CONTACT US

Rugby Ontario
55 Gordon St. Whitby, ON L1N0J2
P: (647) 560-4790
E: info@rugbyontario.com

MEET OUR TEAM

Myles Spencer

Myles Spencer

Chief Executive Officer

P: (647) 560-4790 x1001
E: mspencer@rugbyontario.com

Myles oversees all aspects of the Rugby Ontario organization and aims to continue the growth of rugby on a provincial and national level.

Nicole Kovacs

Nicole Kovacs

Chief Operating Officer

P: (647) 560-4790 x1008
E: nkovacs@rugbyontario.com

Nicole oversees Rugby Ontario’s operations and finances and implements new initiatives to grow the game and the organization.

Joe Schissler

Joe Schissler

Competitions, Events & Marketing Manager

P: (647) 560-4790 x1005
E: jschissler@rugbyontario.com

Joe oversees all Rugby Ontario competitions and events including senior and junior provincial leagues, Provincial Championships and capstone events. Joe also leads Rugby Ontario’s event and competition marketing.

Paul Connelly

Paul Connelly

High Performance Manager

P: (647) 560-4790 x1002
E: pconnelly@rugbyontario.com

Paul manages Rugby Ontario’s high performance program, including the Ontario Blues’ Senior, Development, Junior and Academy programs

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

Rugby Development Manager

P: (647) 560-4790 x1010
E: rjones@rugbyontario.com

Ryan manages various aspects of rugby development including leading the Rookie Rugby program in Ontario and working with clubs on minor and junior rugby development.

Dalton Finkbeiner

Dalton Finkbeiner

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

P: (647) 560-4790 x1006
E: dfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com

Dalton is the coordinator for all media relations on behalf of the organization. Duties include content on Rugby Ontario’s various platforms (website, social media)  public relations, video production and photography.

David Bushell

David Bushell

Match Official Coordinator

P: (647) 560-4790 x1009
E: dbushell@rugbyontario.com

David coordinates the administration of match official development and clinics.

Mark Kellington

Mark Kellington

Competitions & Events Coordinator

P: (647) 560-4790 x1007
E:mkellington@rugbyontario.com

Mark is in charge all junior leagues in all regions of Ontario, including the development and maintenance of all league schedules. He also assists in the planning and execution of major competitions such as the Ontario Women’s League Final and the McCormick Cup Championship.

Elisa DiGiulio

Elisa DiGiulio

Member Services Coordinator

P: (647) 560-4790 x1011
E:edigiulio@rugbyontario.com

Elisa manages membership management, registrations, insurance coverage, event sanctioning, player transfer requests, playing up/down requests and grant opportunities for Rugby Ontario clubs and associate members.

Jamie Holmes

Jamie Holmes

Coach Coordinator

P: (647) 560-4790 x1013
E:jholmes@rugbyontario.com

Jamie coordinates the administration of our coach development and clinics.

Sean Medeiros

Sean Medeiros

High Performance Coordinator

P: (647) 560-4790 x1004
E: smedeiros@rugbyontario.com

Sean works with and supports all representative and high performance teams through planning and development.

RUGBY ONTARIO INTERNS

Liam Spafford

Liam Spafford

Rugby Development Intern

Liam assists in multiple aspects of rugby development including leading the Rookie Rugby program in Ontario and working with clubs on minor and junior rugby development.

Zach Thomas

Zach Thomas

Competitions & High Performance Intern

Zach helps to facilitate Rugby Ontario competitions and events including senior and junior provincial leagues and Provincial Championships. He also assists all representative and high performance teams through planning and development.

John Townsend

John Townsend

Member Services Intern

John helps to manage membership management, registrations, insurance coverage, event sanctioning, player transfer requests, playing up/down requests and grant opportunities for Rugby Ontario clubs and associate members.

