Golden games for teen Ryan

Ryan Dobinson
Ryan Dobinson
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A PONTELAND teenager went one better than last year at a national sporting event.

Ryan Dobinson did very well in his first appearance at the British Transplant Games in Belfast in 2011. He competed in four sports and won silver medals in archery and fishing.

At this year’s competition in London, he achieved an excellent double gold in ball throw and fishing. More than 1,000 people from across the UK took part in at least one section.

The Sainsbury’s Ponteland staff member was very poorly as one of his kidneys was on the verge of failing and so his mother – Gill Childs – agreed to donate one of hers in November 2010, with the operation taking place at the RVI in Newcastle.

After making an excellent recovery, Ryan has been able to lead a full and active life and he hopes to continue his winning streak at next year’s British Transplant Games in Sheffield.