History of SBW


Suds, Buds & Windmills aka SBW is Ottawa based sports franchise. Ball Hockey, Volleyball, Softball & Futsal games are played in and around Ottawa, the NCR region. Both in tournaments and in leagues. Events especially charity are often scheduled.

Mission Statement:

To excel as a sports based organization that’s inclusive and welcoming with a competitive edge in all activities. To compete, organize and strive for excellence in all events or games until 2039. May everything we do include the option of a cold beer & welcoming to all including baby Buds.

Franchise milestones

  • Expanding to create a second team (Fridays)
  • Creating a website
  • Getting our 1st sponsor and buying water bottles as investment product
  • Creating a Volleyball team
  • Expanding to create a third team (Tuesday Rec)
  • Including Woman’s Futsal under the SBW umbrella
  • Teaming up with Riel and LA Sport
  • Running our First tournament. Tournaments will continue for 23 years.
  • Creating the newer 2.0 website
  • Teaming up with Mike B and …
  • Expanding to create a fourth team (Friday Beer Babes). May 2019


We started by making a team, a  D team and we pulled together and won. At the time it was everything, and we started to grow and A looked impossible. Teams like the Lumberjacks and Woodies were giants.. – Eric
  • United Steel Workers (rocking way more ladies)
  • 2013 RA Softball Tuesday D championship
  • 2017 RA Softball Tuesday A Championship
  • 2018 Girl Power – B Pool
  • 2017 RA Beach Volleyball Monday
  • 2018 RA Beach Volleyball Monday
  • 2014 HTBHL Winter C Championship
  • 2016 HTBHL Winter D Championship
  • 2019 B+ HTBHL Winter Championship

Our history as told by Lyndsay with a Y

Let’s get something straight right off the bat (pun intended). We’re not just a sports team, this is a community. Once you join Suds, Buds & Windmills, there’s no going back. When you ultimately surrender, you’ll be subjected to celebrating wins, drinking over losses, insane birthday bashes, endless barbecues, and a Christmas party burned red into your memory (and your ass). Ball hockey, Volleyball, Softball, Slo pitch Softball, Tournaments, events, charity all in and around the Ottawa region.

But don’t let our college girl attitude fool you – we also like to win! We did originate as a softball team, after all. We are season dependent! Spring is all about softball training. Fall has us holding pumpkin spiced lattes and wearing knee highs. There is no off season with Suds, Buds & Windmills. Sports and other events in Ottawa at all given times.  Get your branded SBW gear and hit the field with us. We play in tournaments, hit at ball cages, join training camps and host our own practices. The RA championship trophy will soon be upon us!
So whether you’re looking to have casual safe sex with a hot rookie, find a place of solace and support on Friday night, make new friends, drink more beer, or simply play ball; join us. We’ll be waiting for you until 2039.

Still not convinced then take it from our most dedicated players:

Q: Choose! A Toyota Corolla hits you or stabbed in the butt cheek (you’re in the hospital either way)?!

A: Chancing the car – don’t want to be sitting on a stab wound. – Sarah Zaikab, Friday night beer league & Tuesday Comp

Q: What’s SBW to you?

A: It’s my home. It’s where I belong, where I feel comfortable and where I want to be. – Alex Thomson, Friday night beer league & Tuesday comp

Q: What’s your favorite moment as a Bud?

A: When we win for instance when we easily won Tuesday Comp A in two games in summer 2017! – Isabelle Pilon, Friday night beer league & fall ball

It’s gotta be about something more.