STAFF ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ResponsibilityStaff ResponsibleContact Email
Age Grade VariationsRyan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
Annual AwardsMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Annual General MeetingMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Board of DirectorsMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Branch LeaguesRespective Branch Union
Branch RelationsMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
By-LawsMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Canada Summer Jobs ProgramRyan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
Child ProtectionMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Clothing / ApparelElisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Club DevelopmentRyan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
Club Membership (existing)Elisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Club Membership (new clubs)Elisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Club ResourcesRyan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
Coaching Clinics / CoursesJamie Holmesjholmes@rugbyontario.com
Coaching Recruitment & RetentionJamie Holmesjholmes@rugbyontario.com
Competitions - Fall 7'sJoe Schisslerjschissler@rugbyontario.com
Competitions - High School RugbyJoe Schisslerjschissler@rugbyontario.com
Competitions - Junior Cup DayMark Kellingtonmkellington@rugbyontario.com
Competitions - Junior LeaguesMark Kellingtonmkellington@rugbyontario.com
Competitions - McCormick CupJoe Schisslerjschissler@rugbyontario.com
Competitions - Senior Men (Marshall)Joe Schisslerjschissler@rugbyontario.com
Competitions - Senior Women (OWL)Joe Schisslerjschissler@rugbyontario.com
Competitions - Under 13s (U13)Joe Schisslerjschissler@rugbyontario.com
Concussion & Injury ManagementRyan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
Discipline and AppealsElisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Event SanctioningElisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Finance - Audit, Budgets, Payables, ReceivablesNicole Kovacsnkovacs@rugbyontario.com
Fletcher's FieldsMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
GovernanceMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Grant OpportunitiesElisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Hall of FameMyles Spencer mspencer@rugbyontario.com
High Performance AcademyPaul Connelly & Sean Medeirospconnelly@rugbyontario.com
smedeiros@rugbyontario.com
Historical / ArchivesMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Human ResourcesNicole Kovacsnkovacs@rugbyontario.com
Indigenous RugbyRyan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
Insurance Coverage & CertificatesElisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
InternshipsNicole Kovacsnkovacs@rugbyontario.com
Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)Ryan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
MarketingDalton Finkbeiner & Joe Schisslerdfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com
jschissler@rugbyontario.com
Media RelationsDalton Finkbeinerdfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com
Member CommunicationsDalton Finkbeinerdfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com
Member ServicesDavid Pattersondpatterson@rugbyontario.com
MerchandiseElisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Minor Rugby & Minor Rugby Festivals (U7, U9, U11)Ryan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
National Sport Trust FundNicole Kovacsnkovacs@rugbyontario.com
Non-Contact Rugby (includes Flag Forever)Ryan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
Ontario MinistryMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Photography/ VideographyDalton Finkbeinerdfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com
Player Transfer RequestsElisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Playing Up/Down RequestsElisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Policies & Procedures (includes Operations Manual)Myles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Provincial Team DevelopmentPaul Connelly & Sean Medeirospconnelly@rugbyontario.com
smedeiros@rugbyontario.com
Provincial Team FinancesSean Medeirossmedeiros@rugbyontario.com
Provincial Team ProgramsPaul Connelly & Sean Medeirospconnelly@rugbyontario.com
smedeiros@rugbyontario.com
Quest for GoldPaul Connelly & Sean Medeirospconnelly@rugbyontario.com
smedeiros@rugbyontario.com
Referee Clinics / CoursesDavid Bushelldbushell@rugbyontario.com
Referee Development, Recruitment & RetentionDavid Bushelldbushell@rugbyontario.com
Registration (Sport Lomo)Elisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
Rugby Development & Rookie RugbyRyan Jonesrjones@rugbyontario.com
Rugby Ready & Sport 4 OntarioRyan Jones (interim)rjones@rugbyontario.com
Safety & WelfareRyan Jones (interim)rjones@rugbyontario.com
Social Media - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YoutubeDalton Finkbeiner dfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com
Sponsorship/ FundraisingJoe Schisslerjschissler@rugbyontario.com
Strategic PlanMyles Spencermspencer@rugbyontario.com
Tour SanctioningElisa DiGiulioedigiulio@rugbyontario.com
WebsiteDalton Finkbeinerdfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com