The uOttawa Gee Gee’s Men’s Rugby Club serves to improve the student experience for those attending the University of Ottawa by teaching and building upon rugby skills, promoting team spirit through competitive games with other rugby clubs, providing a forum for athletic conditioning, and establishing an environment that fosters positive lifelong friendships.
The uOttawa Gee Gee’s Men’s Rugby Club was founded in 2002 and played its first game in the fall of that year. The team is a certified, registered club with Sport Services at the University of Ottawa and is a proud member of Rugby Ontario and Rugby Canada.
In 2015, the club became a student-governed body.and welcomed a new head coach, Stephanie Crawley. The following season, the club played a leading role in establishing and coordinating, a new college/university rugby league called Scholar's Rugby. The Gee-Gees claimed the inaugural Scholar's Rugby championship by posting an undefeated season (8-0) against teams from Queen's, McGill, Carleton, uMontreal, RMC, and Concordia.
Any and all students who would like to play rugby and are willing to put in the required commitment should attend training camp.
Training Camp for 2017 seaon will be held at Robinson Field, Springhurst Park, and Jules Morin Park. All are a walk away from uOttawa Campus.
Dates: Monday, August 28th to Friday, September 1st from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.
Cost: $20 per player
SHould you choose to remain with the team for the rest of the season, club fees will be $350 which will cover the cost of all team activities for the school year.
For further questions, contact the Club President, John Dent (see below for contact info).
Where the team is going:
2017 marks the second year the team will participate in the Scholar's Rugby League against other university teams. Participation in this league ensures a competitive level of play for our athletes, and develops their skills so they continually grow as players. The team will look to build off their perfect 8-0 record from last season including victories in the Pumpkin Bowl (annual rivalry game vs Carleton), as well as capturing the Scholar's Rugby title.
UOttawa will carry two squads, a Division 1 team and a Division 2 team. The team is also moving to a full school year program, continuing training and competing into the winter months.
Gee-Gees In the News:
The Fulcrum - October 9th, 2014 - They're not varsity, but the Gee-Gees rugby men are worth your attention
The Fulcrum - November 15th, 2016 - Men's rugby finishes year without a blemish on their record
Club Executive Board:
Head Coach: Stephanie Crawley: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: John Dent: email@example.com
Vice President: Tyson Patry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager: Pouya Sadatsharify: email@example.com
Social and Fund Raising Chair: Noah Toor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Chair: Brad Murphy:email@example.com
Scholar's Rugby, League Coordinator: Jeff Feeney: firstname.lastname@example.org