- About Us
- Brief history
- Meet the team
- Our president
- Our volunteers
- The trustees
- Join Us
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, https://www.theguardian.com/sport/no-helmets-required/2018/nov/16/great-britian-league-lions-tour-new-zealand-2019 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
Active Ostomates Day 21st July, Medway, Kent
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.