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Coventry Team Manager

If you have received a life saving Transplant and would like to find out more about the Transplant Games and joining our team for the 2019 Games in Birmingham, please contact us and we will put you in contact with Declan, our team manager.

All sorts of sports are covered for all ages and abilities. Pay tribute to your donor; help keep yourself fit; promote organ donation; make new friends but most of all - have fun!

Declan Logue


Transplant Games

Transplant Sport website: http://www.transplantsport.org.uk/

Coventry Team Manager - Declan Logue

We all want to demonstrate the Gift of Life through Sport, that transplants work, and to promote organ donation in general for the benefit of others, 
whilst also having fun.

Anyone wishing to sponsor the team to help with travel, sports training, kit or accommodation costs, please contact CWKPA or find us on Just Giving

Thursday 25th July to Sunday 28th July.

British Transplant Games 2019

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th August.

The British Transplant Games is held every year, and aims to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation, encouraging transplant patients to regain fitness, whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register and discuss their wishes with their families. Those taking part also seek to thank and celebrate donor families and the gift of life.  So it was The Coventry and Warwickshire Transplant team made only a short hop over to Birmingham for this year’s BTG, which was the biggest ever with over 1,000 athletes participating and over 3,000 attending as the 2018 Games family. 

The first day had one team member, Rob, win a silver in Archery and another, Vince, win a bronze in Volleyball, before the Games’ official opening. 

This started with the Athletes’ Parade from Birmingham Town Hall to Symphony Hall for the Opening Ceremony, which was televised on ITV.  The teams were led into Symphony Hall to applause, loudest for the hosts, Birmingham, and especially for the Donor Families to whom we owe so much.  Those present were entertained by Bhangra Dancers and by Jasper Carrott, whose daughter, Lucy Davis, received a kidney transplant from his wife 20 years ago, since going on to lead a full life as an actress.  The event also marked the setting of a new world record, for the greatest number of transplant recipients in one gathering.  It had been about 400, but is now 723 - we are now in the Guinness Book Of Records. It is great to be a record breaker

The Games then continued over the following 3 days, centered around the campus of Birmingham University where most competitors stayed.  Friday had the Table Tennis (Grace won Gold), Tennis (Vince achieved a Bronze), with Golf (Rich), Cycling (Declan), Ten Pin Bowling and Darts also featuring.

Saturday had Badminton in the morning (Vince achieving a Silver whilst Ayesha and Grace were unlucky not to win a medal).  The afternoon was in the Swimming Pool, which for Ayesha and Declan were uneventful. The Donor Run (3km or 5km) was run within the University Campus, ending with a barbecue. 

Sunday was a full day at the Athletics, hosted at the Alexander Stadium on its last big meeting before closing for redevelopment for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with the Games winding up at a Gala Celebration at Symphony Hall, which included the handover of the BTG flag to the city for next year’s Games, to be held in Newport.

Anyone who would might like to join the team, or would like to know more, can contact team manager Declan Logue via our contact page. The 2019 British Transplant Games will be in Newport, and in 2020, the Games come to Coventry & Warwickshire.  It’s coming home ..... join us.

BRITISH TRANSPLANT GAMES 2017 - North Lanarkshire
Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July.

Coventry Team, North Lanarkshire Transplant Games

The team did well, garnering ten medals:
Elizabeth: 1 Gold (Ball Throw), 1 Silver (MinMarathon)
Jean: 1 Gold (50m Breaststroke) 1 Silver (Ball Throw)
Robert: 1 Gold (Archery)
Vince: 1 Gold (Badminton), 2 Bronze (Tennis & Volleyball) 8 of 24
Declan: 2 Bronze (Cycling Road Race, 100m Swimming)

Well done to everybody in the team!

Thursday 28th July 
– Sunday 31st July 2016

Coventry & Warwickshire Transplant Team

Thinking of joining the Coventry transplant team or looking to find out more? Contact the Team manager Declan Logue

Last year the team had 9 transplant patients taking part: Declan, Rich, Ayesha, Grace, Elizabeth, Jean, Vince, Pragg and Robert.

