About

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.

In 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 the Wolves traveled all over the world to take part in the Bingham Cup, on of the world’s largest amateur gay rugby tournaments.  During the very first tournament, in Minneapolis, the Wolves competed in the Bingham Spoon division but ultimately lost in the final. Two years later, the Wolves claimed the Hoagland Tribute Cup Consolation Prize at Bingham Cup VI in Machester, England.  In 2014, the team traveled across the entire world to Sydney Australia to reach the Finals of the Hoagland Cup, and in 2016 claimed the Hoagland Jug with a victory over the Toronto Muddy York in Nashville.

Join us on the pitch in Eastern Ontario this year.  Come try out our practices, watch our games and maybe even play by our side. We’re always recruiting new and experienced players!