Janine Beckie was born to parents Gary and Sheila Beckie in Colorado, United States.
She experienced the tragic loss of her father during her childhood, and her mother was the one who stepped up, being the sole reason behind Janine reaching the current stage.
Janine Beckie is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays for the Portland Thorns.
Beckie primarily plays as a forward and has represented the Canadian national team in various international competitions.
She has played for several clubs during her career, including the Houston Dash and Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States.
Furthermore, the forward has also played for Manchester City in the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) in England.
Janine Beckie Parents, Gary & Sheila
Janine Beckie was born to Canadian parents Gary and Sheila Beckie in Colorado, United States, on August 20, 1994.
She was raised alongside her three older siblings, Drew, Alysha, and Jenelle, in a family deeply passionate about sports.
Both parents played basketball, while all the siblings gravitated towards soccer.
All her siblings and parents were born in Saskatchewan, and the entire family moved to Colorado shortly before Janine’s birth.
Janine’s parents, Gary and Sheila, were former varsity basketball players at the University of Saskatchewan.
They relocated to the United States to facilitate Gary’s pursuit of a career in the oil and gas industry.
Tragically, Janine faced the loss of her father, Gary Beckie, who died due to skin cancer after a three-year battle when she was just seven years old in 2001.
She expressed that this loss significantly influenced her and her siblings, ultimately bringing them closer together.
Despite the challenges, their mother, Sheila Beckie, played a pivotal role in their upbringing, single-handedly raising all four children after her husband’s passing.
During the challenging times, Sheila had to secure employment, taking on house cleaning for a year.
Sheila obtained a master’s degree in counseling and is currently the academic and college counselor at Valor Christian High School.
Janine attributes much of her success to the strength demonstrated by her mother throughout their family’s journey.
Brother: Drew Beckie
Janine’s brother, Drew, excelled at Arapahoe High School and later at the University of Denver.
Between 2005 and 2006, he underwent training with various German Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga clubs.
Throughout his career, Drew has been a part of multiple teams, including Ottawa Fury, Carolina Railhawks, Jacksonville Armada, OKC Energy, El Paso Locomotive, and Atletico Ottawa.
Furthermore, he has represented Canada in various youth levels like U-17, U-20, and U-23.
While with the Columbus Crew, he received a call-up to the Canadian senior team.
However, he could not attend the call-up due to an injury, and to date, he has not had the opportunity to play for the senior team.