A FLINTSHIRE man scooped a top prize at a sporting competition.

Daniel Richardson, of Northop Hall, took part in the Westfield Health British Transplant Games for the second time - competing in the volleyball, table tennis, ten pin bowling and indoor bowls events.

The competition, held this year in Birmingham between August 2 and 5, aims to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation and encouraging transplant patients to regain fitness, whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register and discuss their wishes with their families.

Mr Richardson took part in the event as part of the Royal Liverpool Transplant Sports Team after receiving a kidney transplant at the Royal Liverpool Hospital in 2016.

He told the Leader the operation changed his life and he wanted to help raise awareness of organ donation by competing in the games.

After achieving gold in the indoor bowls by beating Tom Doig from Nottingham at the final, he told the Leader: "I have been playing bowls for a long time and I did practice before the competition at Ffrith Indoor Bowls Club at Prestatyn.

"I expected to get to the later rounds but not to win - it was a very nice feeling.

"I was six - four down with two ends to play. I drew two to make it six - six and then drew to win the last end to take the title."

To find out more about the British Transplant Games visit: www.britishtransplantgames.co.uk