Hockeyroos goalkeeper Aleisha Power thrilled with international debut

Aleisha Power. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Aleisha Power. Photo: Martin Kennealey

MAYLANDS hockey goalkeeper Aleisha Power says her recent Hockeyroo debut was one of the best feelings she has ever experienced.

The 20-year-old, who is part of the Australian development squad, helped the Hockeyroos to win a three-test series against Japan in Adelaide from November 15 to 18.

Power said her international senior debut was “indescribable”.

“It was very emotional but I kind of soaked it all up,” she said.

“The highlight was probably singing the national anthem for the first time with everyone.

“My parents, my older brother and his girlfriend and my nephew came over.”

Power said her Hockeyroos teammates made her comfortable and gave her confidence during the series.

“The game intensity was quite higher than usual … they (Japan) was a very skilful and disciplined team but it was not anything that I was not used to,” she said.

“Obviously I’ve had a bit of involvement before but being part of the team and doing all the team stuff is different and I learned how the people are and the processes that go on behind the scenes.”

Power said she was doing casual training in preparation for an upcoming senior training camp in January, which she hoped to get selected for.