Ashleigh Nelson

Australian Hockey Player and Motivational Speaker

About Ashleigh

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Ashleigh at a glance…

  • Date of Birth: 5th March 1987
  • Hometown: Wagin, Western Australia
  • Height: 166cm
  • Coaches: Frank Murray and Adam Commens
  • Guilty pleasure: Peanut butter and/or nutella straight from the jar.
  • Favourite TV series: Grand Designs and Game of Thrones.
  • Most memorable hockey moment: Scoring a goal in the 2010 Com-monwealth Games gold medal match.
  • Aspirations after hockey: Travel to further Olympics and Commonwealth Games in a commentating/media role. Enhance the game of hockey and women in sport.

 

Awards and Career to Date

  • 205 games for Australia
  • 69 goals at international level
  • Hockeyroos leadership group 2013 – 2017
  • Australia’s leading goal scorer in 2010 & 2013
  • Gold at the 2014 Glasgow & 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
  • Silver at the 2014 & 2009 Champions Trophy
  • Silver at the 2014 World Cup, Holland
  • Silver at the 2013 World League Series, Tucuman
  • Represented Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games, London
  • Gold with the WA Diamonds in 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010
  • WA person of the year finalist – sports category 2015
  • Young person of the year finalist – leadership category 2016
  • Young alumna of the year – Curtin University 2015