Jillian Macsween

Jillian MacSween


Jillian MacSween started playing goalball in 2009 and quickly rose to the elite level in 2010. Her grandfather inspired her to get involved in goalball at her high school where it was offered for visually-impaired students.

Sport has helped MacSween fulfill a dream; to her it represents the love of competition. Her greatest moment so far was winning the gold medal in Turkey at the 2011 IBSA World Championships and Games, which allowed her team to qualify for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

MacSween also competed in the 2010 World Goalball Championships and earned the Courage Canada Scholarship. She was a member of the Canadian women’s goalball team that won a bronze medal at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara.

Bob Mannen and Janice Dawson are two people who have influenced her throughout her sport career. Her motto to live by is, “You can always be better.”

Career Highlights

2011 and 2015 Parapan American Games…2012 Paralympic Games… 2010 World Championships…


Plays blind hockey for the Toronto Ice Owls…

Notable International Results

  • 2015 World Championships 3rd
  • 2012 Paralympic Games 5th  
  • 2011 Parapan American Games 3rd  


2015 Toronto Parapan AmsGoalballGoalball - Womenbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Goalball Goalball - Women 3
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Women 5