Francis Girard has an opportunity to approach his dream and he intends to seize the property. Saturday, the football player will travel to Ottawa to take part in free practice on Red and Black of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
The target for these players is to attract attention to get an invitation to the main camp of the Ontario team. Open to all, free practice will take place in the field of TD Place. “My dream is to earn my living with my sport, the athlete says 24-year-old from Laterriere. I go there with a cool head and I will give everything. ”
The Colossus of six feet, two inches and 300 pounds is a product Mustangs school Odyssee-Dominique-Racine / Lafontaine. He played two years with the Elks Cégep Garneau of Quebec, in the college system AAA. After putting his passion on hold, he played the last two years with the Montagnais, the senior football team in the region.
“By not having played university, some players are more prepared physically than I, suitable Francis Girard. I have a very good track record, except that I am perhaps more limited technically. ”
The offensive lineman spent the last 18 months as preparations for this professional test. He spends two hours a night in the gym to get ready. It gives also many credit her coach Martin Bergeron, at his side for 10 years.
“I’m not a guy who invests 50 percent, Francis Girard advance. When I have something in my head, I go to the bottom. I have no choice because I will be dealing with men Saturday. ”
While aware that the competition will be fierce in Ottawa on Sagueneen does not intend to watch the parade go by. He believes that at his age, the time is right to try his luck.
“Do not be too confident, but I know what to expect. I have already participated in the Team Canada training camp in senior so I know what I embarked. It’s bigger and caliber is higher, but I’m pretty confident of my talent. My preparation is good, I am in excellent physical condition and I have never been stronger in my life. I do not go away there making the sign. ”
The Red and Black Ottawa began its activities in the Canadian Football League in season 2014. Free trials have already taken place in Austin to Las Vegas, United States. A final session is scheduled for 21 May in Indianapolis. The regular CFL season starts June 23 with a duel between the Hamilton Tiger Cats and Toronto Argonauts.