Registration for the 15th Australian Transplant Games will open in December 2015 and close August 26, 2016. Once you register, your information can be up dated and changed, including your sport/event selection up to close of business on Friday August 26, 2016. Remember, in order to register for The Games, you must be a current member of Transplant Australia. This is a requirement for our insurance policy and applies to everyone attending our event – we want you to be safe and covered. Join up or renew your membership now! Click here.
Registration Fees – Register now – pay later.
You can register until August 26, 2016 and have the balance of your Games Costs (Registration and applicable event costs) charged to your credit/debit card on the August 1, 2016. We will email everyone a reminder on July 15.
Registering from August 1, 2016
If you register between August 1, 2016 and August 26, 2016 (closing date of registration) you will be required to make full payment at time of registering.
For airport transfers and transport during the Games, visit the Transport & Transfers information page.
Before registering please read this important information.
Registrations cancelled from August 27, 2016 and before September 9, 2016 will incur a cancellation/administration fee of 25% – (up to a maximum of $100 per family) plus any transactions fees. Cancellations received from September 10, 2016 will incur an administration fee of 50% – (up to a maximum of $150 per family) plus any transactions fees.
Meal Cancellation: Notification of cancellation or change to social events (gala dinner) must reach the National Office by Friday September 10, 2016. Late cancellations will be subject to the catering body’s cancellation policy and may incur the full cost of each meal booked plus any transactions fees. For notification of cancellations: email – email@example.com or phone on 1800 827 757
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
For full details about the dates, times, events and venues please click here.
Transplant Australia, as a National Sporting Organisation recognised by the Australian Sports Commission, has an obligation to ensure that all participants in the Games, both competitors and supporters, abide by a number of important conditions. This helps ensure the safety of competitors and that the spirit of the Games is honoured at all times.
Transplant recipients must submit a Medical Certificate dated between May 1, 2016 and August 26, 2016.
WAIVER AND CODE OF CONDUCT
When completing registration you will be asked to sign a Waiver, a Photography Release, and the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is part of the Member Protection Policy which can be downloaded from www.transplant.org.au under Membership. The Codes Principles are:
Encouraging healthy and safe procedures, preventing and reporting dangerous behaviour, while demonstrating concern for others.
Taking responsibility for one’s actions and being a positive role model at all times.
Recognising the contribution which people make to sport, treating them with dignity and consideration, as well as caring for the property and equipment they use.
Operating within the spirit of the rules, never taking an unfair advantage and making informed and honourable decisions at all times.
The Full Code of Conduct can be viewed here.
If you have any queries about the conditions of entry into the Games please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 1800 827757.
Transplant Australia strives to keep the costs of the Games as low as possible to ensure as many transplant recipients and the transplant community can participate. All registrants will receive a Games bag, shirt and cap and personal injury insurance.
Adults pay a basic registration fee (Adult Transplant Athlete: $95, Adult Supporter: $55) with sports and social events costed on a user-pay basis.
Juniors (17 years and under) have free registration and only pay for certain social events including the gala dinner and team dinners.
WHAT CATEGORY AM I?
Adult Transplant Athlete Transplant Australia members who are 18years and over at the start of the 2016 Australian Transplant Games and apply to those who are:
– Solid organ and tissue recipients – Cystic fibrosis – Those awaiting transplantation – Undergoing dialysis – Corneal recipients – Bone marrow and stem cell recipients – Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome patients
Adult Supporter Transplant Australia members who are 18 years or older at the start of the 2016 Games and apply to those who are:
– Living donors – Donor families – Family/friends of the transplant community – Health Care Professionals
Junior Transplant Athlete Transplant Australia members who aged 17 and under competing in the Games and apply to those who are:
– Solid organ and tissue recipients – Cystic fibrosis – Awaiting transplantation – Dialysis patients – Corneal recipients – Bone marrow and stem cell recipients – Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome patients
Junior Supporters Transplant Australia members aged 17 and under competing in the Games and apply to those who are:
– Living donor – Donor families – Family/Friends of the transplant community – Any other supporters
For details on the sports applicable to the individual age groups, please visit: Schedule of Events.
There are certain limitations on the sports events as follows: Only one full-day sport can be selected per day however an evening sport can also be added, ie: swimming (day) and volleyball (evening).
Racquet sports: Only two events can be selected out of singles, pairs and mixed pairs for tennis, table tennis and badminton. Swimming and Athletics – Adults and Juniors: A maximum of 5 events plus relays can be selected.
TEAM SPORTS EVENTS – DRAGON BOAT RACING AND VOLLEYBALL
On the Games Registration you can indicate if you would like to be considered to represent your state in Dragon Boat Racing or Volleyball. Please note these are open to those aged 15 years plus. Your State Team Manager will then be in contact with you to advise if you have been selected. Each Dragon Boat will have a crew of 16 State representatives as well as six professional crew which includes the skipper. Team Managers will give full details of race including warm-up time.
SAILING: (9 years and over) Sunday September 25, 1pm to 4pm. Sailability’s Access Dinghies are designed to appeal to people who love to go sailing, but find it too difficult. Whether as a recreation, sport or a therapeutic activity, the Access Dinghy design features allow total novices, with no experience, the ability to sail with little or no tuition. The dinghies are: Unsinkable, virtually uncap-sizable, stable and responsive; Joystick steering-simply steer left to go left, or steer right to go right.
FOOTBALL (SOCCER): 6 years and over. Soccer Clinic: 9.30am to 11.00am. Soccer Social Matches : 11.30am to 12.45pm There will be an exhibition match between the Transplant Australia football team and a district team. All are welcome to come along and cheer the Transplant Australia team.
PAIRS/DOUBLES/MIXED DOUBLES: You can indicate your preferred partner on the Games registration. For those who do not have a preferred partner, you can enter TBA and your team manager will pair you up with a suitable partner.