(Dorchester, ON) – Wheelchair Rugby Canada is pleased to announce the up-and-coming athletes selected to attend the 2015 Wheelchair Rugby Canada Prospects Camp in Dorchester, ON. From Jan. 21st to 24th, eight aspiring wheelchair rugby players from across Canada will have the opportunity to be coached by national team coaches and learn what it takes to lead a high-performance lifestyle.
The selected athletes are:
• Faisal Burale (Toronto, ON)
• Kristen Cameron (Toronto, ON)
• Maarten Duif (Listowel, ON)
• Dave Guiry (Calgary, AB)
• Alex Hayward (St. John, NB)
• Peter Isherwood (Vancouver, BC)
• Mitch McIntyre (Regina, SK)
• Kendall Winter (Calgary, AB)
“These eight athletes represent the future of our team,” said Team Canada Head Coach Kevin Orr. “As we build towards the Toronto 2015 Para Pan Am Games and the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, we need that next generation pushing our senior team to constantly be better.”
This year’s prospects are a diverse group of athletes from across Canada. The youngest, 17-year-old Alex Hayward from Quispamsis, New Brunswick, is a multi-sport athlete who will also be competing in wheelchair basketball at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Two women – Kristen Cameron and Kendall Winter – will also be holding their own in this traditionally male-dominated sport. Cameron was a college women’s hockey coach before she was paralyzed by a drunk driver. Now, she’s one of Canada’s fastest-rising wheelchair rugby players.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Communications & Marketing Manager
Wheelchair Rugby Canada