Women need support too


Women, feel like you’re always last on the list?

We understand it’s hard to admit you’re struggling. But it’s OK. We’ve been there.

The important thing is to prioritise yourself and ask for help. JOCA are here 24/7 to help, support and listen.



"Mental illness is an often unspoken about issue and is sadly the biggest killer of young men in the UK aged 22 to 42. If you have a physical injury you report it to your coach and seek advice and go see the club physio, but with mental issues you soldier on and hope it goes away. Helped by some other likeminded club members JOCA (Just One Click Away) was born."

- Justin Burgess

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


Get Help

Whatever your problems, issues or concerns we are here to listen and help.

We will respect your privacy at all times. One of the committee will offer a friendly ear and where necessary signpost you to other organisations for support and assistance.

No one has to TRY alone


24/7 HELP

The JOCA Welfare team can be contacted 24/7 via our email address joca@welwynrfc.co.uk or via the form below – we’ll get straight back to you.

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