Canadian Blind Sports Association is pleased to announce the nomination of both Men’s and Women’s Goalball teams who will compete at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile from November 12th – 26th. The Parapan Am Games serves as a direct qualifier to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
“I am pleased with how hard the teams have worked throughout the summer in preparation for this tournament. This is a great opportunity for both our national teams to show the progress they have made this season and challenge for the top of the podium” – High Performance Director Adam Janssen
Both National Teams will depart for Santiago November 12th, with group play matches starting on November 18th. Canada (both MNT and WNT) will be drawn into a group of 4 for group play to determine ranking heading into the quarterfinal and knockout stage of the tournament. Full details on streaming, group draw and game schedule will be shared when it is available.
For a list of athletes nominated to compete in Santiago, please find below.
|Brieann Baldock||Blair Nesbitt|
|Whitney Bogart||Brice Parker|
|Amy Burk||Aaron Prevost|
|Meghan Mahon||Doug Ripley|
|Emma Reinke||Mason Smith|
|Maryam Salehizadeh||Ahmad Zeividavi|
MNT Non Travelling Reserves
Adam Janssen – Team Leader
Trent Farebrother ChPC – WNT Head Coach
Nathalie Seguin ChPC – MNT Head Coach
Darren Hamilton – MNT Assistant Coach
Meghan Buttle – WNT Physiotherapist
Nadine Smith – MNT Physiotherapist
Chloe Gagnon – Mental Performance Consult