BRIGHT Tarryn < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 26 Apr 1983 in Durbanville, SAF
Height1.74 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages Afrikaans, English
Higher education Sports Science - Stellenbosch University: South Africa
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey at age 10 at primary school in Cape Town, South Africa.
Why this sport? Her mother played the sport and encouraged Bright to try it too.
Club / Team Western Province: South Africa
Name of coach Giles Bonnet [national]
Coach from which country? South Africa
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for South Africa
General Interest
Nicknames Tor Bruce, T (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010; spar.co.za, 30 Jun 2007)
Hero / Idol Australian hockey player Jamie Dwyer, South African politician Nelson Mandela. (Facebook page, 21 Sep 2012)
Injuries A knee cartilage injury caused her to miss most of the 2009 season. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Go for your dreams and never give up." (Facebook page, 21 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours She was named South Africa Hockey Women's Player of the Year in 2007 and 2011. (fih.ch, 03 Nov 2011)