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Russian women brave injury for American Football glory in Europe

The Saint Petersburg Valkyries are Russia’s leading women’s American football team. They play in the toughest championship in Europe, the Finnish League. This year they’re determined to win it.

With RTD, follow the Valkyries and their coach throughout the season; from practice sessions to overnight travel by bus to the last-minute upsets at electrifying games in Finland. 

Get to know the varied backgrounds of the cornerbacks and linewomen, and find out why playing this macho sport makes these young women so happy.