Back a Badger
- By: Nicky Lloyd
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/nicky-lloyd
My name is Nicky Lloyd and I'm an ultimate frisbee player living in Cape Town, South Africa. I'll be raising money so that I can represent South Africa at the Worlds Ultimate Frisbee tournament in the Netherlands from 11th - 18th July 2020 (https://www.2020wugc.com/)
My husband starting playing the sport and found a community of amazing people who subsequently loved and supported us as he was diagnosed, and eventually succumbed, to colon cancer in 2015. I have been playing since 2016 and have not only found this incredible community to be a new family through such a tough time, but the sport itself has had a significant impact on me.
I have worked hard to be the best athlete I can be and in October 2019 I was honoured to be chosen to represent South Africa as a Honey Badger (the official SA team - follow us at https://www.instagram.com/rsawugcmixed/?hl=en) in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands in July 2020.
As it is still a growing sport in South Africa, there is very little funding for it, so any support I could get to help me fund go to this international tournament would mean so much!
For me to have the finances to go and compete at this level is not only fulfilling a personal dream of representing South Africa in the sport I love, but also about honouring the amazing man and community who have made such a significant impact on my life.
Three donors names will be drawn at random to receive a 2hr photo shoot of their choice with me to say thank you for your generosity. To see what shoots are available please go to www.nickylloyd.co.za.