21-year-old Rushna Khan, the goal-keeper of Pakistan’s women hockey team, has become  first female hockey player of the country to be signed by a foreign club for a season.

Rushna has been signed by Sydney-based St George Randwick Hockey Club for a six-month season, which starts on April 15.

She aspires to transfer her experience to fellow players after completing her debut foreign club stint.

Rushna Khan
Rushna Khan

Rushna made her international debut for Pakistan in 2015 against India and since then she has represented Pakistan in six international matches.

Rushna, who was also given the Pakistan Youth Icon award in 2015 , is hopeful that more opportunities for female athletes in Pakistan will come as female athletes of the country are equally talented as men.