MAYLANDS hockey goalkeeper Aleisha Power is excited to use her international experience at her third-straight Under-21 National Championships in July.
Power, who is on the WA Diamonds senior team, represented Australia at the Junior World Cup after impressing selectors at the Australian Hockey League held in Perth last year.
The Curtin University Hockey Club member said WA finished second at last year’s championships and hoped to reach the top four in 2017.
“I have got a lot of experience under my belt now compared to last year, hopefully I can have a great impact this year at the nationals,” Power said.
“It is a different team this year…there are a few people from last year, which always makes it easier when you are playing with your friends.
“We will always aim for top four and once we make top four, we will see how we go from there.”
Power said the competition was stronger compared to last year with a number of Australian Institute of Sport athletes set to pull on their state colours.
She said her training load would increase from once a week to three times a week in the coming weeks.
An 18-member WA team will join the men’s team at the championships in Wollongong, New South Wales in July.