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Elsie Albert Partner Steph Hancock On And Off The Field


Elsie Albert and Steph Hancock were teammates for the Dragons during the 2020 NRL Women's season.
Elsie Albert and Steph Hancock were teammates for the Dragons during the 2020 NRL Women's season.( Source : facebook )

Elsie Albert and Steph Hancock are partners on the field but not off the field; they are close friends but not romantically involved with each other.

Albert and Steph spent 2020 together as teammates for the Dragons, but they weren't dating; likewise, they don't share children. However, Hancock has a gorgeous daughter named Manaia Lovett.

Furthermore, they no longer play for the same team as the 40-year-old rugby league player retired from representative following the match against Maroons and NSW at Sunshine Coast Stadium in November 2020.

However, Elsie is 26 and still active as a strong player, and she has been playing as a prop in the NRL Women's Premiership for St. George Illawarra since September 2020. Furthermore, the athlete also captains the Papua New Guinea national team.

Who Is Elsie Albert Partner?

Elise has remained professional and shared minimal intel relating to her romantic life; thus, the athlete has not yet introduced her partner to the media.

The rugby league footballer has maintained a private Instagram account and shares the posts she made with only limited followers. Similarly, she hasn't any pictures of her sweetheart on her Facebook account.

Thus, the 26-year-old athlete has only shared her achievements and journey with her admirers; she is very dedicated to her games and works hard to give her best to help her team reach the top.

Elsie Albert Relationship With Steph Hancock On And Off The Field

Albert and Hancock are former teammates who played for the St George Illawarra Dragons in the 2020 NRL Women's season.

They bonded while playing for the Dragons and shared a few pictures; however, the athletes never declared dating one another through social media or other platforms.

 Elsie Albert photographed with her teammates from the St George Illawarra Dragons.
Elsie Albert photographed with her teammates from the St George Illawarra Dragons. ( Source : instagram )

Elise and Steph also spent the end of 2020 on an adventure date, and the 40-year-old footballer shared the video compilation of the moment they shared on her Instagram @stephhancock8.

However, Hancock has a partner named Monique Lovett; she always tags Monique while sharing pictures of her daughter. Thus, the former teammates share a close bond but are not in a relationship.

Does Elsie Albert Have Children?

Albert is in her mid-20s and hasn't welcomed a child, as far as we know, since she has never brought one to the public.

The athlete is unmarried and has not announced holding a baby in her belly; however, her former teammate Steph Hancock has a gorgeous daughter, Manaia Lovett.

Steph Hancock celebrated her daughter's graduation at Yarrabilba State School.
Steph Hancock celebrated her daughter's graduation at Yarrabilba State School. ( Source : instagram )

Steph is a proud mom, and Manaia often attends her mother's matches to support her; furthermore, Lovett also plays netball. She graduated from Yarrabilba State School in 2020 with an Excellence Award for P.E.

Elsie Albert Family Background

Elsie was born to her beloved parents in Nipa Rural LLG, Papua New Guinea, on the 20th of May 1996.

Growing up in Nipa, she was afraid of telling her mom and dad about her rugby league achievements; she even dodged her dad's call for months following her fame.

The athlete got nurtured in a culture where women stay home and look after the family, and she became aware of girls playing rugby league in 2017. Thus, her parents weren't happy about her playing the sport. 

However, momma and papa Albert have now become their daughter's biggest fans and support, and she has the nation supporting her. They watch her match from home and provide feedback.

Elsie Advocates For Change Through Rugby 

The Nipa native Elise is the first homegrown player to crack the NRLW after signing with the Dragons in 2020.

The athlete is helping to change long-established sporting and social norms in Papua New Guinea; she has been the voice of women of her hometown who wants to pursue an athletic career like her. 

Elsie Albert plays as a prop for the St. George Illawarra and captains the Papua New Guinea national team.
Elsie Albert plays as a prop for the St. George Illawarra and captains the Papua New Guinea national team. ( Source : rnz )

The rugby league player has been contributing to switching the perceptions towards the women's game. Furthermore, she visits the small clubs to run coaching clinics when she returns home.

She has also inspired young women to get the most out of life and pursue healthy activities. Likewise, the athlete is pleased to witness how the changing perceptions of women playing rugby league in Papua New Guinea of men supporting girls, coaching them, and not limiting them to do household chores.