“When I was introduced to Right To Play I was reminded why I started playing beach volleyball in the first place. Being in the sand and competing playfully with friends always let me forget what was around me and gave me confidence and a safe space. Especially during my teenage years,when I was facing physicalchanges towards becoming a woman and felt the pressure of social expectations, it was my sport - me playing - that let me feel empowered.
I truly believe sport in all its facets makes you a better person, in body and mind. Supporting Right To Play allows me the opportunity to spread this message and to empower especially young girls to find their place and voice.”
Anouk Verge-Dépré started accompanying her parents to the courtside as a child and so discovered volleyball at a young age. Anouk spent her junior years at the volleyball club Köniz and played beach volleyball in the summer simultaneously. After her first NLA indoor season with Sm'Aesch Pfeffingen as an outside hitter, she switched to professional beach volleyball in 2011. Anouk particularly loves this sport because being part of a duo requires a high level of responsibility and is therefore both mentally and technically challenging. . Newly on the team with Joana Heidrich, she transitioned from blocker to defence - a wonderful example of how, given the chance, potential can be unleashed and amazing things can be achieved. As an Ambassador of Right To Play, Anouk is committed to empower girls to develop and succeed in life.