Team Colostomy UK Rugby League


Team Colostomy UK RL is our very own Rugby League Team.

We aim to show that having a stoma isn’t a barrier to playing the toughest of team sports, and also raise awareness of ‘living with a stoma’.

We made our debut on July 21st 2018 against the Medway Dragons Masters team, and played our second game on September 15th against South London Silverbacks Masters.

On November 10th we traveled to Featherstone and played a touch game against PDRL (Physical Disability Rugby League) United.

After the PDRL game we were featured in the Guardian, highlighting the power of sport in raising profile and awareness.

Further fixtures are being lined up for 2019.

‘Team Colostomy UK’ is represented by people from throughout the UK who either have a stoma or want to raise awareness. The team is part of our ‘Active Ostomates’ project which aims are to spread awareness of both the charity and the condition and to highlight that having a stoma isn’t a barrier to being active and to playing the toughest of team sports.

We have been lucky enough to attract a range of ambassadors both from the professional game and from people with a stoma who have put their hands up to play.

Our Team Colostomy UK Ambassadors are;

Api Pewhairangi – London Broncos & Ireland

Oliver Holmes – Castleford Tigers

Jy Hitchcox – Castleford Tigers

Kav Ellison – Team Colostomy UK & Chorley Panthers

John Flood – Team Colostomy UK

Graham Wells – Team Colostomy UK

 – Colostomy UK collaborate with Medway Dragons to promote Active Ostomates
– Team Colostomy UK Rugby League launches kit
– Active Ostomates’ Family Day

If you would like to find out more about the team or are interested in playing contact or follow the team on twitter 

Active Ostomates Day 21st July, Medway, Kent

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The first ‘Team Colostomy UK’ match took  place at ther Colostomy UK Active Ostomates Day on 21st July at the Medway Dragons Garrison Stadium home in Gillingham.


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