Name: Alina Brosque
Originally from: Montevideo, Uruguay
Favourite team: Peñarol
Football Idol: Diego Godin
Fun Fact: Alina's Australian cousin, Alex, is a former professional football player, who is still the all-time top scorer for Sydney FC and was capped 21 times by the national team!!
I grew up in a very strong Zionist and Jewish community so I've always felt connected to Israel's history, language and people
''I started playing football at a very young age in Jazit Hanohar, the Zionist youth movement I was a part of, in Uruguay. For me, it was all about enjoying the sport with my friends, always for the fun of it. Since I finished my cycle in Jazit Hanoar, I had been looking for the opportunity to return to the sport, so I was glad when I came across Inter Aliyah Banot here in Israel.
''I grew up in a very strong Zionist and Jewish community so I've always felt connected to Israel's history, language and people. I was very excited to make Aliyah in 2018 and move to such a vibrant country, with people from different cultures and backgrounds, and I have felt at home since day one.
''I came to Israel having completed my first degree in Biochemistry in Uruguay, and did my master's in Tel Aviv University researching immunotherapy for brain cancer, and now I'm continuing for a PhD. I think Israel is a place that offers amazing opportunities, both for personal and professional development, especially in the field of science, so I genuinely feel that I'm in the right place.
''I heard about Inter Aliyah through my Uruguayan friends who play in the men's team. I always saw them enjoy both the sport and the sense of community that the team provides, so I was very excited when the Inter Aliyah Banot project started and joined right away.
''I think it is very special for Inter Aliyah to be able to connect Olim in Israel through sport, and I really like meeting new girls from all over the world every week while playing together and learning from our great coaches.