Bordeaux Bombers

The Bordeaux Bombers are an Australian Football club based in Bordeaux, France. It is the sixth club in France to play Australian rules football, after the Tasmania Montivilliers, Paris Cockerels, Strasbourg Kangaroos, Senlis Razorbacks and Saint-Estève Saints.

Bordeaux Bombers
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Names
Full nameBordeaux Bombers Football Club
Nickname(s)The Bombers
2009 season
Club details
Founded2007
Colours  Black and   White
CompetitionUnion Française de Football Australien
CoachFrédéric Zohar
Captain(s)Frédéric Zohar
Ground(s)Chemin de Cantelaude, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, France
Other information
Official websiteBx Bombers

HistoryEdit

The Bordeaux Bombers were formed in November 2007 by player/coach Frédéric Zohar, who played for West Australian team Boxwood Hill Bombers in 2006 and returned to France inspired to form the Bordeaux Bombers with his two brothers. After several years playing on rugby fields with plastic side posts that would fall over, they won support from the regional government in the form of a dedicated oval.

  • In 2008 the Bombers took part in their first official competition, the French Cup in Paris (3rd out of 4 teams).
  • For their first year in the National French competition during the 2008/2009 season, they finish in last place behind Paris (champion), Strasbourg and Montpellier.
  • 4 July 2009 saw the second French National Cup being played in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles near Bordeaux on the first dedicated Australian Rule football oval in France. In total 6 teams took place in the competition (Paris Cokerels (victorious for the second consecutive year), Perpignan Tigers, Toulouse Crocodiles, Montpellier Fire Sharks and Strasbourg Kangaroos). The Bombers, after two pool matches just lost to Strasbourg and Perpignan, finishing 5th place after a victory after winning against Montpellier.
  • The hosting of the second championship of France proved to be a positive move. After obtained an official home ground, the Bombers have acquired the use of changing rooms and storage rooms. The number of registered players passed 15. The National French competition began with a victory against Toulouse Crocodiles, on 14 November 2009 (156–99) in spite of not being able to field a full strength side due to absences and the injuries. The second round confirmed their progress winning against Perpignan Tigers: Bombers 19.19(133) to 9.8(62).

Match statisticsEdit

  • Played 14 matches: 5 wins, 9 loss, 0 draw.
  • 841 points for.
  • 1005 points against.

TeamEdit

Bordeaux Bombers
Team Listing – 2009/2010
Coach : Frédéric Zohar
  Sébastien Bouic France
  Opajo Kaouma France
  Pierre-Alexandre Fouquet France
  Alban Schieber (C) France
  Yoan Alliot-Marty France
  Jean-Camille Foirien France
  Clément Camus France
  Pascal Ivorra France
  Loïc Besnard France
  Fabian Forest France
  Samuel Wete France
  Jean-Noël Waengene France
  Frédéric Zohar France
  Thierry Zohar France
  Loïc Raphaël France
  Kent Routen New Zealand
  Mike Foster Australia
  Philippe Zanotti France
  Mickaël Trividic France
  Julien Figuerola France
  Nicolas Vautrin France
  Antonin Berrodier France
(C) – Captain

French National Competition 2009/2010Edit

Week Opponent Location Date Score Best Goal Scores Best Players
1st   Toulouse Crocodiles Toulouse 14 November 2009 156–99 Laurent Coradin

Pascal Ivorra

Opajo Kaouma

Laurent Coradin

2nd   Perpignan Tigers Perpignan 12 December 2009 133–62 Loïc Besnard

Fred Zohar

Fashto Forest
3rd   Paris Cockerels Saint-Médard-en-Jalles 13 March 2010 11.10 (76) – 17.10 (113) Loïc Besnard

Fred Zohar

Pascal Ivorra

Loïc Besnard

4ème   Montpellier Fire Sharks Montpellier 3 April 2010 16.20 (116) – 5.10 (45) Loïc Besnard

Pascal Ivorra

Pascal Ivorra

Fashto Forest

5ème   Andorra Crows Saint-Médard-en-Jalles 15 May 2010

Placement Ladder 2009/2010

Place Team Played V N D Pp Pc Diff Points
1   Paris Cockerels 2 4 0 0 513 149 364+ 16
2   Bordeaux Bombers 4 3 0 1 481 319 162+ 12
3   Montpellier Fire Sharks 1 1 0 0 168 42 126+ 4
4   Toulouse Crocodiles 2 0 0 2 149 270 121- 0
5   Perpignan Tigers 2 0 0 2 104 301 197- 0
6   Andorra Crows 1 0 0 1 23 286 263- 0
Legend :W : Won, D : Drawn, L : Lost, Pf : Points for, Pa : points against, Diff. : différence de points.

French National Competition 2008/2009

Position Club Played Won Drawn Lost Pf Pa Diff Points
1st  Paris Cockerels 3 3 0 0 443 181 244,75% 12
2nd  Strasbourg Kangourous 3 2 0 1 266 237 112,24% 8
3rd  Montpellier Fire Sharks 3 1 0 2 236 298 79,19% 4
4th  Bordeaux Bombers 3 0 0 3 150 379 39,58% 0
Legend : Pf : Number of points for, Pa : Number of points against, Diff. : Points difference.

French Cup resultsEdit

Teams played & Results since 2007Edit

Club P W D P Pf Pa Diff First match Last match
  Cornellà Bocs 1 1 0 0 57 42 17+ 13 April 2008 (57–42) in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles 13 April 2008 (57–42) in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles
  Montpellier Fire Sharks 3 2 0 1 157 99 58+ 28 June 2008 (67–13) in Paris 4 July 2009 (36–18) in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles
  Paris Cockerels 2 0 0 2 63 268 205- 28 June 2008 (17–74) in Paris 9 May 2009 (46–194) in Paris
  Strasbourg Kangourous 3 0 0 3 106 192 86- 28 June 2008 (21–46) in Paris 4 July 2009 (35–39) in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles
  Toulouse Crocodiles 2 1 0 1 221 189 32+ 20 September 2009 (65–90) in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles 14 November 2009 (156–99) in Toulouse
  Perpignan Tigers 2 1 0 1 161 102 61+ 4 July 2009 (28–40) in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles 12 December 2009 (133–62) in Perpignan
TOTAL 13 5 0 8 765 892 127- 13 April 2008 (57–42) in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles 12 December 2009 (133–62) in Perpignan
Legend : P : Number of games played, W : number of games won, D : number of games drawns, L : Number of matches lost, Pf : Number of points for, Pa : Number of points against, Diff. : points difference.

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