Brieann Baldock was born with occularcutaneous albinism which has caused her to be legally blind since birth. She has always loved playing sports and being active and it has always been a really important aspect in her life. Growing up she always played able body sports. At 16 she discovered goalball at an Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind event and she has been hooked ever since. That same winter she tried blind hockey and loved that too.
She is a member of the Alberta provincial goalball team. An alternate on the 2018 world championship team and the 2019 Parapan American Games team, she made the cut for her first Paralympic Games for Tokyo.
She credits a strong performance at the 2019 Vancouver Grand Slam Tournament in which Canada won the gold and dedication to training during the pandemic with helping her make the Tokyo team. In Edmonton, she usually trains with men’s national goalball team member Blair Nesbitt.
She made her national team debut in 2017 at the Pan Am goalball championships helping Canada to gold and a berth at the 2018 worlds.
She credits ASRAB for providing her with the opportunity to be involved in sports that can range from recreation to an elite athlete level.
Gold medal at 2019 Vancouver Grand Slam… Alternate on the 2019 Parapan Am Games team and 2018 world championship team… Gold medal at 2017 Pan Am Championships.
Lives in Edmonton… Her mother Kelly Baldock is the president of the Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired.. Completing her bachelors in education at the University of Alberta… Has certificates in special needs teaching and child care from McEwen College…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
- 2019 Vancouver Grand Slam 1st
- 2017 Pan Am Championships 1st