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France (master women)
|Selected questions from our interview with Priscilla Aubry and Inga Huille:
Talk us through the selection process for your team.
First selection training was organized beginning of December 2012: several players were motivated and excited in created the first French Women Master Team! Coaches had to make a selection, something difficult but interesting at the same time. During the first part of the selection, we had to perform physical and technical tests. A second selection training was done in February, more oriented on the game, to create the final team, the actual one! Coaches had to make the selection taken into account physical aspect, technical skills but also to have an homogeneity on the field.
How has your team's season gone so far? What tournaments have you played?
We've played two beach tournaments: one women only in Spain: Cremas Beach Challenge, and one open in France, Yes But Nau. The first one was quite interesting as it was a Women tournament. We finished 6/10 and we were able to identify what works well in the team and what we need to work. The second one in France was more difficult. As it was an Open tournament, we played against teams with few or no girls. We've made this choice to have a tournament in France, not so far, not so expensive and we though that even if it was an Open tournament, we are able to work on our strategy and team organisation. We were not so far to win 2 or 3 games but unfortunately, we didn't make it. Nevertheless, it was a great tournament and a good preparation for ECBU!!
Which teams are you looking forward to playing against the most in Spain and why?
As the Women Master division is a new one, we do not know the level of the others teams. We are only 4 teams, and only 3 national teams, so we are really looking forward to playing against Germany and Great Britain teams. Two teams that have a very good level in Women division so we expect the same in Women Master division!
What is your favourite beach tournament? Why?
If think for us, our favourite beach tournament is the Cremas Beach Challenge in Castelldefels. It is a Women tournament near Barcelona, and there is no lots of Women tournaments, and this one is well organized on a beautiful beach. We can do everything by walk, hotel, restaurants, beach.... Great tournament!|
Division: Women's Masters