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Kickin' It Local
why the move to America?
a sneak peak of a podcast Nicole did with Johnny Keko at Kickin' It Local. Johnny allowed Nicole to share her journey which included representing Junior/Young Matildas, playing for Kennesaw State University, hitting rock bottom after her second ACL, co-captaining a treble winning side at Salisbury Inter, and now coaching junior girls. to listen to the full episode, follow the link here https://open.spotify.com/episode/0WsKIPvX6Yd0CmsHxBllcx?si=3126d961b4cb4e13
Nicole Calder's 2022 WNPL Soccer Highlights
These are the highlights from Nicole Calder's 2022 Women's National Premier League season with Salisbury Inter Soccer Club located in South Australia. Nicole is primarily a central defender but was occasionally played as a striker when her team needed to win. The games are in chronological order, but with Nicole's goals showcased first. Nicole helped co-captain Salisbury Inter Soccer Club to finishing third in both the regular season and finals series. This is after achieving history for the club last year winning all three trophies. In regards to personal accolades, Nicole backed up her selection in the Football South Australia's Team of the Year by being selected again this year as a central defender. She also took home the club's Best and Fairest Award (as voted by the coaches each week) and Player's Player Award (as voted by her teammates). One of her best seasons to date, Nicole finished as the third leading goal scorer for her team and led her defence to the second best record in the league. For more information on Nicole as a person, please visit www.nicolecalder.com
Further insight into my struggles and recovery with Q&A from Flinders Flames
Questions: What was your hospital admission like? What did they treat you like? You said that you worked for a text service, did you work in a call centre, like being on the phone or was it just texting? I know you've said a lot about your mental struggles with getting injuries for soccer, did you ever find that games that you're not winning - you said that you guys lost the grand final - did that take a big mental toll on you as well? You started to speak about your training and you spoke about what module one was, but you didn't actually get to module two? What was the trigger between you thinking that no one gave you the respect that you deserved, which meant that you couldn't be the best that you could be, to being the person you are today which is clearly the person you've always wanted to be? How have you worked and who have you worked with to create the culture at Inter? If someone here just now is struggling, or if they know someone who is struggling, what would you suggest they do straight off? Was your partner a part of your soccer team? Do you think that created a difficult dynamic for you?
This is how quickly things can escalate to a point of no return
On August 17th, 2021 I shared my story with Flinders Flames Womens Football Club. Within this talk, I highlighted how quickly things can escalate to a point where suicide seems like the only option. I discuss my struggles with feeling like I didn't belong, my struggles with my sexuality, and tearing my ACL, not just once, but twice. This talk serves to further identify a need in society to equip individuals with skills of how to better support their friends and family, something I am actively trying to teach in the work I am doing. For more information, head to www.nicolecalder.com
My struggles with sexuality, not feeling good enough, and eventually suicide
This is my first ever publilc talk sharing my story and some of my struggles with suicide. In this talk I explain why the need for better equipped individuals is necessary - communication isn't key, comprehension is. Using my experiences, I explain how I asked for help, but because the people in my life didn't know how to respond (because they lacked the skills) my mental health ultimately declined. This is a call then, to start equipping every day humans like you and me with the skills to better support those who are struggling.
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