Canada has named its women's sitting volleyball squad for Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Canada's sitting volleyball squad for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics has been confirmed, with members of the Parapan American Games squad in 2019 returning to the fold.

Eleven players who won bronze in Lima are heading to Japan, including eight athletes who competed at Rio 2016 five years ago.

These are Angelena Dolezar, Danielle Ellis, Jennifer Oakes, Heidi Peters, Amber Skyrpan, Felicia Voss-Shafiq, Jolan Wong and Katelyn Wright.

Joining them are three Paralympic debutants - Anne Fergusson, Julie Kozun and Payden Vair.

"I feel so grateful to be a part of Canada's sitting volleyball programme heading to Tokyo 2020 for our second Paralympic Games," said team captain Ellis.

"I am so proud of the work that each one of us has done over the last five years and am so excited to compete against the best teams in the world, and show those teams that Canada means business. 

"We're ready to fight!"

Seven of the sitting volleyball players hail from the province of Alberta ©CDN Paralympics
Seven of the sitting volleyball players hail from the province of Alberta ©CDN Paralympics

Canada finished seventh at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in women's sitting volleyball.

The country earned its spot at the Games with a victory at the final qualification tournament on home soil in Halifax in February 2020.

Canada is ranked fifth in the world in women's sitting volleyball and are set to be joined by the United States, China, Italy, Brazil, Rwanda, Japan and the Russian Paralympic Committee.

"I am beyond proud to coach such a strong and resilient group of athletes who have continued to improve both physically and mentally despite the uncertainties of this past year," said women’s sitting volleyball head coach Nicole Ban.

Canada's men's team missed out on a spot at Tokyo 2020, finishing sixth in the final qualification tournament.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics is scheduled to take place from August 24 to September 5.