David “Handball” Lee


Handball Dave hails from lands of yonder and is of Peruvian descent. Dave joined the Twilighters in the Fall of 2019 playing in the front row, having not played rugby since secondary school.  He aspires to continue to learn the details of rugby, and to continue to contribute to the team/club as we grow older together. 

Dave gets his Handball moniker from his long 30+yrs service career to the sport of Olympic Team Handball, where he currently serves as the President of Handball Canada. Prior to joining the Canadian Handball ranks in 2009, Dave played semi-professional Handball in Germany and Switzerland, whilst completing his schooling in fields of Sports Therapy, and Chemical Physics.

When not sporting, Dave serves as a Research Physicist for Johnson & Johnson, and operates his own small-scale scientific consulting and design company. He is based at SFU where he has tenure as Research Staff allowing the Physics Department to tap into his expertise.

Although “Handball” sounds like he just escaped from the cast of “The Big Bang Theory” he has put his many skills to good use. Dave has made numerous cash donations to the club, brought his amazing baked ziti for post game hosting and assisted with the taping & medical services at our Sunday matches.  He has used his technical skills to update the Twilighter Website in 2021 which had been dormant since 2016, and presently serves as Secretary to the Twilighter Executive.

Man of the Match : 1
2023 Twilighter of the Year Award
2023 Shape Award
2022 Road Warrior