Red Deer's Trent Farebrother, left, is the head coach of the Canadian women's goalball team at the Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. (Contributed photo)

Team Canada goalball falls in first match at Paralympics

Red Deer coach is helping guide the group in Tokyo

Team Canada and Red Deer coach Trent Farebrother got off to a slow start in goalball at the Paralympics.

Canada lost its opening match 5-1 to the Russian Paralympic Committee on Wednesday in their opening game. In Game 2, Canada will square off against Israel. That match gets underway at 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Canada will play Australia on Friday night at 6 p.m. and finish round robin play Sunday at 11:45 p.m. against China.

Farebrother competed in the 1988 and 1992 Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea, and Barcelona, Spain, and also was part of a team that finished third at the World Cup of Goalball in 1990 in Calgary.

He played up until 2009 and then became a coach.