International News - Austria launches first women's blind football national team in Europe

Austria has made history by officially announcing the creation of its women’s blind football national team – the first in Europe.

Austria joins Japan and Argentina on the international scene, with other countries about to launch their teams in the run up to two key events on the calendar for women’s blind football next year.

Veteran player Bettina Sulyok already made blind football history two years ago when she captained the Austrian mixed national team at the 2018 Euro Challenge Cup in Krakow, Poland.

The main goal of the newly-formed team right now is to take part in international tournaments and events, such as the IBSA international women's camp and games in Hereford, England, in July 2021.

On the field, the team is led by the experienced Bettina Sulyok, while goalkeeper Tanja Hengl ensures safety at the back. 

Team is coached by Joe Steinlechner.