A DENBIGHSHIRE golfer will be flying the flag for Wales and organ transplantation when she heads Down Under next month.

Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club member Brenda Roberts has been selected as part of the British team for this year's World Transplant Games in Perth, Australia.

The Games will be held in the Western Australia city between April 15 and 21 - and Brenda is kitted out and all ready for action.

Brenda said: "Perth in April, it's autumn and it looks a beautiful city, you know.

"It looks a fantastic city.

"That's why we're having a week out there before-hand and doing the tourist bit."

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Brenda, who is one of only three Welsh athletes in the British squad, will take to the course for a practice round on the Saturday prior to the Games.

This will be ahead of the opening ceremony on the Sunday evening.
Pairs golf takes place on the Monday, with the singles events on the Wednesday and the closing ceremony then is held on the Friday.

As far as preparations for the Games has gone, Brenda added: "We are playing golf but we're not into the competitions.

"I'm trying to play as much as I can.

"The weather had been good and it's dry."

Brenda will target a hat-trick of golds in Perth, having triumphed in previous world games in Argentina and Malaga.

Back in September 2012, Brenda underwent a liver transplant at St James' Teaching Hospital in Leeds, saying it saved her life in more ways than one.

"I was fit, working full time and playing golf when my routine blood test results came back showing that there was a problem," she said.

"Following further tests it showed that my liver was now deteriorating rapidly and only a transplant could save me.

"I'd just celebrated my 60th birthday and, as soon as I hit that milestone, I went downhill fast.

"I was hospitalised in St James’ Teaching Hospital in Leeds and was told I wouldn't be leaving without a transplant."

A two-day assessment in Leeds in May 2012 resulted in the diagnosis of primary billiary cirrosis.

She was placed on the transplant list in July and underwent her transplant two months later.

Brenda added: "We are ambassadors for organ transplantation.

"We go to the Games to prove organ transplantation works.

"We are proving to everybody and the world that organ transplantation works."