Team Colostomy UK Rugby League


Team Colostomy UK RL is our own Rugby League Team who will be making its debut against the Medway Dragons Masters team in Gillingham, Kent on 21st July.

‘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.

Securicare and Welland Medical are the principle shirt sponsors, while the team has 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 will take place at the Colostomy UK Active Ostomates Day on 21st July at the Medway Dragons Garrison Stadium home in Gillingham. Activities on offer will include Primary Rugby League taster sessions for Boys and Girls aged 6 to 11, Team Colostomy UK V Medway Dragons Masters, and Medway Dragons V South London Chargers.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day and attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for the Colostomy UK 50K Challenge. A six month long initiative highlighting that having a stoma isn’t a barrier to being active and achieving a target.

Admission to the family day is free of charge and further details can be found by contacting Giovanni Cinque at Colostomy UK on 0118 939 1537 or

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