It’s a life change that Mathilde Bacca (23 years old) will know. From the top of its 1m75, the Reunion left airwaves will for the first time, for handball, be found in Metropolis. While she has evolved so far with the Tamponnaise Handball Girls, the flagship club of 974, she is engaged for next season in Bourg-de-Péage. “It’s a little girl’s dream, I always wanted to play metropolis and become a professional. I was told that this year was decisive. Either I arrived, or I was arrested because I needed a change, I felt like I had seen everything in Reunion, ”she explains.
“This may be the beginning of a beautiful story.”
A metropolitan future that she still envisioned in March 2022 as a “dream” as she marked the spirits on the island. At that point she was picked up by Cathy Palma-Lafosse, La Réunion’s women’s selector for the JIOI (Indian Ocean Island Games) 2023.
For Camille Comte, the coach of the BDPDHB, this transfer has all the odds, which could lead to a beautiful story: “We think she is capable of crossing the steps in our club and in our system.” atypical training. With a little time and a specific accompaniment, Mathilde could make the big jump between Reunion regional handball to the highest metropolitan national level. This may be the beginning of a beautiful story. »
Next season, she will share the left wing with Marie Louis, who recently signed her first professional contract.