Addalucia De Souza Nascimento
Addalucia de Souza Nascimento, a female rugby player from Teresina-PI in Brazil.
She started playing rugby in 2014, in a team that did not have a youth category, but that didn’t stop her from playing in the adult category. Addalucia participated in all regional and national competitions with the Delta Rugby Ufpi Rugby club.
At the age of 19, Addalucia was invited to train for the Brazilian team in the city of São José dos Campos-SP and went on to become the team captain at age 20. Here Addalucia, whilst playing rugby also took a course for refereeing and coaching to up her rugby knowledge.
In 2019, she was selected to train with Brazil’s Women’s 15’s team and in 2020 got the opportunity to finally compete in the XV game!
“Pain is acceptable, falling is acceptable, crying is acceptable, bleeding is acceptable. Not to surrender!” – Addalucia de Souza Nascimento