06 August, 2018
After the successful debut of our Team Colostomy UK Rugby League team on July 21st we’re excited to announce two further fixtures.
On September 15th we travel to Beckenham to face the South London Silverbacks Masters, then on November 10th our destination is West Yorkshire as we go up against Keighley Cougars Open Minds.
South London Silverbacks were formed in 2014 and have spent the last four years spreading the gospel of Masters Rugby League far and wide including tours to France and hosting the Australian Masters side.
Keighley Cougars recently set up their Open Minds Tag Rugby League Club with the mission statement of ensuring Rugby League is accessible to everyone in a fair, equal and inspiring environment regardless of autism, learning difficulties and any other mental health conditions.
Keighley Cougars disability Head Coach Mathew Micklethwaite commented on the announcement ‘Cougars are extremely excited not just to announce our first ever game, but that we will be linking up with Team Colostomy UK RL’
Giovanni Cinque from Colostomy UK commented ‘Having just played our debut fixture we know how from experience excited Matthew and his team will be. We’re honored that Team Colostomy UK Rugby League will be participants in this historic day and look forward to working with the Cougars to raise the profile of both our organisations, and in hidden conditions including Autism, mental health in general, and of living with a stoma.
Team Colostomy UK Rugby League is part of the Colostomy UK ‘Active Ostomates’ project and aims to raise awareness of the Charity and of Living with a stoma, & also highlight that people with a stoma can do anything including playing the toughest of team sports.
Team Colostomy UK V South London Silverbacks at Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham BR3 3SR on 15 September 2018. Kick off time To be confirmed.
Team Colostomy UK V Keighley Cougars Open Minds at University Academy Keighley on 10 November 2018. Kick off 1pm