The World University Games (FISU) got underway this weekend in Taipei, Taiwan. FISU is the second largest international sporting event behind he Olympic Games.
The Toronto Golden Jets placed five members on the team, four players and one staff.
Pictured from left to right are Mike Chapman, Paul Spooner, Andrei Velasevic and David Rapoport. The picture was taken at the Opening Ceremonies for the Games. Tomorrow the team faces off against South Africa and on Monday will play Serbia to complete the preliminary round robin phase (yesterday the wam fell to Hungary in its opening match).
Chapman and Spooner just graduated from the University of Toronto and were members of this year’s National Champions Jets senior men’s team. Velasevic (UofT) and Rapoport (George Brown College) are set to enter university next month and were members of the Jets U19 team that made it to the Final Four at the National Championships as well as playing on the Jets second senior men’s team.
Club Head Coach and Founder George Gross, Jr. (who took the picture) is the General Manager of the team and also received the Outstanding Coach Award at this year’s senior national championships.
Congratulations to Mike, Paul, Andrei and David for making the team!