Nicky started archery at the age of eleven. By twelve she represented England as a junior.

In 2000 and 2001, Nicky represented Great Britain as a cadet at European Grand Prix’s. Nicky switched to the compound bow and represented Great Britain at the World University Games in 2005 and the World Archery Championships in 2006. Nicky’s senior Great Britain debut came in 2007, and she won her first individual international medal at the European Indoor Championships in 2008.

In 2009 Nicky became the first Britain to win a World Cup stage and ended the World Cup Series ranked 1st. 2010 was a fantastic year, in which she made 3 of the 4 World Cup stage gold medal finals, taking home two Silver and one Gold medal and was ranked number one in the world. She finished the season winning Individual and Team gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi - England's first archery gold medal at the Commonwealth Games for 28 years.

Compound archery is not an Olympic sport but recurve is, so Nicky switched back to the recurve bow she loved as a junior to pursue her Olympic dream. After 18 months of training, Nicky finished 5th in the GB selection shoot for London 2012 Olympic Games, with just the top three qualifying for the Games. Since 2014 Nicky has been competing regularly in the GB team at the European Championships, European Games, World Cups and World Championships. Having given everything, unfortunately she didn’t get to the Rio Olympics. She has absolutely no regrets about the time spent training towards her life long goal. It’s taught her so much about discipline, dealing with the highs and lows, working in a high performance environment and getting the best from herself; all skills Nicky is keen to pass on.