Newest FIT Member 'Hungary' for Success

May 13, 2011 @ 8:26 UTC

In 2009, just two years ago and at the age of 19, GödöllÅ''s Jeannette Balint joined the newly formed St. Istvans University women's Rugby team in Hungary. To get the girls used to playing with the oval ball (a weird shape that was different from the more common round one found throughout European countries), the University Rugby coach also entered the team in the Hungarian National Touch championships, & Jeannette quickly proved to be a natural at both sporting codes.

In 2009, just two years ago and at the age of 19, GödöllÅ''s Jeannette Balint joined the newly formed St. Istvans University women's Rugby team in Hungary. To get the girls used to playing with the oval ball (a weird shape that was different from the more common round one found throughout European countries), the University Rugby coach also entered the team in the Hungarian National Touch championships, & Jeannette quickly proved to be a natural at both sporting codes.

Jeannette (pictured) is a fast learner, very competitive and has a strong determination that no one will get past her in defence. At the end of 2010 Jeannette made a decision to concentrate on Touch, although she was selected in the Hungarian National Rugby team. It was the challenge of the game of Touch that was attractive to her. Jeannette found the skill set more innovative and yet simple to learn. She loves the fast paced, dynamic style of the game and the tactics involved. She is also able to apply her developing skills more frequently.

One of the rising stars of Hungarian Touch, Jeannette is proud to be part of the first Hungarian National Touch team and is really looking forward to representing her country at the 2011 Touch World Cup in Edinburgh.

Hungary expects to become the newest member of the Federation in May, just a month prior to TWC2011.

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