Trevor Hirschfield

Trevor Hirschfield
Wheelchair rugby co-captain is a strong presence in the low post for Canada. (Dan Galbraith/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Trevor Hirschfield is the co-captain of Canada's wheelchair rugby team and is 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 G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Center.

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. He has also been named the Sport BC Athlete of the Year twice.

Last year, he became one of the first low-point players to be named an IPC Athlete of the Month. As a former marketing student at Kwantlen College, Hirschfield is interested in new media and fashion trends.

He has gained a loyal Instagram following for his "alternative" biographies of his teammates. Hirschfield's sense of humour was also on display in the lead-up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, when he starred with teammate Travis Murao in the blog "Wheelchair Rugby Talk With Trev N' Trav."

Career highlights

Although he was won countless All Star Awards and was named the Sport BC Athlete of the Year With a Disability, Hirschfield says that his career highlight hasn't happened yet. After getting a taste of gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games, he is hungry for a gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Courtesy of the Canadian Paralympic Committee