Jozi Cats in 2016 – The Year at a Glance:

  • We grew our club numbers from around 6 to 63 new Jozi Cats, doubling our numbers since December 2015.
  • We held our AGM and elected a new Jozi Cats Rugby Club Management Team.
  • Hosted our first Contact Rugby trials and confirmed our first 10 contact players toward building a full team.
  • Organised Jozi Cats Rugby jerseys for the club.
  • Supported the LGBTQI* community with our presence at Pretoria & Johannesburg Pride, where we had the honour of leading JHB Pride march.
  • Hosted a 101 Touch Rugby Clinic for Adult Beginners – consistent turnout of 25 – 35 players, most of which were adult beginners.
  • Produced a heartfelt video to create awareness and start a conversation about blowing the whistle on homophobia in sport.
  • Executed a cross country supporter funded #GayRugbyTour to promote inclusivity and diversity in sport and equality for all. To grow gay and inclusive rugby across the country and to blow the whistle on homophobia in sport.
  • Inspired the formation of the Khayelitsha Cats, Africa’s first all-lesbian rugby club in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.