Athlete Profile

Iain Smythe

Men's National Team

Position: Forward
Age: 30
Height: 183 cm
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Senior Caps: 110
1st Int'l Appearance: 2009 in Surrey vs. India

Career Highlights

- 2010, 2011 Senior Nationals Championship Gold Medal

Field Hockey Background

I was very fortunate that my parents registered me into the Vancouver Hawks Spring season at 8 years old.

Former Teams: Servette H.C., Geneve, Switzerland

Coaches: Alan Brahmst, Robin D'Abreo

Favourite Moment with Team Canada

My friend and fellow team mate Rob Short’s inspiring and electrifying team speeches, sending clear messages that anything and everything is possible.

Proudest Moment

My first cap against India held at Tamanawis Field has been my proudest hockey moment to date because I was able to play in front of my parents, family and friends.

My Life

I am a middle child of three boys with a very loving and supportive family. My plan as of now is to follow my dream of playing for Team Canada while working towards my journeyman certificate as a Plumber and Contractor. I love exploring different parts of the world and have been very fortunate throughout my years to be able to experience various cultures.


University: British Columbia Institute of Technology

Languages: English

Advice for aspiring athletes...

The only one who can stop you from striving to be the best is you.

Role Model

My parents have been great role models and have always stuck by my side, supporting my dreams and desires.

Favourite Quote

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new" - Albert Einstein

Interesting Facts

1. I love being out on the water.
2. I will drive miles and miles to help a friend.
3. I am not perfect, I make mistake's to.

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