Player’s Bio

Leah Welstead

Hometown: Wallaroo, SA
Started playing hockey at 4 years old
Playing History: Played for SA since U12’s. Played for the Suns in 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018. U21 National Junior Squad 2013 – 2017. Won Premierships for Port Adelaide from 2011 – 2018. SASI Scholarship 2010 – 2018. Hockey SA B&F 2016 & 2017.
Favourite Sporting Moment: Winning premierships with my Port Adelaide girls have been some of my favourite sporting moments. In 2012 Port Adelaide took home the flags for Premier League and Metro 1 Men and Women – that was a pretty special day to be a part of!
What do you do in your spare time? Outside of work and study, I tend to nap or catch up with friends.
Favourite music/band/currently listening too? Whatever random Spotify playlist I’m feeling on the day
Your biggest fan: My mum
All Time Favourite Movie: Juno
What is your hockey dream? To win gold with Adelaide Fire in the first Hockey One League!
What inspires you? The Adelaide Fire group is a pretty inspiring bunch!
Work/Study: Almost finished studying my Bachelor of Health and Medical Science while working casually as a Recruitment Officer for a clinical trial company.
Thing that annoys you the most: Loud chewing
Funniest teammate: Emily Grist always has some jokes up her sleeve

Toughest Competition in Hockey One? NSW Pride, Brisbane Blaze and Hockey Club Melbourne are always tough oppositions, but I think Canberra Chill will be a bit of a dark horse
What team will the Fire smash? Hopefully all of them!