They have now returned home after competing in an enjoyable and successful games. A collection of photos have been posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CWKPA

BRITISH TRANSPLANT GAMES 2015 - Gateshead, Newcastle.
30th July 
– Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Coventry & Warwickshire Transplant Team sent 6 to compete in Gateshead-Newcastle at the end of July, meaning we covered the 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ age-groups - quite a range. The Opening Parade of Competitors and the Donor Families was from Eldon Square through the City Centre to the Opening Ceremony at Newcastle City Hall – here we are ready to parade:


More images on our Facebook Page!

At the Opening Ceremony we were treated to a number of treats, including Joe McElderry who won X-Factor a few years back. After that, the Games were officially open.

And then it was a number of different sports that the team – just to give an idea, here are the sports available:

o Snooker o Archery o Golf o Squash o Short Tennis o Ten Pin Bowling o Darts o Fishing o Tennis o Table Tennis o Volleyball o Cycling o Walk o Mini-Marathon (5k or 3k) o Lawn Bowls o Soft Cricket o 5-a-side Football o Badminton o Swimming o Athletics (Track & Field)

It wasn’t all work – the team went out and enjoyed a meal at Frankie & Benny’s, very near the University Accommodation that half of the team were staying at.

The Games finished with the traditional Gala Dinner, not compulsory but a great evening:

This year, thanks to contacts on the Local Organising Committee, we even had our own Jeremy Kyle Show, hosted by Jeremy himself, with 4 willing candidates from the Team Managers - much better fun that I would have thought beforehand:

And then, it was all over.

The team did do well – our final medal tally was:

> 4 Gold Medals > 5 Silver Medals > 4 Bronze Medals.

Not bad across a mere 6 athletes! We did well in the swimming pool, in the Badminton and Table Tennis, and at the Ball Throw. Next year, the team will try to do even better, in Liverpool. If you fancy joining us, contact the Team Manager, Declan Logue, by email at Declan.Logue@gmail.com

If you have a transplant and would like to take part in next year's games in Liverpool, please contact Team Captain Declan Logue. Details on our contact page 

Transplant Sport website: http://www.transplantsport.org.uk/

7-10 August

Message from the team captain, Declan:
The medals tally was as follows:
Silver - Badminton
Bronze - Archery
Bronze - Tennis
Silver - Table tennis
Silver - Discus
Bronze - Badminton
Bronze - Tennis
Slim pickings
"Many members of the Coventry Crocks were absent for health/holiday reasons, but we all hope to be back for Gateshead 2015, which will take place from Thursday 30 July to Sunday 2 August 2015. Why not think about joining us?"

7-10 August by Shireen

Hi everyone!
I attended my very first British Transplant Games this year. I was extremely nervous about going and not knowing anyone, but Ayesha and Rich were like my family when we were away! Thank you, guys, for making me so welcome and looking after me! I had a fabulous time and, as Ayesha predicted, I have definitely got the bug! A summary: Thursday: I had the Ayesha driving . . . ahem . . . experience - we took a slight detour and took in the sites of the Manchester ring road. The journey seemed quick as we chatted all the way. :-) Archery in the morning when we arrived, which I thoroughly enjoyed!
Friday: Badminton, also great, and I watched Ayesha bring home bronze in the tennis. Saturday: early morning, I competed in the table tennis and won my first medal!! Woo hoo for my silver! Later I swapped my team t-shirt for a physio one pool-side, and spent most of the day treating soggy athletes! Saturday night consisted of dancing, lots of cha cha cha and much twirling with snake-hips himself (Rich). The Edinburgh and Coventry teams got me completely sozzled! Great fun.
Sunday at the track,supporting. Well done Vince on your silver medal! Spent the afternoon shopping and having lunch with Ayesha, and then a pamper and beautify session before the Gala Dinner. Speeches too long, dancing too short. Food was nice and made lots of friends!
I had a great time and didn't want it to end! Roll on Gateshead!!

British Transplant Games 2013, Sheffield.
15th-18th August 2013

Our team took part in a variety of sports last year. To get a flavour of the sporting events, download the Sports Timetable

The Magnificent 7 are Kate, Ayesha, Michael, Elizabeth, Jean, Declan and Richard. Congratulations on your amazing achievements and medals.  
8 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze.

World Transplant Games 2013, Durban, South Africa
29th July-3rd August 2013

Grace Newman and Declan Logue flew to Sunny Durban to take part in a variety of sports with Team UK. For more information on the Durban Games view the World Games website.