Aleisha Power plays for Hockeyroos interstate

Northam girl Aleisha Power represented the Hockeyroos at the International Festival of Hockey (IFH) last week and will be playing in the upcoming Test Match Series.

The WA Diamonds goalkeeper flew to Melbourne last week to play world number one and Rio Olympics silver medallists Netherlands as well as USA and Japan in Bendigo and Melbourne.

The Hockeyroos claimed third place in the festival after a 5-0 win over the United States.

She is now in Adelaide, training for the three-day Japan Series which starts on Wednesday night.

Power said it felt really good to be chosen for the festival and series.

“I was so happy,” she said. “Very relieved and very overwhelmed.”

“I was at work (when I found out) and someone texted me telling me to check my emails. 

“I checked and just started crying.”

Hockeyroos coach Paul Gaudoin said Power is an impressive player.

“Aleisha Power was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament at the Junior World Cup last year,” he said.

“She’s a very athletic and strong goalkeeper and we think she’s someone to keep an eye on for the future.”

He said the tournament was a great opportunity for the Australian athletes to play high quality teams. 

“We’re wanting to give people opportunity and exposure,” he said.

“Performances in the Australian Hockey League have allowed us to look at a few other people.”