Birthdate

Sport(s)

Sitting Volleyball

Hometown

Carleton Place, ON

Classification

Anne Fergusson wears number seven and plays the position of attacker for the Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team. In February 2020 she helped Team Canada secure a spot for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo by winning gold at the World ParaVolley final qualification tournament in Halifax.

Fergusson has been a member of the team since 2013. She attended the 2019 and 2015 Parapan Am Games. Along with her teammates she won the bronze medal at the 2015 Parapan Am Games, allowing the team to make history as the first Canadian sitting volleyball team to qualify for a Paralympic Games. 

Growing up, Fergusson played any sport that was presented to her. In her teenage years she played badminton, soccer, track, basketball and volleyball at Carleton Place High School in Carleton Place, ON. In grade 12, one of her standing volleyball coaches (who had previously worked with Volleyball Canada) told her about the Paralympic sport of sitting volleyball. Fergusson was born without her left hand, making her eligible to play for Team Canada’s women’s team. She was put in contact with one of the Canadian women’s sitting volleyball coaches and given the opportunity to try the sport. Fergusson fell in love with sitting volleyball and has played ever since. 

In 2017, Fergusson graduated from Queens University with a degree in mechanical engineering. The same year she received the Game Plan Scholarship from Smith School of Business to attend their four-month graduate program. She graduated and received her diploma in the fall of 2017.

 In 2016, Fergusson was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by the Carleton Place mayor for her involvement with The War Amps. Today Fergusson remains a representative for The War Amps Child Amputee program and is a strong advocate for The War Amps Operation Legacy Program.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

Gold medal at the 2020 World ParaVolley qualifier tournament for the 2020 Paralympic Games… Bronze medal at the 2019 and 2015 Parapan Am Games… Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team member since 2013…

PERSONAL

Representative for The War Amp Child Amputee program… Advocate for The War Amps Operation Legacy Program… Has two siblings… Loves reading and doing anything outdoors… Nickname Annie… In 2017 received her graduate diploma from Smiths School of Business… In 2017 received the Game Plan Scholarship… In 2017 graduated from Queens University with a degree in mechanical engineering… In 2016 was presented with a certificate of recognition by the Carleton Place mayor… Played on the Carleton Place High School volleyball, badminton, basketball, track and soccer teams… Grew up on a farm outside Carleton Place… Was born without her right hand

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2019 Parapan Am Games – 3rd 
2015 Parapan Am Games – 3rd 

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals