|Full name Hedda Strand Gardsjord|
2002–2005 VCU Rams
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Name Hedda Gardsjord
|Playing position |
Height 1.68 m
|Date of birth (1982-06-28) 28 June 1982 (age 33)|
Current teams Norway women's national football team (Defender), Roa IL (#15 / Defender)
Hedda Strand Gardsjord (born 28 June 1982) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a right-back for Toppserien club Røa IL and the Norway national team.
In January 2009 Gardsjord debuted for the Norway women's national football team in a 5–1 defeat by rivals Sweden in Marbella. She was 26 years old and had never played for Norway's youth teams. Her national team chance came about when five club mates quit international football, following a furious bust-up with coach Bjarne Berntsen.
She was picked for Norway's UEFA Women's Euro 2009 squad and continued to be selected by Berntsen's replacement Eli Landsem. This included a place at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, where Gardsjord played twice as Norway crashed out in the first round. She took an indefinite break from the national team in early 2012, after struggling to balance the demands of travel and training with her other career as a landscape architect.