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Tyla Flexman
  • Born: 07/16/1986
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 168cm
  • Weight: 65kg
  • Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

Club:

Meraloma Field Hockey Club

Languages spoken:

English and French

Idols (in sport or other):

Silken Laumann

Favourite activities outside of sport:

Cross country skiing, dog watching, sailing and listening to my am/fm stereo

Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):

Alana Flexman (June 7, 1978), Jennifer Flexman (June 7, 1978), Molly Flexman (November 11, 1982)

Pre-competition rituals / superstitions:

I always have a coffee before a game and my teamates and i listen to my portable stereo before every game, I’m the DJ and the team depends on me!

Training Location(s):

Vancouver, BC

Preferred sport events / Specialties:

Women’s Field Hockey

Coach(es):

Louis Mendonca, Paul Bundy

Senior national athlete since:

2008

Nickname (s):

Bird

College/ University (year graduated):

University of British Columbia, graduated in 2008

Focus of studies:

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Org./ charities supported:

Canadian Athletes Now Fund, Volunteers with Beauty Night Society and is the program coordinator for Womyns Gym (www.womynsgym.com)

Favourite movies / TV shows:

Mad Men, Arrested Development, Between two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis, Old School, The Hangover, The Fighter, Life is Beautiful

Favourite quote / motto:

All that I can, I will.

It would surprise you to know that I …:

Competed in the Junior World Whistler Cup when I ski raced for the Whistler Mountain Ski Club in
2001

National titles (include event, year):

2011, 2009 FHC Senior National Champions (Team BC); 2006, 2004 CIS National Champions
(UBC); 2005 Canada Summer Games Champions (Team BC)

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2012:

5th at 2010 Commonwealth Games, New Dehli, India
4th at World Cup Qualifier 2010 San Diego, USA

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2011:

2011 San Diego Series; 2011 Chile Tour; Champions Challenge II, Vienna (7th); 2011 4 Nations
Classic, Vancouver (3rd); 2011 Japan Series, Vancouver

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2010:

2010 Commonwealth Games, India (6th); 2010 Chile Series, Vancouver, BC; 2010 Canada-India
Cup, Surrey, BC; 2010 Ata Holding World Cup Qualifier, USA (4th); 2010 South American Tour

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2009:

2010 Chile Series, Vancouver, BC; 2010 Canada-India Cup, Surrey, BC

Major awards (ex. CDN Player of Year, Hall of Fame inductee):

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

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