The 2019 World Transplant Games are coming to the North East and our Eagles Community Arena is excited to be the host venue for basketball next week.

Thousands of transplant athletes and their friends and family will descend on the region with participants from 59 countries across the world, including Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mongolia and Nepal.

Over 1,500 men and women will be competing at 13 sporting venues across the area, including the ECA, there are a variety of ways for the general public to get involved as spectators are invited to come along and cheer on the athletes as they go for gold for their countries. All events at the games are free to spectate and tickets are not needed.

Basketball takes place at the ECA on Wednesday 21 August and you can find a full schedule of events and more information can be found on the World Transplant Games website.