Claire Buchanan

Place of Birth: Brampton, Ont.
Resides: Brampton, Ont.
Birthday: 13-09-1987
Height: 5'1"
Occupation: P
Club(s): Burlington Vipers, National Academy
Classification: 4.0


Claire Buchanan was first introduced to wheelchair basketball by her sledge hockey teammates. She was immediately drawn to the physically demanding nature of wheelchair basketball. She enjoys the fact that the game is not only physically, but also mentally demanding, constantly requiring 100% effort and intensity.

She has joined the academy to improve her strength, and push her game to the next level. Buchanan hopes the daily on-court training provided by the academy will permit her to become a fixture on the basketball court. The program also gives Buchanan the chance to play beside some veteran Team Canada players, who she includes as role models.

Outside of basketball, Buchanan is a member of the Candian Women’s Sledge Hockey team.

To learn more about Claire, follow her on Twitter: @CPBuchanan13

Interesting Facts

  • She plays for the Canadian Women’s Sledge Hockey team
  • She is going to school to study to become a personal trainer

Awards / Highlights

  • 2-time Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Champion with the University of Alabama
  • Silver medal at the 2014 IPC Women’s Sledge Hockey World Cup

Competitive Experience

Level Team Location Year(s)
Club (domestic) National Academy Canada 2015-Present
Club (domestic) Burlington Vipers Ontario

Career Notes

2015: 4th place at the Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 8th place at CWBL National Championship with the Burlington Vipers in Scarborough, Ont. (domestic)…

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