Stephanie Thinn is a co-founder and the visionary of OWF. She’s committed to the goal of growing the game of football and supporting anyone who wants to level up their skills, from recreational to competitive. She’s motivated to create an inclusive environment where girls and women can learn, play, and develop their passion for football amongst a growing community.
During her free time, Steph likes to play and coach. While leading her team as the quarterback, she coaches the U18 Ontario Female Flag Football team and is an offensive assistant with the U19 Cumberland Panthers female tackle team. Steph is also one the General Managers of the female Football Ontario flag program as well. She is also a passionate supporter of youth flag football and is heading up Ottawa's first NFL Flag football youth program run by OWF.
Jori Ritchie is a co-founder of OWF and lives for sport. She managed the women's National Military Basketball team, and was in charge of the intramural program at the Royal Military College in Kingston before moving to Algonquin college in the athletic department. Jori has been coordinating and organizing large sporting events for more than 10 years. She is making the most of her knowledge, experience, and commitment to women in sport by creating opportunities to develop the next generation of football players and officials. She’s also invested in expanding youth football in Ottawa, and wants women of all ages to compete in football and to stay active for life.Jori loves getting involved wherever she can to coach and is the defensive coach of the U18 Ontario Female Flag Football team. She’s also committed to mentoring new coaches and officials emerging from OWF’s ranks of women and youth.
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