About Us

Headshot Co-Founder of Ottawa Women's Football
Stephanie Thinn

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. She is also a passionate supporter of youth flag football and is heading up the newly minted Under Armour Under the Lights youth flag league run by OWF.

Co-Founder headshot of Ottawa Women's Football
Jori Ritchie

Jori Ritchie is a co-founder of OWF and lives for sport. She’s a manager of the women's National Military Basketball team, manages the intramural experience at the Royal Military College in Kingston, and has been coordinating and organizing large sporting events for more than 10 years. Jori 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 newly named 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. She’s loving working with the littles ones as head coach for Under Armour Under the Lights youth flag league run by OWF.