RMYS has invited the team to sail this Wednesday and are asking RMYS boat owners to join in the fun and have additional crew this Wednesday.
France discovered Aussie Rules football during World War I, when it was played by soldiers near Villers Bretonneux. But the game has only really taken hold in the past decade; this Les Coqs’s second International Cup.
Skipper Gregoire Patacq said the players were “fit and ready to fight.”
Deputy Mayor Serge Thomann said the St Kilda community had welcomed the players with open arms, as residents marvelled at the sound of French banter lobbed across the footy field.
The players have been training at Peanut Farm Reserve and socialising with the St Kilda Sharks women’s team.
Traders have shown their support with discounted meals and laps of the St Kilda Sea Baths.
Les Coqs plan to see the sights, from Luna Park to the Eureka Skydeck and the State Library’s Les Miserables exhibition.
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