Quick facts

Birthdate

October 15, 1991

Birthplace

Edmonton, AB

Residence

Edmonton, AB

Sport

Sitting Volleyball

Experience

Lima 2019

Toronto 2015

Austin Hinchey is the current captain of the Canadian national team, a position he has held since 2011. He started competing for Canada at age 15 when he attended the World Cup in 2007 for the National Standing Disabled Volleyball team. In the summer of 2010, he competed as part of the National Sitting Volleyball Team at the World Championships held in Oklahoma. He helped Canada to a bronze medal in sitting volleyball at the Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

Hinchey has also had a successful career in indoor volleyball (able-bodied) and was team captain for three seasons for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Ooks. He was named their MVP in 2012. In his fourth year, the finance student switched to the University of British Columbia where again he defied the odds to crack the roster for his final two years of college playing eligibility.