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John Carey of Currajong with players from the French Rugby League team

THE FRENCH Rugby League side took time out from their busy schedule to have morning tea with participants from Currajong Disability Services this week ahead of their mouth-watering clash with the crème de la creme of the Western Region. (France went on and won the clash 22-20 over Western at Jock Colley Field in Parkes).

The French, who boast Super League and top flight experience, were more than glad to interact, chat to and play with participants in a number of football passing games and it wasn’t long before Currajong clients soon took centre stage.

“The Chanticleers have had a jam packed promotional schedule since arriving in Parkes last weekend with Currajong being one of our most important,” said team manager Tas Baitieri.

“We’ve had visits to Peak Hill, Trundle, Forbes and Manildra during our four day stop in the region.

“Yet it’s moments like this that will live long in the memories of our squad,” Tas said.

Currajong’s Timbo Wheeler echoed the sentiments of the French.

“I think it’s great they came and saw us,” said Timbo Wheeler of Currajong.

“It makes us feel special.

“They are really good people and we liked having morning tea with them and playing footy games,” he said.

No doubt that the memories will live in the minds of our Currajong participants too!

“Our guys loved it!” said Indigo Kriedemann.

“They all had a blast and most love their footy.

“So meeting these stars is a big thing for our participants,” Indigo said.

Bonjour Chanticleers and thank you for taking time out to visit us and we can’t wait to do it all again soon!