(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in conjunction with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), is thrilled to release the competition schedule for the largest women’s world championship the sport has ever seen.
The 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2014 WWWBC) takes place June 20-28 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont., and features the top female athletes in the game representing 12 competing countries. Host Canada is in pursuit of a seventh consecutive podium finish at the world championships.
Preliminary round competition will run from June 20-24, 2014. The bronze and gold medal games will both take place on Saturday June 28, 2014. All of the games will be webcast live on the official event website.
Team Canada will face Brazil, China, Great Britain, Japan, and reigning Paralympic champion Germany in Pool B during the preliminary round. Pool A features Australia, France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, and the United States.
Team Canada Preliminary Round Schedule:
- Friday June 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. vs. Japan
- Saturday June 21, 2014 at 3 p.m. vs. Brazil
- Sunday June 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. vs. China
- Monday June 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. vs. Germany
- Tuesday June 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. vs. Great Britain
The complete competition schedule is available online on the official event website at www.2014wheelchairbasketball.com. Tickets to the event will be available for purchase in late March.
The release of the competition schedule coincides with the global celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th. The 2014 WWWBC resonates with International Women’s Day, which recognizes the economic, political and social achievements of women, as well as this year’s theme of ‘Inspiring Change’.
It is a milestone event that celebrates the ongoing growth of women’s sport, inclusivity, and accessibility, and will forge a legacy for female wheelchair basketball athletes in Canada and around the world. Due to the ongoing growth and prosperity of wheelchair basketball worldwide, the 2014 WWWBC also marks the first time in 20 years that the women’s competition will be held separately from the men’s event.