Liam Stanley

Liam Stanley


Liam Stanley will make his national team debut in para-athletics at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. He qualified for the team in the T37 1500-m. Stanley is coached by one of Canada’s beat-ever marathon runners Bruce Deacon, a two-time Olympian.

Stanley is best-known as one of the star players on Canada’s national para-soccer team.  He was named the Canadian para-soccer player of the year in 2013 and 2014. He is known for his dedication and determination to improve as a player both on and off the field.

At the 2014 America Cup, his defensive abilities were instrumental in helping the team secure a fourth place finish and a berth at the 2015 CP World Championships.  Stanley was also a member of the 2015 CP world championship team that placed 10th in England.

Stanley made his Team Canada para-soccer debut in 2011 at age 14 in a 4-2 victory over the U.S. He participated in several sports as a youngster and was five years old when he started playing soccer for Bays United.


2015 Parapan American Games… 2015 CP World Championships… 2013 and 2014 Canadian para-soccer player of the year.


A stroke at birth left him with weakness on his right side… named the 2013 BC Youth Player of the Year


2015 Parapan American Games 4th

2015 CP World Championships 10th

2014 America Cup 4th

2013 Intercontinental Cup 10th

2013 Défi sportif 3rd


2016 Rio ParalympicsAthletics1500m - Mensilver


Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 2
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Football - 7-a-Side 7-a-Side - Men 4