Each week AFL Europe is profiling a European player and finding out how they got into the great game of Aussie Rules and a bit about themselves. If you’d like a profile or know of someone who would, then email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a question sheet.
This week’s player profile is on French ruck, Coline Duquet. Coline first fell in love with the game of AFL on a study exchange in Sydney, Australia, where she played for the University side. She has been a member of the French national side for the past few years and this year represented France in both the AFL Europe Champions League and ANZAC Day clash in Villers-Bretonneux.
Coline picked up the nickname ‘Emu’ during her time in Australia and loves singing the French national anthem before her games for her country.
Well done Coline, best of luck for the rest of the season.
What position do you play?
AFL team you support:
Favourite AFL player:
How did you find out about AFL?
I studied in Sydney, Australia for a year and played a season with UTS
How long have you been playing for?
What is your memory of your first Aussie Rules game?
It was a preseason game in Sydney, really warm weather. They put me in the midfield and I didn’t know what I was doing but I felt really welcomed in the team and knew I would love it.
Best AFL moment?
Singing the French anthem with the French national team
Any other interesting information, quirky stories or interesting things about yourself?
At a training session in Sydney, the coach said “don’t bend over like emu” which made me laugh very hard because it sounded so Australian. My nickname there was emu.