Volleyball Canada


Canada competing in China for final Paralympic Qualifier

The athletes listed below are competing at the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Final Qualifiers currently underway in Dali, China. From April 3 to 10, 2024, this tournament is the last chance for teams to secure a spot at the Paris Paralympic Games.

Canada’s men’s sitting team is currently ranked 13th in the world. Following the round robin play, the top two teams will head to the finals, from which the winner will be granted the last berth to the Paralympic Games.

The Canadian women's sitting team, already qualified for Paris, are not part of this tournament.


#2        Mikael Bartholdy (Calgary)

#5        Nasif Chowdhury (Toronto)

#6        Bryce Foster (Thunder Bay)

#7        Doug Learoyd (Calgary) captain

#9        Andrew Tucker (Toronto)

#11       José Rebelo (Montreal)

#13       Dariusz Symonowicz (Toronto)

#14       Connor Compton (Calgary)

#19       Jason Beaman (Calgary)

#20       Jesse Buckingham (Toronto)


Head Coach: Jeff Smith (Grande Prairie)

Assistant Coach: Taylor Dyer (Lloydminster)

Assistant Coach:  Tristan Simmonds (Kelowna)

Therapist: Dr. Blair Murphy (Calgary)

Manager:  Matheus Braz (Gatineau)


Schedule and Tournament Information:


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Photo courtesy of World ParaVolley