- Age: 30
- Nationality: Portuguese
- Hometown: Portalegre
- Project participation: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Sofia started to play rugby in 2008. With her studies in Sports Science completed, coaching and playing rugby became an important part of her life, impacting on her decision to move to Dublin in 2014. Since then Sofia has been playing flanker for Old Belvedere.
Being selected as Player of the Year in CRU Portalegre and later in Caldas RC and winning the AIL (All Ireland League) in 2014 in Old Belvedere.
“I’m so looking forward to this expedition and to coach and share all the rugby values I have learnt over the years. I believe it will change people’s lives and this experience will definitely change mine.”