National Academy Hosts Japanese Development Team for Training Camp & Friendly Matches

Tyler Miller(Toronto, Ont.) The Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy is playing host to the Japanese men’s development team this week for a training camp and a series of friendly games at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) in Scarborough, Ont.

Canada will be represented in the friendly games by hopefuls for the Canadian Men’s U23 National Team and by a team from the National Academy. The National Academy team features members of the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team that are expected to compete at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games in August.

The friendly games will take place from January 28-30, 2015 at TPASC and are open to the general public. Check out the [schedule and results] to find out more information about the friendly games.

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The Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy is the world’s first full-time, year-round, daily training environment for high performance wheelchair basketball athletes.

It is a groundbreaking initiative that will ensure Canada’s ongoing podium success at future World Championships and Paralympic Games. The National Academy is a homegrown solution designed to broaden the national team talent pool and accelerate the development of elite Canadian athletes in their pursuit of gold.

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