Australian Rules wins over French student HE may have started out as a backman, but Merrivale junior Pierre Segonds Pastemps grins as he hints that he wouldn't have objected to a run in attack.
The French exchange student has made his mark in the Tigers' under 17.5 team this season and, with just two matches before he returns to his hometown Clisson which he describes as a "little medieval village" near Nantes in the country's north west blue and white oakleys he is eager to finish on a high. Pierre, oakley sunglasses canada who arrived in Australia nine months ago, followed a friend over to the Warrnambool and District league club ahead of the 2017 season, keen to try his hand oakley crosshair 2.0 at the new sport. "We don't have it over in Europe," he said. "I was feeling blue oakley glasses really interested and my best mate Lewis Campbell Gavin, he was playing here and just said, 'Give it a go'. "It was pretty hard. It's a totally new sport, so you don't know any of the skills for it. You just go hard and try your best." The 17 year old soon had a grasp on how to kick the oval ball, a far cry from the round ball he was used to after nine years of playing soccer in France. He has developed an affinity for the Australian sport which he says he has enjoyed more than his native code and for his new home club. Having started in Year 11 at Brauer College last year and now progressed to Year 12, Pierre said the atmosphere at Merrivale Football Netball Club had drawn him in. "No one of us will try to shine by himself alone if you do shine, it's the whole group that does, the whole team that does it," he said. "That's something I really like about Merrivale." His coach James Fary said Pierre has been an eager student since joining his schoolmates at the Merrivale Recreation Reserve based club. "He's been pretty easy to coach; he came over not even understanding the rules, but he's really eager to learn," Fary said.
"The first night he trained, he had really good hand eye co ordination (and he's) keen to learn, asking a lot of questions." Fary started playing the lofty Frenchman in defence, seeing it as the ideal position to learn the game from, but with Tigers ruckman Micah Davies going down with a broken collarbone a few weeks ago, Pierre stepped up to fill the void. Real EstateJobsCarsNoticesPlace a Moyne AdPlace a Warrnambool AdTributesCelebrationsAg and Rural.
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