21-year-old Rushna Khan, the goal-keeper of Pakistan’s women hockey team, has become the first female hockey player to be signed by a foreign club.
Sydney-based St George Randwick Hockey Club signed Rushna for a six-month season, which will start from April 15.
“I have been signed by the St. George Randwick Club for the season, and I will represent the club in various tournaments during the season,” said Rushna, who is also a graduate in Mass Communication from Kinnaird College of Lahore. Shemade her international debut for Pakistan in 2015 against India and since then she has represented Pakistan in six international matches.
“This (opportunity of playing league in Australia) would help me excel in my game and I will pass down what I learned to my teammates and fellow players when I am back,” Rushna stated.
“Players need opportunities, education and experience along with exposure to international standards,” she added.