Senior Women (Ages 18 and Up)

Senior Women's Program

The Aurora Barbarians Women’s teams compete in the Ontario Women’s League (OWL). Each team in this league fields a 1st and a 2nd team, which compete in double-headers throughout the season.

The 1st team and 2nd team practice together on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:45pm at Fletcher’s Fields in Markham. Games are played on Saturdays with kickoffs at 12pm and 1:30pm.

Players of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Registration can be arranged by contacting the Director of Senior Women's Rugby.

Currently the Barbs have SEVEN Senior Women long-listed for Rugby Canada 

2016 Ontario Women's League Cup Champions

2015 Ontario Women's League Cup Champions

Coaching Staff- 2017

Kevin Jones (Head Coach)

Qualifications: NCCP Levels 1,2 & 3; Master Facilitator


Bio: 'Jonesy' is no stranger to rugby in the Ontario and across the Canada. Having over THREE DECADES of coaching experience, Kevin has coached many of the top level players in Canada. His experience includes being the Head Coach with eight different clubs teams, Toronto Rep, Ontario and Canada Senior Women and U-19/20's Women.

Jonsey has been at the head of the Aurora Barbarians Women's Program for the past three seasons and captured his OWL Titles as the Head Coach in 2015 and 2016. In 2015 Rugby Ontario honoured Kevin with an award for over 32 years of service in Ontario. 

Coaching History

Club Rugby: Head Coach

Markham Rugby Club, Toronto Welsh, University of Toronto, Toronto Barbarians,Ajax Wanderers Women, Toronto Saracens, Oakville Crusaders, Aurora Barbarians Women

Representative Rugby

Toronto Rugby Union Senior Men, Ontario U21s, Ontario Senior Men, Ontario Senior Women 1991-1993 National Champions, Rugby Canada Senior Women- World Cup- 4th place, Rugby Canada Women’s U19s, Rugby Canada Women’s U20s, Ontario Storm 2014-2015 National Champions.

Paul Loader (Club Coach) 

Qualifications: NCCP Introduction to Competition,


Bio: Paul has been coaching with the Barbarians since 2009. Loader has coached with various provincial programs over the last decade and has been involved in club rugby in Ontario for over two decades. Paul coached our Senior Women 1st XV to their first OWL Cup Victory in 2012 and has help assistant the team to OWL Cups in 2015 and 2016.

Saffara Hoffelner-Whitely (Director of Women's Rugby) 
Qualifications: NCCP Introduction to Competition/ World Rugby Level 2 (Trained)

Bio: Saffara has been playing rugby for almost 10 years. She began playing at Aurora HS and quickly began the transition from Rep Hockey to Rep Rugby shortly afterwards. After capturing  the Ontario U-18 Girls Championship in 2011, Saffara went to McMaster were she help MAC captured their first OUA title in 2014 and repeated again in 2015 and their first CIS Championship in 2015.As a Barbs she was apart of the team in 2012, 2015, 2016 who captured their second OWL Cup.

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