Sunday, May 1, 2016

Football team made up of organ transplant recipients play first ever match of its kind


FOOTBALL match with a team of players who have all received organ transplants took place in Newport on Sunday - the first of its kind in the UK.

The Match for Life was held at Rodney Parade in which a team made up of players who have all had organ transplants including heart, kidney and pancreas, played against a mixture of Newport County legends including Michael Flynn and Byron Anthony.

Around 150 people cheered on the Transplant Sport team who won with four goals to three. Also among the famous faces involved in the Newport County team were double World Championships and Commonwealth Games medal winner Christian Malcolm and Exiles manager Warren Feeney. Continue reading 
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