FB Lisa Gomes
Nickname: Gomes
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Team Canada - Lisa Gomes, Detroit Dark AngelsYears Playing: 7 years
Height: 5’4 Weight: 180
Age: 26
Birthdate: March 12, 1991
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
High School: Chestermere High School
Favorite Sports Teams: New Olreans Saints, Calgary Rage
Hobbies: Weight Training, singing, eating peanut butter, Fishing, waterfall searching, roadtrips
Passions: Travelling, Sunrises/sunsets and the beach! I’m obsessed
Other Sports played: Rugby
How you got into football: Sports have always been a huge part of my life. I started playing rugby in high school and after I graduated I was introduced to football. I decided to give it a try and I fell in love with the game immediately. I started off my first season as a middle linebacker and I absolutely loved it. From there I was placed as a running back, playing both sides of the ball.
Pets: Milo (dog)Team Canada - Lisa Gomes, Detroit Dark Angels
Family: Barbara (Mom), Jim (Late Step-Dad), Kristina (Sister) & Lily (Niece)

Two Truths & a LIE!
— My mother was born in Aruba, the Caribbean
— My Father is from Guyana
— I have 19 tattoos

In Her Own Words:
I was born in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. My Mom was a single mom and always had me doing something physical. I was on a baseball team when I was maybe 5 years old and she put me in dances classes for many years. I lived in Calgary till I was about 9 years old when my Mom married my step dad and I moved to a small town outside of the city called Langdon. I played basketball and volleyball in my junior high years. I then moved to Chestermere High School come 9th grade. I played on the soccer team, the rugby team, the badminton team and I ran track and field.

Team Canada - Lisa Gomes, Detroit Dark AngelsRugby was my number one sports team, I was playing on a club team as well outside of school, for the Calgary Irish. When it came to Rugby my dad was my biggest fan! He came to every game he could. I remember that’s when I fell in love with weight training. How it made me feel and how much stronger and faster it made me — I loved the feeling. I lost my dad to lung cancer and I was not able to return to the game.

Then I was introduced to football. I was named captain one year and received offensive player of the year, 2 years in a row. I tried out as DB in 2010 for Team Canada my very first year and unfortunately did not make it to second round try outs. In the summer of 2016 I decided to try out for Team Canada again. I was then invited to the second round try outs held in December, I tried out as fullback.Team Canada - Lisa Gomes, Detroit Dark Angels

In that time frame I had made the decision to move to Toronto with my dog and that’s where I currently live. Moving here was a truly a great thing for me. I have learned to appreciate the little things in life, like detours that have an amazing view of the sun rising. I also fell in love with driving. I love travelling and being so close to the border is a blessing for road trips! I got to meet my long-lost half-brother Robbie and my Nephew Aydan as well. I like fishing with them all weekend and watching And Toronto Blue Jays games. I am just starting to become a baseball fan! But let be honest, football is number one now 🙂

In January 2017, I received an email that I made Team Canada. I remember calling my sister just crying my eyes out. I was so happy and she thought something bad had happened! It was a wonderful moment in my life. I currently play football with the Detroit Dark Angels because it is the closest woman’s tackle football team to Toronto.

Football is actually my life now. I wish I could have shared this with my Dad every day. I know he would have been proud of me and how far I have come. It’s not every day that you get to wear the Canadian logo and represent your country for all its worth.

See you all in BC!

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