Have you missed playing American football since relocating across the Atlantic? If so, The Quarks, (Villebon – Longjumeau (91)) want to hear from you as they begin a recruitment drive for enthusiastic players of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Whether you’ve played before or never seen a game, Head Coach of the childrens’ team Cyril Le Brun says “we will welcome you, we’re eager to bring in more international players, so expats are very welcome to contact us”.
The Quarks club is composed of four teams, including:
- Youth Flag (from 6 to 13 years old 6 Girls and Boys) – Friendly matches and practice
- U16 – competitive games
- U19 – competitive games
- Senior Category – competitive games
There’s a category for everyone. Players are just asked to bring sensible clothing, football boots and water to training. The rest of the kit is provided by the team so you’ll be sure to have a sense of what American Football is like. At present the teams are mostly composed of French players, although they do have one expat in the team this’ll provide an opportunity to play a team sport but also make French friends with a common interest.
The Quarks (senior team) play their competitive (home) games at Parc des sports Langrenay and Longjumeau where they compete in the fourth division. Currently in 6th position with 3 points. This season’s goal is clear, “we want promotion” Cyril le Brun tells us.
The squad will be attending the Super Bowl party on 2nd February organised by Costco (Villebon) where Super Bowl food will be available for purchase. Although it is unknown at this stage if the public will have the opportunity to tackle the charismatic CEO Gary Swindell, he will surely have something up his sleeve to make it a special occasion for sports fans.
More information about the club can be found on their website.
If you missed our interview with the Costco management team in 2017 you can read it here