Saturday, December 9, 2023

‘I didn’t realise the physio was coming’: Blackheath’s female coach in the men’s game

'The camaraderie at Blackheath & Elthamians and togetherness is so special'

Nikki Lloyd is a rare case in hockey being a female coach in charge of a male team. In a sport which is not so traditionally dominated by males compared to others like football or rugby, the lack of women coaches is striking. This makes her achievements even more remarkable. 

Fighting off sexism, Nikki, 35, has led Blackheath & Elthamians men for the past three years while juggling a full-time job as an analyst in asset management and a semi-professional playing career of her own. 

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