U14 Team

Games are held on Saturdays starting in late June and finishing in late August. The Aurora Barbarians U14 boys' team plays in the Rugby Ontario and competes against other Toronto-area teams. For more information about the RO U14 league visit Rugby Ontario

Contact: For more information, email jrmensdirector@aurorabarbarians.com


George Blinov

Qualifications: NCCP level 1; level 2 (theory & technical), NCCP Introduction to Competition (Certified), World Rugby Level 2
Email: gb25010@rogers.com

Bio: George started playing rugby at Monarch Park S.S. and club rugby with the Toronto Barbarians in the late ‘60s. Moving out west in 1977, played for Fort McMurray. Also played in Kaduna (Nigeria), and with the Calgary Hornets. Also made several appearances with Cambuslang RFC (Glasgow, Scotland). Coaching career started at the high school level in Calgary and with the Hornets U-17s and U-19s. Also coached at the senior level in Fort McMurray, winning the Alberta 3rd divisional title in 1992. He was also a guest rugby instructor for high school phys. ed. classes in Fort McMurray.  Returned to Ontario in 2008 and, after having a brief stint with Brock RFC, U-16s  came back to the Barbs and coached with the U-15/16 Boys in 2011/12; has been the U-14 Boys coach since 2013.

Nico Pienaar

Qualifications: NCCP- Rugby Competition Introduction- Certified, NCCP- Rugby Community Coach - Trained, High Five - Sport 
Email: nico.pienaar@actionrugby.com 

Bio: Nico is a lifelong rugby player starting at a young age in South Africa and played for about 20 years. He played wing (11/14), Full-Back (15), Fly-Half (10), Scrum-Half (9) and most of his career at Flank (6/7). He is extremely passionate about the great game of rugby. He made his way back to rugby, after coaching Rep Soccer for a few years. He has two kids playing rugby, a daughter on the U15/U16 team and a son on the U12 team.   

John Spicer

Qualifications: NCCP- Rugby Community Coach - Trained, High Five - Sport  
Email: spicerfamily6@gmail.com

Bio: John is currently the head coach of the St. Theresa of Lisieux Lions Midget Boys and has been a coach with the Aurora Barbarians since 2008. All of John’s sons have played for the Barbs including his youngest who he currently coach. Along with coaching Rugby, John has been coaching minor hockey in Aurora for years.

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