11/16
Next review due: 01/11/19