Unique insight into women’s rugby in Jordan
Following the recent celebration of International Women’s Day, many Asian women were inspired by the stories Asia Rugby highlighted to celebrate.
One woman, Farah Ghanman, reached out to Asia Rugby to share her story of how rugby has changed her life in Jordan.
My name is Farah Ghanma, and I am currently a senior in high school. I want to share my Rugby story with you.
I have always been into individual sports, such as mountain biking, tennis, swimming etc but I never had the chance to know what it felt like to be in a team. Until, that was, I became a member of the first female rugby team in Jordan, which was founded in 2017. This is when I knew that rugby is truly the sport that was meant for me.
Rugby thus far has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I founded an all-female rugby team in my school here in Jordan, which is currently the only all-female rugby team in all schools of Jordan.
I was also their coach for their first semester in school. In December of 2018, I got my Level 1 Rugby Coaching certificate, and now, I am ready to contribute greatly for the future of youth coaches here in Jordan!
I had the chance to be interviewed on National television with my coach, just to encourage more girls here in Jordan to join this beautiful sport that revolves around nothing but values – values that make us better human beings.
I wanted to share my story because I aim to empower more and more females around the world, and encourage them to join this sport that has never failed to empower me.
And on the behalf of Jordan Rugby, I am so excited to reveal to you a glimpse of the unique stories of Jordanian Rugby players, as Jordan Rugby is evolving and becoming prosperous by the day.