Athlete Profile

Tyla Flexman

Women's National Alumni

Nickname: Bird
Position: Midfield
Age: 29
Height: 170 cm
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Senior Caps: 70
1st Int'l Appearance: January 2009 in Ireland vs. Ireland
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Career Highlights

- 2008/ 2009 Canada West Player of the Year
- 2008/2009 Gail Wilson Award Winner
- 2008/2009 Finalist for Outstanding Graduating Female Athlete at UBC

Field Hockey Background

All three of my older sisters played field hockey in highschool so I naturally followed in their footsteps. I first started playing in grade 8 for Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. I've loved it ever since.

Coaches: Hash Kanjee, Krista Thompson, Sheena Scott, John McGillvray

Favourite Moment with Team Canada

In the dressing room before games I get to DJ our team pump-up music with my really cool am/fm stereo.

Proudest Moment

My proudest moment was representing Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Dehli, India. It was my first major games and I was so proud to be able to represent my country at such a large event.

My Life

I am the youngest of four, I have three older sisters who all played field hockey and are all avid runners. My mom and dad have both run numerous marathons and half-marathons.

My hobbies include cross country skiing, enjoying Salt Spring Island, emceeing weddings, dogs and anything involving peanut butter.

Currently I work part-time doing behavior intervention with an autistic child, and after my field hockey career I would like to pursue a masters in Public Health.


University: University of British Columbia (2008)

Degree/ Major: Bachelor of Human Kinetics

Languages: English, French

Advice for aspiring athletes...

Don't let success go to your head or failure go to your heart.

Role Model

Silken Laumann because of her outstanding athletic career, and her continued dedication to sport and charity's such as Right To Play.

Favourite Quote

"All that I can I will." - French proverb

Interesting Facts

1. I volunteer with the Beauty Night Society and run a program called Womyns Gym in Vancouver's Downtown East Side
2. I used to ski race for the Whistler Mountain Ski Club and competed in 2 Junior Whistler World Cups
3. In warm up before games I always pass with #14 Katie Baker

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    Dale Flexman comments on Canada's match vs. Argentina

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