Ottawa Wolves RFC

The Ottawa Wolves form a Rugby Football Club for men and women in Canada’s National Capital Region. The Club was founded by Carl Pilon and Jay Smidt in 2008 with the mission to promote and encourage participation in rugby among those who have traditionally been under-represented in the game. The team members are predominantly part of the LGBTQA community, but diverse in its make-up, and inclusive of everyone.

 

The club fielded its first side in the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union (EORU) Men’s Division II in 2009. That same year, the Wolves became a member of the International Gay Rugby association.

 

The Wolves expanded in 2013 with the introduction of a women’s side. Out of the three IGR clubs in Canada, the Wolves are the only one to have an established women’s side. Also, we are also very proud to have the first female president amongst all of the IGR clubs in the world. The Wolves women’s side competes in the Ligue Provincial de Rugby.

DETAILS

ADDRESS

Ottawa, Ontario

EMAIL

ottawa.wolves@igrugby.org

YEAR FOUNDED

2008

MEMBERSHIP

Full

IGR REGION

North America (North)

REGIONAL REP

Chris Fennell

TEAMS

Men’s Rugby Union, Men’s Touch Rugby, Women’s Rugby Union, Mens Developmental Squad, Womens Developmental Squad

COMPETITIONS

Bingham Cup, IGR North American Championship, The Beaver Bowl