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September 29th 2021

We’re delighted to announce that on Saturday 20th November Team Colostomy UK will be travelling to Leeds to take on a Bramley Buffaloes side at the Arthur Miller Stadium.

After a Covid enforced layoff,  three highly successful comeback games against Robbie’s Roos, Invicta Panthers, and Chorley Panthers have created some great momentum which the team will be keen to continue against a club that are no strangers to Team Colostomy UK.

In 2019 the Buffaloes hosted our game against the Political Animals, while both teams are sponsored by Cheney Payroll Services, hence when we meet in November it will be in the Cheney Payroll Services Challenge.

Bramley Buffaloes chairman and owner of Cheney Payroll Services Martyn Cheney is delighted to host the game “Bramley Rugby League club has a rich and varied history dating back to 1879, but we’re also a modern community focused organisation who are always looking for opportunities to support initiatives that can make a difference, like Team Colostomy UK. We’re looking forward to welcoming them in November and helping to challenge perceptions of what it means to have a stoma”

Giovanni Cinque from Colostomy UK commented on the announcement “Martyn and the Buffaloes have been really supportive of us ever since day one, and we were honoured that our logo featured on the sleeve of their playing shirts this year. After the success of our last two games we’re really excited to have another opportunity to tackle the stoma stigma this year and look forward to an entertaining game in front of a big crowd against a club that have such a great history”

Team Colostomy UK V Bramley Buffaloes kicks off at 14:30 on Saturday 20th November at the Arthur Miller Stadium, Coal Hill Drive, Leeds LS13 1PA

September 15th 2021

Our game at Chorley Panthers generated some brilliant media coverage

Full- or three-quarter-page colour stories featured in the print versions of the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, and Daily Star who have a combined circulation of over one million.

The online version of the Mirror story can be read here https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/meet-team-colostomy-uk-rugby-24988790

The team also featured in the BBC Radio 5 Live Rugby League show. You can listen to the full episode hear https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09vz50x and on the ‘Loose Forward’ podcast which is available to listen here https://looseforwardpodcast.podbean.com/e/up-the-purps-i-m-not-andy-and-twerk-twerk-twerk/

August 2nd 2021

Exciting news! On September 11th  Team Colostomy UK will be returning to the North West and our good friends the Chorley Panthers when we take on a Panthers Select as a curtain raiser to the first team game against Widnes Moorfield Tigers. Kick off is 3pm.

Our last visit to Panther Park saw a bumper crowd including Rugby League stars Josh Charnley, Anthony Gelling, Jamie Ellis, and Owen Farnworth entertained by an end to end game which was followed by a hugely successful fundraising auction and raffle.

Unfortunately the pandemic put pay to our plans for last year’s game but we plan to make 2021 even bigger and better than 2019!

Giovanni Cinque from Colostomy UK was delighted at the news

“Our players can’t wait for the game and excitement is building already. We’re so appreciative of the support the Panthers have given us since we started, and it’s very rare that you’ll see us line up for a game without at least 2 or 3 players in the team that haven’t also donned the famous Black Panthers shirt”

Kaven Ellison has a foot in both camps as a player for Team Colostomy UK and ex player and assistant coach at Chorley.

“I’m absolutely made up about being able to bring Team Colostomy UK back up to Chorley Panthers & the North West. It was a no brainer to reschedule this Charity game again after it got postponed last year. It means an awful lot to me & the club to have this partnership. To be able to raise awareness in not just the Rugby League community, but the wider audience a swell is brilliant.”

Chorley Panthers Select V Team Colostomy UK kicks off  3pm on Saturday September 11th.

Panther park, Chisnall Lane, Coppull, Chorley PR7 5LX

All spectators are welcome and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

For directions visit https://chorleypanthers.leaguerepublic.com/venues.html

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