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Transplant Sport football tournament to take place at Solihull Moors

Solihull Editorial 1st Mar, 2023 Updated: 1st Mar, 2023   0

THE Transplant Sport Football Tournament is set to take place at Solihull Moors Football Club later this month.

All participants have received a life-changing stem cell or organ transplant with the game to be played on Saturday, March 25 from 10am to 3pm on Moors’ 3G pitch.

Transplant Sport is the largest national charity promoting active recovery for transplant recipients and increasing awareness of the benefits of organ donation.

Tournament organiser Martin Searle said: “This is proof that organ donation works as we transplant recipients are living proof.




“We are eternally grateful to our donors, or as the saying goes with most of us – the greatest hero I never knew is the organ donor who saved my life.”

The tournament was originally due to be played on March 29 2020 only for the Covid-19 pandemic to put pay to the competition.


A number of highly regarded West Midland dignitaries will be in attendance with at least 50 players registered to take part in the six-a-side tournament.

Searle has worked closely with Solihull Moors Foundation CEO Becci Fox and her team to organise the tournament.

Registration is now open to male and female transplant recipients aged 16 and above with all players required to take a basic fitness test before the competition starts.

The entry fee for players is £10 and the fitness test comprises of a basic bleep and agility test.

For more information visit: transplantsport.org.uk/event

And a number of special items have been listed on eBay by organiser Searle with all proceeds to be shared between three charities – Solihull Moors Foundation, Transplant Sport and Birmingham Transplant Centre at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity.

The items on sale are listed below.

A 29cm x 41.5cm card framed signed photo of Bob Taylor (WBA) with a small photo of him signing the large photo.

A 41.5cm x 29cm card framed signed photo of Bob Taylor (WBA) with a small photo of him signing the large photo.

A 29cm x 33.5cm card framed signed photo of Kenny Hibbitt (Wolves) with a small photo of him signing the large photo.

A 29cm x 41.5cm card framed signed photo of Kenny Hibbitt and John Roberts (Wolves) with Geoff Palmer signature as well with a small photo of them signing the large photo.

A 29cm x 41.5cm card framed signed photo of Ron Atkinson and Brendan Batson (WBA) with a small photo of them signing the large photo.

A 41.5cm x 29cm card framed signed photo of Brian Little (Aston Villa) with a small photo of him signing the large photo.

A Coventry City Football Club signed football.

A voucher for two tickets to see a Coventry City Football Club home game of your choice.

A retro 1970’s Hereford United Football Club shirt signed by all the players who beat Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round replay on February 5 1972 at Edgar Road (home of Hereford United).

A signed cricket bat with all the players from the first XI at Worcestershire County Cricket Club from 2022.

A signed cricket bat with all the players from the NatWest Trophy match between Middlesex and Herefordshire at Lords on June 24 1998 including Mike Gatting and Mark Ramprakash.

A signed cricket bat with all the players from the Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy match between Herefordshire and Worcestershire at the County Ground, New Road on June 24 2004.

A signed Aston Villa Football Club shirt in a presentation box.

A Hero Cup (golf) flag signed by Team GB and Ireland and Ryder Cup Captain, Luke Donald.

2 x VIP Tickets for Solihull Summer Fest on Saturday, July 22 2023

2 Tickets to watch Walsall FC versus Sutton United FC on Saturday, April 1.

A West Ham United shirt framed and signed by manager David Moyes.

A signed Adidas Cap by Richard Mansell.

A signed Titleist Glove by Richard Mansell.

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