Team Colostomy UK Rugby League.

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.

We’ve had amazing 2021 and 2022 seasons after an 18 month absence because of the Pandemic, generating some great awareness and publicity, and are looking forward to an even more exciting 2023 calendar!

We play a mixture of rules depending on our opponents, from full contact RL to Masters or PDRL, and we’re always looking for new players. Our games are equally suitable for both male and female players regardless of your ability or experience. We’re about fun, friendship and #TacklingTheStomaStigma, so Play, coach, support or something different. Please get in touch giovanni.cinque@colostomyuk.org 

We’ve had some great success so far with some big names from the sport of Rugby League supporting us including Leigh Centurions Winger  Josh Charnley, EX GB legend Paul Anderson, Anthony Gelling, and Widnes Vikings stars Owen Farnworth and Sam Wilde (pictured below)

Find out all the latest news here

Current season fixtures are here 

Read about our players experiences of playing for us here in our ‘Rugby League stories’ feature

Interested in playing Walking Rugby? 

Find out more about our 2018 and 2019 seasons here

Support us by buying our merchandise here

You can read Paul Anderson’s story here 

Antony Gelling produced a fabulous video for us prior to our game at Chorley Panthers in June 2019 which you can watch here

We’ve also had some great media coverage and have featured in the following publications and programmes:

Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star, BBC News online, BBC Sport online, BBC 5 Live Rugby League podcast, The Guardian, Forty-20 Magazine, Proper sport, Kirklees TV, BBC Radio Lancashire, Rhubarb Radio, Howfen FM, Chorley Guardian, Lancashire Evening Post, Rugby League Express


We’re hugely grateful to our Team of 2023 sponsors.

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

Associate shirt sponsors  – Coloplast https://www.coloplast.co.uk/

Shorts sponsors – ConvaTec / Amcare https://www.convatec.com/en-gb/

Training  sponsors – Ostique https://ostique.co.uk/

Match ball sponsors – ConvaTec / Amcare https://www.convatec.com/en-gb/

Hydration and medical sponsors – Welland Medical https://wellandmedical.com/


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

Tom Kaye – Team Colostomy UK &  Leeds Rhinos PDRL

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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