International Competition

GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

The Quaycentre and Genea Netball Centre will be home to the Worlds top 12 teams, including the Australian Steelers who are the reigning Paralympic and World Champions playing to defend their World Title. Canada will be looking to take the top spot in the Championship!

Event Fixtures
Team Canada Roster
  • Anthony
    Létourneau

    Boisbriand, QC

    Anthony Létourneau, who at the age of 17 became a quadriplegic as a result of a hockey accident, was introduced to wheelchair rugby in September 2014. Fol...

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    Anthony Létourneau
  • Branden
    Troutman

    Lloydminster, AB

    Branden Troutman, the youngest member of Team Canada, began playing wheelchair rugby in 2015 following an introduction to the sport by fellow player Zak Ma...

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    Branden Troutman
  • Cody
    Caldwell

    Peterborough, ON

    Cody Caldwell started his wheelchair rugby career in 2008 after becoming a quadriplegic in a diving accident in Alberta. Just a week after his accident, he...

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    Cody Caldwell
  • Eric
    Furtado-Rodrigues

    Mississauga, ON

    Eric Rodrigues-Furtado became a quadriplegic following a snowboarding accident in 2009. While recovering at a rehabilitation center in Ontario, he was intr...

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    Eric Furtado-Rodrigues
  • Fabien
    Lavoie

    Quebec City, QC

    While recovering from a spinal cord injury at a rehabilitation hospital in Quebec City, Fabien “Fab” Lavoie decided to give wheelchair rugby try. Even ...

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    Fabien Lavoie
  • Matt
    Debly

    Windsor, ON

    Matt Debly’s first interaction with the sport of wheelchair rugby came after he had competed at the 2015 Canada Games in wheelchair basketball. Having st...

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    Matt Debly
  • Mike
    Whitehead

    Windsor, ON

    Before his spinal cord injury, Mike Whitehead was an avid multi-sport athlete who enjoyed basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer and badminton. He was intr...

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    Mike Whitehead
  • Patrice
    Dagenais

    Embrun, ON

    Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the co-captain of Team Canada along with Trevor Hirschfield. He is known as a hard-working, intelligent player. Like many me...

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    Patrice Dagenais
  • Patrice
    Simard

    Quebec City, QC

    Paralympian Patrice Simard started playing wheelchair rugby back in 1997, following a spinal cord injury he sustained in a car accident. Patrice’s athlet...

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    Patrice Simard
  • Shayne
    Smith

    Toronto, ON

    Shayne Smith is a firm believer that life has no limits. At the young age of four, Shayne contracted a rare form of meningitis called meningococcal septice...

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    Shayne Smith
  • Travis
    Murao

    Toronto, ON

    Travis Murao was introduced to wheelchair rugby by Duncan Campbell, one of the inventors of the sport. He started playing while still in G.F. Strong Rehabi...

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    Travis Murao
  • Trevor
    Hirschfield

    Langley, BC

    Trevor Hirschfield is the co-captain of Team Canada and is considered to be one of the best low-point players in the world. He was originally introduced to...

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    Trevor Hirschfield