Martina Dramac has her sights set on the Champions League like her sister
Her older sister is an inspiration for a future in the game
Handball runs in the Dramac family, and it was thanks to her older sisters playing that Martina Dramac got started. Now the young Austrian player once again looks to her older sister Kristina, who plays Champions League for HC Lokomotiva Zagreb, for inspiration.
– My sister is my role model, says Martina.
7 Drops/WAT Atzgersdorf G14 fall behind in the first half against the Danish team Herning FH, but work their way into the match. At full-time it’s tied 11-11, forcing the match to extra time. Unfortunately, it’s not enough, and the Austrian side see their previously unbeaten run in the tournament come to an end. It’s not something that stops Martina Dramac, 12 years old, from looking ahead.
– First of all we console each other, then we try not to think too much about it because it’s just a match, says Martina.
It’s her first time at Partille Cup and she’s enjoying the chance to play against other teams and having fun together with her friends. Martina has been playing handball for most of her life.
– I have two sisters who play handball, so at five years old I thought ‘I also want to play’. I tried it, and liked it immediately, says Martina.
One of her sisters is Kristina Dramac, who plays for the Champions League club HC Lokomotiva Zagreb in Croatia. The 21-year-old also represents Austria at a national team level, and the nation was drawn in the same group as Sweden for the women’s World Cup.
– My sister is my role model because I would also like to play in the Champions League, says Martina.
What club she’s going to represent is less important, and at the moment she’s mostly excited about the prospect of playing handball and having fun. One day perhaps at a Champions League level.