Interested in Transplant Soccer at the World Transplant Games?

A message from the WTGF President, Chris Thomas;

The World Transplant Football Commission, in partnership with World Transplant Games Federation, is pleased to announce that we will be holding two “Fit for Life!” exhibition football matches as part of the opening day celebrations of the World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain.

Transplant athletes and living donor athletes are invited to register their interest in being considered to play in the two matches to be held on Sunday, June 25. We are currently working with the Local Organising Committee to finalise details but we expect the matches to be held around midday to allow everyone to be ready for that evening’s Opening Ceremony. We anticipate a social match and a more competitive match of 25 minutes each way. Both matches will be played in fun and low contact way and create a nice environment and great way to start the games.

The newly formed Commission hopes to make this an international affair so we will be selecting players representing different countries.  To be considered you will need to have your medical certificate for the games confirming that you are eligible to compete in one of the high intensity sports at the games.

To registered your interest simply return to your online registration and tick the Exhibition Football Match under Activities. Or you can send an email to and an application form will be sent.

See you in Malaga!

Chris Thomas


World Transplant Games Federation

Let me know if you’re interested (

#WTGMalaga2017 – Equipment Hire

It will be possible to hire certain sports equipment during the Games in Malaga but it looks like we would need to plan ahead and put in an order before arrival. Click on the image below to find out more. If you think that you may wish to hire any of the equipment please let me know in advance so that I can collect all our requests together. (


Previous World Transplant Games Results

At this point I am sure that those who are planning to go to the World Transplant Games in Malaga in June are well into your training programme at this stage…

If you want to gauge your progress against the official results from the 2015 World Games in Argentina and the 2013 World Games in South Africa please click on the image below:


Please Note:

If you have not already registered you need to do so ASAP. Check out the Games website or contact for more details.


One for the Golfers…

The Cork Branch of the Irish Kidney Association will be holding their 2nd Annual Golf Classic on Friday May 26th in Mitchelstown Golf Club. Last year was a great day out – it would be great to see as many transplant recipients as possible support this year’s event.


Teams of three will cost €150.00 and will include a meal after your game.

  • Tee Boxes can be sponsored for €100
  • A Raffle will be held on the day also and if you are unable to attend on the day or sponsor a Tee Box you might be in a position to give a prize.

For any further information on the event please email