The European Freestyle Pro Tour recently released the news, that they welcome Hanna Poschinger as their new press officer. Dominique Peck, who ran this job in the previous years, will leave the EFPT in order to pursue university education in the field of Urban Design. Read more about Hanna, her education and her excitement for freestyle windsurfing. She definitly is a person, who likes the sport a lot and tries to push her level in each session. Let´s hope that she will have the same ambition in her new job as the EFPT press officer and help the tour to see a strong comeback in 2012.
EFPT: Hi Hanna, please introduce yourself.
Hanna Poschinger: I am 24 years old and I am living in Vienna. It was primarily the choice of my studies which brought me to this city a few years ago. I recently graduated from one of my study-programs which gave me a master-degree in health-care science. Additionally, I am still studying sports-science and participate in several education programs in the sport sector. To finance my living and my travels I started working as a shop assistant at Hangloose, Vienna four years ago. I always liked being part of a team of people, who are all really passionate about watersports and boardsports in general. I like this as it has kept me up to date concerning the windsurfing industry the whole time.
I started windsurfing six years ago at Lake Garda, Italy where I took my first lessons in basically no-wind conditions. I know this sounds really clichéd now but in the afternoon I saw some guys freestyling in Torbole and I knew that this was what I wanted to learn. The following winter I spent two weeks in El Yaque and got completely hooked to the sport.
Soon I found another reason to appreciate the city I live in now, as I can call Lake Neusiedl, which is only a 40 minutes drive away, my homespot.
EFPT: I know you are into freestyle windsurfing. Have you ever thought about taking part in an EFPT event?
Hanna Poschinger: I started freestyle windsurfing only 2 years ago and never considered myself good enough to compete on an international level and against guys only. I reckon more girls would get into EFPT events if a girls-seeding would be announced. This is because I consider challenging a fleet of male riders, as a girl, as a barrier to enter the contest.
Hanna will be based in Vienna, Austria where she´ll be taking care about public relations and assist EFPT CEO Harry Schaffrian. The EFPT will present it´s official calendar for 2012 just before the christmas holidays.
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