Frauen Snowrugbyturnier in Tarvisio (Italien)
amstag 14.01. und Sonntag 15.01. Bericht: Victoria Flint
I am Victoria from America and already played Rugby back home. A few years ago I came to Europe and always looked for teams to play Rugby with.
Not long ago I played for the Valchirie team in Tarvisio, Italy. During this time I learned about a tournament that they have been hosting since 2013. It was the first time I heard about Snow Rugby. Since July 2015 I am part of the MRFC Ladies Rugby Team and I wanted the team to take part of this interesting Snow Rugby experience. So, finally in 2016, we managed to get a full squad of 10 MRFC players and coach to take part at the 2017 tournament.
The weather forecast for Tarvisio was abysmal for Snow Rugby during the week before the tournament. There was grass everywhere and the only snow was the artificial snow created for the ski slopes. But Thursday night before the tournament started, it snowed non-stop for 24 hours. It was as if the snow had been ordered just for the tournament, with approximately 25 centimeters of new snow. On top of the beautiful snow in -8 C weather, the sun shined on both Saturday and Sunday, for a picturesque weekend.
There were 10 women’s teams divided up into 2 pools.