Meet Finland’s ‘Line of Attack’

As we build up to the kick-off of #WECLeeds2019, Finland have begun releasing their roster photos, position by position – kicking it off with the heart of the team: The Offensive Line.

As the ‘Blue Lions’ shared:

It’s exactly one week to start the women’s championships! Let’s meet the team defending the European Championship, starting with the offensive line. OL Coach Mika Eloranta shared,

“The offensive line is a well-welded, positive crew that will cheer and encourage each other. The line is a wonderful mix of youthful enthusiasm and the calm of the experience and will certainly improve its performance towards the end of the tournament.”

Looking ahead to the games, Coach Eloranta recommends spectators pay particular attention to the left side of the line:

“Anni Alanko has risen to be one of the best offensive line talents in Europe. A rare mixture of size, speed, skill and strength, which is why many opponents most familiar view of her is looking up at her from the turf. Always happy and positive Anni is also an important factor in the creation of the battle spirit of the offence.”

📸: Linda Mustakari