10 th NATIONAL TRANSPLANT GAMES
16-19 August 2012 – Durban. Kwa-Zulu Natal
What a Celebration of Life we experienced during the 10th National Transplant Games in Durban!
The excitement ran high when old friends met again on Thursday 16th August during registration and the Welcome function. New athletes and their families were welcomed with open arms and soon felt part of the Transplant Sports family
On Friday 17th August the road runners were the first to participate at the Peoples Park next to the Moses Mabhida Stadium, while the cyclist took on the hills of Camperdown. In the mean time the golfers teed off at Mount Edgecombe Golf Club in cool weather. The swimmers enjoyed the wonderful facilities of the Kings Park Aquatic stadium.
There was much excitement amongst the petanque players as it was the first time ever that this event was scheduled at a National Games. It was interesting to note that most of the petanque players at the Durban Bowling club were also lawn bowlers! Tennis was played at the Berea tennis club and the completion was stiff.
Friday afternoon the squash players enjoyed the courts of the Durban Country club while the table tennis players played against university students and their coach at the Westville campus of the University of KZN. The atmosphere at the ten pin bowling competition in the Galleria Super bowling facility in Amanzimtoti was contagious.
On Saturday 18th August all athletes (90 of them) and supporters gathered at the Kings Park Athletic Stadium to enjoy a day of track and field events. Again the weather was perfect and the competition of high standard. Eleven world record times and distances were broken and 19 South African records improved.
All athletes were rewarded with participation medals at the Gala evening on Saturday. It was clear that new athletes and their families who arrived on Thursday, became friends and “family” members during three days of Celebration.
With a spirit of camaraderie SATSA and its members are focusing now on making the World Transplant Games in 2013 in Durban a great success. Please join us on this road by becoming a member of SATSA.
For information contact the Secretary:
Heilie Uys – 082 465-0935