Elliott Chenan, a former player of Pia and Baho in Elite 2, has been on an adventure in Australia since June. spoke to L'Indépendant.
Elliott trains with the Chenan Blackhawks, the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Queensland Cup and the Ingham Herbert River Crushers in First Grade (Division 4).
Elliot Zenon's plan to move to Australia was sparked by his brother Tanguy, a player for the Catalan Dragons. After two seasons of Elite 2 and Geckos, Elliott decided it was the right time to try an Australian adventure. A meeting between his brother and former Saint-Estève player Stephen Robinson accelerated the process. Stephen Robinson asked him to join a club called Jindabyne. Elliot applied for a visa and decided to leave in June to live the human, social and sporting experience in Australia.
Elliot Zenon currently works at Modulines, a kitchen furniture factory in North Queensland. At sporting level, he trains six times a week between the field and the gym, sharing between two clubs: the Ingham Herbert River Crushers in First Grade and the Townsville Blackhawks in the Queensland Cup. With the season starting in early March, Elliott can expect an opportunity to play with the Blackhawks at some point.
When asked about the possibility of joining the NRL, Elliot Zenon was realistic, acknowledging the level required to play in a major competition. For now, he's enjoying his routine in Australia, exploring the region on weekends and adjusting to life away from France.
Although he misses family, friends and French food, Elliott is not feeling the bloat and plans to extend his stay in Australia based on his sporting performance and involvement in the team.
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