Alicia Powe Clap for Carers

Nurse Alicia Powe grateful for Clap for Carers

4th April

Swansea City Ladies captain Alicia Powe is used to balancing her career of being a full-time staff nurse with being skipper of the Welsh Premier Women’s League side, but has recently found herself helping the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic on the NHS frontline.

Working on a surgical ward which specialises in Maxillofacial and ear, nose and throat surgeries, the 30-year-old works closely within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure patients in need receive safe and effective care.

Powe who has played for Ian Owen’s side for 15 years since her move from Llanelli Ladies in 2004, has been a qualified nurse working in Morriston Hospital for over two years.

In a bid to show appreciation for NHS staff and key workers, millions of people across the country have been taking to doorsteps, balconies and windows at 8pm on Thursday evenings to show their gratitude for all workers dealing with the pandemic.

Alicia Powe.

It’s a gesture that is greatly and sincerely appreciated by Powe and her colleagues.

“It was a great gesture by everyone across the country to show their appreciation for what we do and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by all staff,” said the Swansea City Ladies skipper.

“All of the messages and support the NHS has received is exactly the boost we need at a time like this.

“It truly is amazing to feel the love from the entire nation.”