Our long term goal is to leave a lasting legacy of transformation in sport. For JCR Club to be a sustainable, successful, respected and relevant Rugby Club and emulate long standing international rugby clubs as being a home of rugby.
To stand steadfast in our values, grow gay and inclusive rugby accross South Africa and see a future in sport where JRC Club is just another rugby club channel, that can potentially produce a Springbok in a sporting fraternity that believes that homophobia has no place in sport.
Jozi Cats Rugby Club – Competitive Rugby Goals for 2017
- Formalize a First and Second competitive Touch Rugby team to represent JCR Club in local and provincial leagues.
- Field a full contact team to represent South Africa at International Gay and Inclusive events such as Outgames In Miami, Union Cup Gay Games in Madrid and represent South Africa at The Bingham Cup in Amsterdam in 2018.
- Participate in tournaments locally within our competitive Touch Rugby stream and internationally for Contact Rugby Tournaments, local division Contact Rugby tournaments and inter-provincial too.
JCR Club Social Goals 2017
- Grow Gay and Inclusive rugby in South Africa, through the development and start up of new Gay and Inclusive rugby clubs across the country. We are calling for the LGBTIQ communities from Bloemfontein, Durban, Western Cape, Pretoria and Polokwane to raise their hands and we will be there to assist them in creating a sustainable and haressment free environment where they too can enjoy the game of rugby.
- Start a global conversation to “Blow The Whistle On Homophobia In Sport” for the very last time, by taking a stand as a player, an official, a fan or association to #BTheWhislte and speak out.
- Extend our 6 core values of our club into our communities and to individuals around us, for the betterment for all in our country.
Road to Bingham Cup 2020
We are one of 65 and rapidly growing gay rugby clubs globally and hope to make history in South Africa in 2020 by winning the bid to host The Bingham Cup 2020 AFRICA – Cape Town.
It will be the first International Gay Rugby tournament to be hosted in Africa. We believe that if rugby could bring our country together in 1995 with Madiba presenting the Rugby world Cup trophy to Francios Pienaar, then South Africa and Gay Rugby can do the same to blow the whistle on homophobia across our communities, amongst our peers in the sporting fraternity and unit our country with a message of equality for all.
However, to stand a chance to achieve this we need to show our presence as of May 2017 at The Union Cup In Madrid and consistently show international tournament presence for the next two years to qualify to bid.
All sponsor are welcome to inquire how to support our Contact Team to ensure we represent South Africa in International Gay Rugby and secure our bid for The Bingham Cup 2020.