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Joe Batley

Second Row, Flanker for Worcester Warriors

Rugby against cancer is something I’m massively behind. I myself this year have been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma which is a type of cancer that’s developed I’m my lymphatic system. I am at this point going through Chemotherapy as part of my treatment.

My rugby journey began in Gosport and Fareham RFC when I was 6 the club is still a massive part of me and my families life. As I have made friends for life that still play for the team I love as does my brother. From here I moved to Hartpury college and Gloucester rugby where I studied for two years before signing full time with Gloucester where I spent 3 seasons. Until I moved to Bristol where I am now.  

Once I was diagnosed it was naturally a huge shock to myself and my family. However the sheer support I received after the news was overwhelming from the rugby family that fortunately surrounds me. Bristol have been unbelievable with the news and has supported myself massively and I can never thank them enough.  

So this is my story that I think summarises what this charity represents, rugby is a powerful thing and together can help the fight on cancer Thankyou Joe Batley