Farhan Lalji is the Vancouver correspondent for SportsCentre, TSN's flagship sports news and information program.

Lalji, who joined TSN in 1997, covers the Canucks and Lions, as well as other sports stories in the Vancouver area.

Along with covering the Vancouver sports scene, Lalji has reported from some of the biggest sporting events in North America, including the Stanley Cup Final, NBA Finals, Grey Cup, MLB and NBA All-Star Games, golf's U.S. Open and PGA Championship, and the 2004, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games.

Born in Tanzania, Lalji moved to Vancouver at the age of four. His career in sports began at Simon Fraser University, where he served as the Sports Information Director from 1991-1994. Upon leaving SFU in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Lalji worked as a producer and reporter on the 'Sports Machine' at CKWX Radio in Vancouver. From 1995-1997, he was a sports and weekend news anchor for the CBC, before joining TSN.

Lalji continues to be extensively involved in developing and coaching football at the grassroots level in his home province – something he's done for the past 23 years. He is currently the head football coach at New Westminster Secondary School just outside Vancouver, and is the President of the British Columbia Secondary School Football Association Board of Directors.

For his efforts and contributions to his community, Lalji was named the 2009 Scholastic Provincial Coach of the Year at the BC Lions Orange Helmet Awards and was the 2004 runner-up for NFL Canada National Coach of the Year.

Follow Farhan on Twitter @FarhanLaljiTSN.

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