Wheelchair Rugby


Parksville, BC


Trevor Hirschfield is the co-captain of Team Canada and is widely considered to be one of the best low-point players in the world. He was originally introduced to wheelchair rugby thanks to the sport’s co-inventor, Duncan Campbell, who was his recreation therapist at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, BC.

Hirschfield made the national team in 2006 and became the co-captain in 2012. On the court, he is known for his intelligence and his ability to “play up” and guard athletes with a higher point value. These talents have earned him several World Championship All Star awards, as well as become the first low-point player to ever be named IPC Athlete of the Month. 

Despite having achieved much success within the sport, Trevor still believes that his career highlight has yet to happen. He’s eager and firmly committed to leading Team Canada back to the top of the wheelchair rugby world and his sights are firmly set on the 2021 Paralympic Games.   

Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016)… Helped Canada to gold and a Paralympic Games berth at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games and silver at the 2019 Parapan Am Games… In 2020 he was named a recipient of the Fueling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE™) Program from Petro- Canada as a coach for up-and-coming wheelchair rugby player Brandon Perger 

PERSONAL Hirschfield lives in Parksville with his wife Lisa and two children… Injured in car accident at age 16 and paralyzed below the neck…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS 2019 Parapan American Games 2nd

2018 World Championships 6th 

2016 Paralympic Games 4th 

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 

2014 World Championships 2nd 

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd 

2008 Paralympic Games 3rd 

2006 World Championships 3rd   

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

1 silver medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2012 Summer
London, England
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals