The 2017 Westfield Health British Transplant Games will really get into the swing of things today with the first full day of sporting action.
Events will be taking place across North Lanarkshire, with the day featuring a number of children’s competitions.
From 8am, athletes will be teeing off at Lochview Family Golf Centre with open and adult events, and table tennis will get underway at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility at the same time. An hour later, competitors will be hooked when the open and adult fishing events start at Magiscroft Fishery.
Volleyball begins at 9am over at Wishaw Sports Centre, while children between the ages of 6 to 11 take part in tennis at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility. At the same time, adult short tennis begins at Virgin Active Hamilton. The children’s obstacle course begins half an hour later over at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.
Adult tenpin bowling starts at 12.30pm at Cosmic Bowl (TBC), while athletes will be taking a hop, skip and a jump in the sports hall athletics session at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.
Both the adults and children’s sport stacking at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility commence at 1pm along with the children’s ball throw.
Further events for athletes young and old continue in the afternoon at 1.30pm with adult table tennis at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility and tennis for children aged 12 and above at Virgin Active Hamilton.
Things will move up a gear later on, with both adults and children’s cycling taking place at Strathclyde Country Park at 5pm. The final sporting event of the day will be darts at Motherwell Concert Hall & Theatre, 7.30pm start.
The evening also provides the athletes a chance to unwind and have fun in the evening with social events for children at 5.30pm and adults at 8pm both at The Time Capsule & Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life.
For more information about the Games, visit www.britishtransplantgames.co.uk/north-lanarkshire-2017 or follow @WHBTG on Twitter or search ‘The British Transplant Games’ on Facebook.
To join the NHS Organ Donor Register, visit www.uktransplant.org.uk