Olympic Gold Medallist, Hockey
One of the most successful women’s hockey players in the game’s history, Nikki played in three Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and three World Cups.
About Nikki Hudson
One of the most successful women’s hockey players in the game’s history, Nikki Hudson played 303 games for Australia and scored 99 goals. Making her debut for the Australian team at only 17, Nikki grew into an integral team member and a 16 year veteran of the game, eventually captaining her team. She was the first ever player to reach the 300 game mark.
Nikki retired in 2009 after an outstanding career which saw her play in three Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and three World Cups, collecting four gold medals.
A career highlight for Nikki was winning a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where she was the tournament’s leading goal-scorer. She further underlined her International standing when she was named captain of the World XI by the International Federation of Hockey in 2006.
Conference Presentation: An Athlete’s Perspective on Successful Coaching
Nikki will share her experiences with various coaches throughout her career including the 16 years she was a member of the Hockeyroos. She will share her thoughts on what coaching techniques worked for our team and how some coaches can become more consistent with their coaching technique from an athlete’s point of view and how they can get the best out of their team and individual athlete.
After this presentation conference participants will:
- Have experienced a very honest insight into Nikki’s experiences with very different coaches including one of Australia’s most successful coaches- Ric Charlesworth.
- Learn how Nikki’s coaches got her to understand the tactics, the skills and how they helped her become a good player.
- Have an understanding about Nikki’s younger years as an inexperienced player and how she reacted to certain coaching compared to when she was close to the end of her career and the most experienced player in the team and also the captain of the team. These were very different experiences and you will find the comparisons very interesting.
- Friday, 25 October 2013, 9AM – 10:30AM AEST (UTC +1000)
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