Russell Martin

Norwich FC Captain, Russell Martin, was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis shortly after he joined the club. Russell, who also plays for Scotland, supported our IBD, Sport and Fitness campaign and is keen to encourage people with IBD to keep active when they can. 

I know what it's like to live with Ulcerative Colitis, so I'm joining the ranks of other sports men and women - like Darren Fletcher, my fellow Scottish international - who are prepared to speak up about these little-known conditions.

I hope that by telling my story, I'll inspire others to tell their own, to break the silence and contact the charity for support. 

Russell Martin
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2010

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