Very early on, Nell left the dolls for what they were and it was the ball that made her heart beat faster as a 4-year-old. As it was still a year too early to start playing competitive football, it was just for fun at home in the garden. When it was finally allowed, it did not take long to think about it. No ballet or gymnastics, it would be football. It took a few years before Nell Van Dijck found her way to the goal (as a goalkeeper that is). Only when the U10 goalie fell out and her team had to look for another solution, Nell decided to help her team and replaced the absent goalie. That she was doing a good job was noticed by more people and she got the chance to develop this more and more. One moment, one choice, but to this day she hasn’t regretted it for one second.