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.
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.
World Championship for Junior Men
Canada hosted the inaugural world championship for junior men in 1997 and went on to win the tournament. Four years later, in 2001, the Canadian men won their second consecutive world championship title.?The 2017 Men’s U23 World Championship returned to Toronto and marked the 20-year anniversary since Canada hosted the inaugural event.
Major International Successes
- 2017 – 6th place – Toronto, Canada
- 2013 – 6th place – Adana, Turkey
- 2009 – 8th place – Paris, France
- 2005 – 6th place – Birmingham, Great Britain
- 2001 – Gold – Blumenau, Brazil
- 1997 – Gold – Toronto, Canada
Visit the Event Listing to see upcoming events for the Men’s U23 National Team.