The Games take place 17-24 August 2019. Registration is now open with Early Bird discount until 18 January 2019. Registration will close 1 May 2019.

Who can enter

Entry is open to all recipients of life-supporting allografts and heamopoetic cell transplants from other individuals or species which require or have required the use of immunosuppressive drug therapies.

Competitors must have been transplanted for at least 1 year, with stable graft function, be medically fit and have trained for the events in which they have entered. Medical forms will be online soon.

If a potential competitor has been transplanted for at least 6 months, with stable graft function, has been training and has the permission from their own doctor, their entry may be considered by the WTGF medical committee and be allowed.

Donor Families and Living donors are invited to take part in a select array of sporting events.

Transplant eligibilty

Events schedule

The Games take place 17-24 August 2019. See Sports Rules and the WTG Schedule.

Confirmed events for the World Transplant Games 2019 are listed below and further details are here:

  • Archery
  • Athletics – track and field
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (3-on-3)
  • Cycling
    • 10km time trial; 30km road race; 20km team event
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Petanque
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Virtual Triathlon
    For Team Managers and Country contacts see WTG2019 CONTACTS
Sports Sports Rules

Age groups

Athletes will compete by gender in the following age groups:

(18-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60-69), (70-79) and (80+).

Doubles events: (under 30), (30-49) and (50+).

Juniors will compete in events designated as junior events by gender in the following age groups:

(5 years and under), (6-8), (9-11), (12-14) and (15-17).

Juniors 16 or 17 years of age are permitted to compete in adult age events but must then compete only in adult events.

Age on the day of the Opening Ceremony of the Games will apply.

Costs and packages

For the first time, the World Transplant Games are introducing tiered accommodation options so that there are accommodation WTG2019 NewcastleGateshead Accommodation packages to suit all tastes and budgets.

  • University accommodation from £623 per person.
  • Standard registration from £793 per adult / £423 per junior.
  • 4 star hotel accommodation from £923 per adult / £523 per junior.
  • Accreditation only from £523 per adult / £323 per junior.
Please note: Team Managers will select the types of accommodation options available to their team members.
Costs and packages


It is your responsibility to obtain necessary visas to enter the UK to attend the Games. All team members should apply in good time to obtain visas – the earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before travel.

Visa information


Competitors and supporters will enjoy state of the art facilities at top sporting venues. Explore our interactive venue map.

Explore venues

Previous games

View previous World Transplant Games Results and Awards Winners

Previous games and results

Athlete Code of Conduct

All athletes participating in the 2019 World Transplant Games must agree with and sign the Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct