Barbara Nelen


Barbara Nelen


Country Belgium


DOB 20th August, 1991

Gantoise HC

Belgium Red Panthers

Ritual Stick

Velocity 95

Career Highlights

  • Olympic Games 2012
  • European Silver Medal 2017
  • 2 x World Cups
  • 3 x Golden Stick Winner Belgium

Notes from the field

Hi, I’m Barbara, but people call me Babs. I started playing hockey at the age of 4 at Gantoise Hockey club (Belgium). I achieved my first international cap in 2010 and have played for the Red Panthers over 258 times since. I started my own business “Babs & Bulle” last year (2019). My future plan is to study again and become a teacher for young kids. When I am not working or playing hockey, I enjoy to be with my friends and family!

Barbara's Ritual

I always put my right shin-pad on first.