Beeston-based J Tomlinson operations manager Dave Fisher has been selected for the first time to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the World Transplant Games.
Dave, who received a kidney transplant in 2015 from his wife Kelly, has been picked to represent his country in the 50m and 100m freestyle swimming, volleyball, table tennis and ten pin bowling.
He has previously taken part in three British Transplant Games – winning many medals – but this is the first time that he has been selected to compete in the World Transplant Games.
Dave said: “To compete in sport and carry on as normal is amazing, but to be picked to represent Great Britain will be the icing on the cake.
“I am thrilled to be chosen and will be training as hard as possible to ensure I can do my very best against the best competitors from all around the world.”
Dave was announced by Transplant Sport UK (TS) as being part of the squad that will be representing Great Britain and NI at the World Transplant Games in 2019, taking place in Gateshead this summer.
The team is the largest ever with more than 330 transplant athletes, who have all survived a heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, small bowel or bone marrow transplant.