|Born||6 July 1976|
Nicole "Nikki" Hudson (née Mott) (born 6 July 1976) was an Australian Women's Field Hockey player. She was the captain of the Hockeyroos, Australia's national female team until her retirement from international hockey in 2009. She made her debut for Australia in 1993 and won gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her AHL team is the Queensland Scorchers.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she scored in Australia's first two games, scoring the second goal in an epic comeback to win 5-4 against Korea, and a skillful individual effort against Spain. The goal against Spain was her 98th international goal, in her 299th international appearance. Her 99th goal for Australia came against South Africa in the following match. The match was Hudson's 300th appearance for her country, as she became the first woman to play 300 international Hockey matches for Australia.
Nikki Hudson put her name to special editions of the Mazon Black Magic stick, featuring a special black and pink colour scheme.
Following her retirement from international hockey in 2009, Nikki was employed by One HD and Channel Ten for the women's hockey matches at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Dehli, and appeared on Good News Week in the leadup to the event as a cross-promotion.
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