Follow Team Canada at the 2015 BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge

From Oct. 12 – 16, Team Canada will compete against the best teams in the world at the 2015 BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, including number-one-ranked Australia and the USA. Best of all, the event coincides with the able-bodied Rugby World Cup. We can’t wait to play against the best teams in the world in front of the rugby-crazy fans in England!

Most games will be broadcast live, though we are still waiting to hear whether they will be webcast to Canadian audiences. During the competition, we’ll keep you updated through Facebook and Twitter about our progress and we’ll send out an evening newsletter with scores, photos and behind-the-scenes updates.

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Canada’s Schedule

Monday, Oct. 12
17:30 GMT: Canada vs. USA

Tuesday, Oct 13: Day off

Wednesday, Oct 14:   
noon GMT: Canada vs. South Africa
17:30 GMT: Canada vs. New Zealand

Thursday, Oct 15
Semi-finals

Friday, Oct 16
Finals

Canada’s Roster 

  • Byron Green (Vancouver, BC)
  • Trevor Hirschfield (Vancouver, BC) - Captain
  • Patrice Dagenais (Ottawa, ON) - Captain
  • Patrice Simard (Alma, QC)
  • Jason Crone (Owen Sound, ON)
  • Travis Murao (Vancouver, BC)
  • David Willsie (Dorchester, ON)
  • Cody Caldwell (Peterborough, ON)
  • Mike Whitehead (Windsor, ON)
  • Fabien Lavoie (Quebec City, QC)
  • Zak Madell (Okotoks, AB)

Staff

  • Kevin Orr – Head Coach
  • Andy Van Neutegem – Team Leader
  • Patrick Cote – Team Staff (Support)
  • Nancy Wong – Team Manager
  • Marnie McRoberts – Team Staff (Support)
  • Melissa Lacroix – Team Staff (Support)
  • Bob Hirschfield – Equipment Manager
  • Bruce Pinel – Mental Performance Consultant