Arinn Young

Arinn Young


Arinn Young has always been passionate about basketball. When knee injuries prevented her from playing stand up basketball in 2011, family friend and wheelchair basketball coach, Max MacMillan pushed Young to give wheelchair basketball a try.

A strong player in stand up ball, where she won over 15 MVP awards and two city championships, Young immediately fell in love with the wheelchair sport, describing it as more positive than the stand up game. At home under the basket, she helped lead her club team, the Edmonton Inferno, to a Canadian Women’s Championship in 2013. Young loves the aggression of the game, which she says pumps her up.

As a first time player on the Sr. National Team, Young says the opportunity to wear the Team Canada jersey means the world to her.

 “To put on a jersey that represents your country inspires me to become a great player. It is truly a dream of mine to represent Canada,” Young says.

Career Highlights

2014 - Won Gold at World Championship in Toronto… 2014 - 3rd place at Junior National Championship with Team Alberta & named female tournament MVP in Edmonton, Alta. (domestic)… 2013 - 1st place at CWBL Women’s Championship with Edmonton Inferno & named All-Star in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…


Off the court, Young coaches a Grade 9 stand up basketball team and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Notable International Results

  • 2014 – 1st – World Championship


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Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 5
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 2