Two brothers from Huddersfield have returned from the Transplant Games with a haul of medals - including a gold in darts.

Mark Brown and younger brother James, who have both undergone kidney transplants, enjoyed a bit of sibling rivalry and in previous games have gone head to head at darts, although Mark throws by far the best arrows.

Mark, 49, returned with a gold in darts, seeing off a semi-professional player, and won bronze in archery.

James, 38, of Salendine Nook, got silver medals in tennis, discus and the long jump.

He said: “In discus there was a metre between us. I threw something like 16 metres and Mark got just under 15 metres.”

Brothers James (left) and Mark Brown who have won five medals at the Transplant Games

James said the atmosphere at the Liverpool games was fantastic.

“It was really welcoming and there were posters up everywhere. We got to wear proper kit and stayed in student accommodation. We stayed there as a team - it was almost like an Olympic vilage.”

He said the main message was to showcase the benefits of transplantation and the importance of registering as an organ donor.

“We spoke to a lot of people who would not have been there had it not been for a transplant. Everyone has a different story.”

Mark, 49, a former Greenhead College student, was competing in his fourth Transplant Games.

James Brown, of Salendine Nook, who has won three silvers at the Transplant Games

He suffered from the hereditary condition Alports Syndrome, which led to kidney failure at the age of 25. He had a successful kidney transplant in 1994 at St James’ University Hospital in Leeds.

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James had a successful kidney transplant 11 years ago, suffering the same condition.

Over 6,000 people in the UK are currently waiting for a transplant, but only 34% of the population are registered as donors. To register, call 0300 1232323 or visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk