The Men’s U23 National Team, also known as the junior men’s team, helps to develop the top young Canadian male athletes in order to compete in the Men’s U23 World Championships, which are hosted every four years by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF). Players must be 22-years-of-age or younger to be eligible to compete.
Canada hosted the inaugural World Junior Championship in 1997 and went on to win the tournament. Four years later, in 2001, they won their second consecutive world championship title.
Team Canada is in pursuit of the podium once again as the country and the world celebrate the event’s return to the inaugural host city 20 years later.
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The junior men’s program works in conjunction with the senior men’s program and many junior athletes go on to compete with the Senior Men’s National Team.
Major International Successes
World Championships for Junior Men
- 2013 – 6th place – Adana, Turkey
- 2009 – 8th place – Paris, France
- 2005 – 6th place – Birmingham, Great Britain
- 2001 – Gold – Blumenau, Brazil
- 1997 – Gold – Toronto, Canada