'Winning' the JTC
It's right that every participant strives to win every match and be crowned overall 'winners' of the JTC but for us that win is only a very small aspect of how the JTC looks to secure the much bigger win: an introduction to Touch and its associated lifetime of opportunities.
In the grand scheme of things the tournament is just a catalyst. Provide young people with fun and focus and you have them hooked for the training and the tournament. Provide them with a pathway after the event and you have them for life.
So winning is not about silverware - it's much bigger than that. It's about doing something active, social and healthy, playing youth Touch events, joining a club, playing Touch in the park or where they work, travelling the world with a team, becoming an open player, learning to referee, becoming a senior, learning to coach and volunteer - and bringing on the next set of youngsters.
Winning is about building a collective legacy and it starts here.