RAW Coach Olyvia Hoban is breaking barriers!

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Olyvia has been one of nine women selected to the inaugural cohort of the Women in Football Program presented by the CFL and KPMG; it’s a developmental program aimed at helping women become more involved with football and enhancing their skills. As part of this program, Olyvia will be heading to Kamloops, BC, for the BC Lions 2022 training camp as an assistant equipment manager.

Growing up as a dancer, Olyvia always had a strong passion for athletics.  Olyvia was first introduced to football in 2016, when she watched the show “Last Chance U”. This Netflix special showed her that you can make a career out of athletics and ignited her interest in football. Olyvia went on to work as the trainer, team manager, and equipment manager, with the Bowness Trojans high school senior team over three years. Olyvia was introduced to Dinos equipment manager John Carr in 2019, after making a great first impression and connecting with the staff, she became the assistant equipment manager. That year, the Dinos won the Vanier Cup, Olyvia was the youngest female staff member to ever receive a Vanier Cup ring. Olyvia is now entering her fourth season with the Dinos football program as the assistant equipment manager, she is also working as the equipment manager for the Calgary Rage.

While this is Olyvia’s first year with RAW, she is already making a big impact at our camps, we are very lucky to have her in the RAW Family and are excited to see her continued success!

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