Assistant and Forwards Coach - Senior Women
Julien is our “import” assistant coach from the fair city of Agen, France (yes the same city where Taylor Paris plays!). Julien started his playing career at the tender age of 6 years old in Valence d’Agen. From there, he worked his way up the pathway to eventually play for Agen (at 16 years old) in their junior development program. He returned to his original club (Valence d’Agen) at the age of 21 to compete in the French 3rd division championship league. Julien’s best memory is winning the French University championships with his University in Agen.
Julien has extensive coaching experience, especially with female athletes. He has coached two high school girl’s teams in Quebec to provincial championships. In addition, he was an assistant coach with the Quebec City team senior women’s team and has been mentored by Canada’s successful NSW Fifteens coach, Francois Ratier, who took the NSW Fifteens team to its 2nd place finish in the RWC 2014.
He has been in Victoria for the last few years and continues to play some club rugby with CW. His partner, Karen Paquin, is one of the standout players on the NSW Sevens team and the Womens Sevens series.
Julien works for one of club players and mini coaches, Ed Knaggs at Home Energy Solutions.