Her excellent leadership skills towards her teammates, her professional commitment to the sport and her determination in the world of women’s Rugby were well rewarded when she was nominated as best player by the Portuguese Rugby Federation. We introduce to you the Portuguese captain of Sport Club do Porto, Catarina Ribeiro.
Catarina is not only a versatile 7’s, 15’s and 10’s rugby player but a lover of all rugby sport types, especially beach rugby. Her Beach Rugby Team has been the national champions of Portugal since 2017-2020.
She had an experience in Stade Toulousain in 2018/2019 and was crowned vice-champion of rugby sevens and rugby 15’s/XV in the TOP8 of France. Catarina’s best rugby achievement and memory, among others, was representing her country at the Olympic Qualifiers for World Rugby Sevens.
Catarina aims to maintain an active lifestyle and always looks for new challenges and The R10C will surely meet these standards. When she is not playing rugby she works as a personal trainer, rugby coach and a PE teacher amongst others.
We look forward to having Catarina not only as a player but as a role model for the Academy boys and girls that will also be participating at the R10C.