Their dream is to lead the women's team at the Olympic Games in #Rio2016. Amani are, Houyem and Omayma: playing in the Tunisian women's rugby team and are training hard to overcome the qualification phase. It happens in the small North African country, where there is only football. And where rugby is "pink."
And 'This is the rugby team to seven, a sport admitted for the first time at the Olympic Games. The goal is very ambitious, but we believe this team quite original.
"We suffered and we have made many sacrifices - says Amani, one of the national players - even with our families that we do not often see. We are often far from our families, from our suffering. Why should not we qualify? Why? No Teams who qualify are not better than us. we have the quality. we have twenty girls capable
The women's rugby section 7 was created in 2002, while the national team was born in 2005. She was champion of Africa in 2012 and participated in the World Cup in Russia in 2013.
Francis Crespo is the general manager of the Federation. "It is not always easy and it is not the state at the beginning: to find the level of girls, where we could find them? Then we tried, I saw our level and we were able to play at the World Cup in 2013. So I said we had the real potential. "
Tunisian women's rugby sevens team is the only team playing at this level across the Maghreb. And for the players it was not easy to establish itself in a predominantly male sport in a country traditionalist Muslim.
*source from AskaNews
*translated by MABA