Rwanda Women in Slovenia

The Rwandan Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team traveled to Slovenia in early November to participate in invitational friendly matches with several teams who were competing at the 2015 ParaVolley Europe Sitting Volleyball Championships.  Their goal was to learn, and to prepare themselves for the Rio2016 Paralympic Games.


Rwanda Women in Slovenia

This past week was the European Championship Sitting Volleyball in Slovenia.  But there was also another special team present in Podcetrtek, Slovenia.  On November the 1st the Rwanda Women’s team came to Slovenia to prepare themselves for the Paralympics 2016.

Rwanda managed to qualify for Rio in July 2015 in a very close final against the Egyptian Women’s team.  But Rwanda were the African Champions and thereby automatically qualified for the Paralympics. It is the first African women’s team in history to participate at this level and we are looking forward to it.

Head coach Peter Karreman (The Netherlands) made a preparation program for the coming year, to prepare the team for their participation in Rio 2016.

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