Team Colostomy UK Rugby League

#TacklingTheStomaStigma

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 In 2018 we formed our own Rugby League side to prove that a stoma is no barrier to playing even the toughest of contact sports and were amazed by the response.

A great first year raised awareness of living with a stoma to new audiences and gave us some great coverage in both the Rugby League and national press.

On Saturday April 20th we traveled to Gillingham and faced our old friends the Medway Dragons.

Next up on June 1st we travel to Lancashire to face new opponents, a Chorley Panthers select side as a curtain raiser to their first team game against Manchester Rangers.

The game is part of an exciting partnership with the Panthers for 2019 which also sees the Colostomy UK logo feature on the Panthers playing strip.

Chorley Panthers Club chairman Alan Bowers said “I am pleased to enter in to this significant partnership which will hopefully raise awareness of Colostomy UK, made even more poignant with our club having players who have played and continue to play overcoming the stigma that might otherwise exist.

Giovanni Cinque from Colostomy UK commented “We are delighted at the growing partnership between ourselves and Chorley Panthers. The support we received from the club through their recent naked calendar not only helped to raise funds but more importantly had a huge impact in raising awareness of both our charity and living with a stoma. We can’t wait for June 1st!”

We will be annoucning further dates for 2019 soon so stay tuned or follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TeamColostomyUK


The story so far:

Last year Colostomy UK formed our own Rugby League side to show the world that a stoma is no barrier to playing even the toughest of contact sports and were amazed by the response, both in terms of raissing awareness of living with a stoma to new audiences, and coverage in both the Rugby League and national press.

vs Medway Dragons – July 21st 2018

vs South London Silverbacks Masters – September 21st 2018

vs PDRL (Physical Disability Rugby League) United – November 10th 2018

vs Medway Dragons – April 20th 2019


Sponsorship

We’re hugely grateful to our Team of 2019 sponsors.

Gold sponsors – Securicare Medical https://www.securicaremedical.co.uk/

Silver sponsors – Pelican Healthcare  https://www.pelicanhealthcare.co.uk/

Bronze sponsors – Cheney Payroll services http://www.cheneypayrollservices.co.uk/

Shorts sponsors – Welland Medical https://wellandmedical.com/

Training shirt sponsors – Dave Kaye Associates https://davekayeassociates.co.uk/

Ambassadors

Paul Anderson – Ex Great Britain, England, Leeds Rhinos , Halifax, Bradford Bulls & St Helens. Current England Knights and Warrington Academy head coach

Api Pewhairangi –  ex London Broncos & Ireland

Tom Kaye – Team Colostomy UK &  Leeds Rhinos PDRL

Jy Hitchcox – Bradford Bulls

Kav Ellison – Team Colostomy UK & Chorley Panthers

John Flood – Team Colostomy UK

Graham Wells – Team Colostomy UK


If you would like to find out more about the team or are interested in playing contact Giovanni.cinque@colostomyuk.org or follow the team on twitter 

 

 

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