Ash Nelson talks to a former teammate and Hockeyroos Captain Nikki Hudson who retired in 2009 with 303 caps for Australia — the second highest for a female hockey player. Nikki tells us how, despite her success, some of her biggest challenges were off the field. It's a candid conversation about the realities of being an elite athlete, of being on top of your game and a dependable team player, and then what happens when the applause dies down.She has now found what she believs is her calling farming 180 acres growing trees in NSW.  The Circle is brought to you by Cheata Sports Bras. For more conversations from the world of women's sports visit us at and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports. 

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