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Thank You Cheshunt RFC

A big "thank you" to all at Cheshunt RFC for their amazing efforts raising a staggering £1,000 for JOCA!

JOCA FEST 2022 Volunteers needed!

We are delighted to announce that JOCA FEST is back for 2022! Our local community festive will take place on 18th June 2022 in Welwyn Garden City and we are looking for volunteers to join our friendly, fun-loving team to support with setting up on 17th June, helping...

Vote now and help JOCA in Ashton’s Life for Great Causes Campaign

JOCA are very excited to be a shortlisted charity in Ashton's For Life's Great Causes online poll campaign where charities can receive a share of a £10,000 donation! From 14th January 2022 votes can be cast at www.lifesgreatcauses.co.uk . Like many charities...

Carol Singing Fundraiser – Thank You Old Hatfield

The residents of Old Hatfield were in fine voice on Sunday 12th December, for their annual carol singing charity event in Salisbury Square. JOCA was very fortunate to be selected as the local charity of choice by the Old Hatfield Residents Association.  Over 100...

Mayor’s Quiz Night Success

Another extremely successful fundraising evening at the Mayor's Quiz night , held at The Campus West Welwyn Garden City . The evening was well attended with 109 players battling for bragging rights . Each player was well fed with a great choice of hot food...

Pat Lovell donates bicycle to JOCA

Welwyn Rugby Club member Pat Lovell has kindly donated his almost new bicycle to JOCA , this will be raffled off at our next fundraising event. A big thank you to Pat for this kind gesture!

Thank you Darren and Stevenage Striders!

I am proud to be a supporter of JOCA , my only regret is that I hadn't known or been involved with this great charity even sooner. I have always been someone keen to be apart of the community and give back and that is seen in my business, personal life and with my...
Welwyn RFC former players lunch

Welwyn RFC former players lunch

JOCA has been donated £435 raised at the Welwyn RFC Former Players Lunch. Thank you to all who were involved and a big thank you to Mark Elliott (aka Shabby) for putting JOCA forward to be the recipient of the funds. The JOCA welfare committee is humbled and...

The JOCA team present to the RFU at Welwyn Rugby Club

The JOCA team present to the RFU at Welwyn Rugby Club

Picture: The JOCA team with the RBS Six Nations trophy Mental illness is an often unspoken about issue and is sadly the biggest killer of young men in the UK aged 22 to 42. JOCA aims to destigmatise mental health amongst young men and women. On 12 September the JOCA...

JOCA pedal and a pint

JOCA pedal and a pint

Stage one: Meet up at the Doctors Tonic A JOCA Peddle 'n' Pint event was held on Saturday 27 August to raise funds. The participants left at 12 noon from the Tonic in Welwyn Garden City dressed as jesters, jokers and clowns and cycled to a number of local pubs for...

Our club is a family – we look after each other.

We aim to nurture a culture within the club where we talk to each other, and support each other rather than bottle things up and allow them to get out of control.

We start this with our minis buddy system and promote this ethos right from 7 to 70 across the club.

JOCA is your welfare committee dedicated to promoting and ensuring pastoral care and general well-being for all members of our club.

Our Aim #1

To offer WRFC members, players and VP’s, support, guidance and a friendly ear

Our Aim #2

De-stigmatise mental illness in young men and women of all ages

Our Aim #3

To get our young men and women to talk and be open with each other

Our Aim #4

To improve mental well-being and make it as important to physical fitness

Our Aim #5

To notice the signs and to offer support

Our Aim #6

To change the whole ethos of the rugby club from 7 years to 70 years as regards mental health support and general well-being