To celebrate the launch of our Fit for Life! Global Initiative, the WTGF is giving our first 12 ambassadors the opportunity to be recognized during an international rugby test match between the World-champion New Zealand All Blacks and the Irish Rugby Football Union at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field.
The World Transplant Games Federation is appointing Fit for Life! ambassadors from around the world to inspire others through their own commitment to remain fit and active post-transplant. Fit for Life! ambassadors will represent the WTGF by speaking about their physical activity and fitness experience to transplant clinics, participating in sporting programs and encouraging others to attend transplant games.
To celebrate the start of this program transplant recipients from around the world are invited to write an online essay of no more than 500 words explaining how they are remaining fit and active post-transplant.
An independent judging panel, chaired by renowned renal physician and former TTS President, Professor Jeremy Chapman AC, will review submissions and select up to 12 ambassadors from different regions of the world to travel to Chicago for the public launch of Fit for Life! at this prestigious rugby match. Legendary All Black Jonah Lomu was a kidney transplant recipient, and both former All Black wing Joeli Vidiri and former Ireland lock Richard Costello have received kidney transplants.
Submissions for this ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity open online from 1st September and close on 25th September 2016.
Ambassadors will be announced on 5th October 2016. Please read the full terms and conditions for rules pertaining to entrance for this opportunity.
Following this public launch, the WTGF will begin taking expressions of interest to become a WTGF Fit for Life! Ambassador from later this year. Ideally we will appoint at least one ambassador for every WTGF member country.
All Fit for Life! Ambassadors, including those As a Fit for Life! ambassador, you will be given official clothing, marketing materials and resources to promote the WTGF Fit for Life! program. Ambassador roles will commence from February 2017.
View Fit for Life! postcard below. Select your preferred language.