About the Games
The spirit of the Australian Transplant Games is to encourage individuals to be involved in a sporting competition, and to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Many competitors previously may not have been able to engage in any sort of sporting activity due to their illness. The quality and determination of competitors has led to many participants being selected to represent Australia at the World Transplant Games, held every other two years, with Australia continually being one of the top five nations competing.
The Transplant Games are a fantastic celebration of the gift of life that transplantation is and are centred around saying thanks for organ donation and promoting transplantation to Australia and the World.
While we have some elite Athletes that attend the Games, they are by no means an elite sporting competition. The Games are about participation – getting involved and having a go! And, equally as important, they are a chance to meet new people and be a part of the transplant community.