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Direct economic impact to Newport and South Wales

The city has a growing reputation for sporting, national and international events. Highlights have included the Ryder Cup, NATO Summit, Olympic and Paralympic training camps, VELOTHON Wales, Tour of Britain, Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon and the ABP Newport Wales Marathon. The city is home to one of the four professional rugby union regional Welsh rugby teams, ‘Gwent Dragons’ and Newport Rugby Club as well as the EFL League division Two football team, Newport County AFC.

In August 2019 Newport also hosted the British Youth & Junior Track Championships.

The British Transplant Games made use of some of the outstanding facilities across the compact city including the Newport International Sports Village, home to the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales, Celtic Manor Resort and Rodney Parade.

2019 Newport

The 42nd edition of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games took place in the beautiful city of Newport.

Located on a riverfront setting, Newport is a vibrant, multi-cultural, and forward-thinking city steeped in a rich industrial heritage conveniently located just off the M4.

With over 2,000 people registered for the games and 1,326 supporters across the weekend, Newport was an incredible success. 24 sports were held at 13 different venues across the city which could not have been possible without the 250 volunteers. 


The Games worked with numerous hotels amassing over 7,000 bed nights in the area, bringing an Economic Impact to the Region of £1.8 million. The publicity achieved by the Games in 2019 generated a Total Combined Media Reach of 3.3 billion.


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