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Pools announced for Axios 2013 Euro Cup

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The pools have been announced for the 9-a-side Axios 2013 Euro Cup in Bordeaux, France, with 11 nations and the European Crusaders competing in a lightning tournament on September 21st.

Teams will compete in four groups of three teams each; the Groupe De Coubertin including Finland, Croatia and the Crusaders; Groupe Léo Lagrange with Ireland, France and Norway; Groupe Bérodier with England, Iceland and Catalunya; and Groupe Jackson with Italy, Spain and Austria.

Notable absentees include Germany, Denmark and Sweden, who chose not to send a side so soon after the full-field European Championships in Dublin. Other active leagues not represented include Scotland, Wales, Russia, Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Our team previews will continue to appear over the next week or two, with the England Dragonslayers the next to be featured.

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Pools announced for Axios 2013 Euro Cup
Authored by: Brett Northey on Sunday, September 15 2013 @ 09:04 am ACST

Can you tell us about the origin of the group names?

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
Pools announced for Axios 2013 Euro Cup
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Monday, September 16 2013 @ 03:12 am ACST

At least two of them are notable figures in French sporting history:

Pierre de Coubertin was the founder of the modern Olympics.

Léo Lagrange was a politician who supported sports development in the first half of the 20th century and has a national sporting movement named after him.

Bérodier and Jackson don't ring any bells for me though.

Pools announced for Axios 2013 Euro Cup
Authored by: CNFA on Monday, September 16 2013 @ 02:18 pm ACST

 Pierre de Coubertin was the founder of the modern olympics

Léo Lagrange was a sports minister in 1936 to the begining of the 2WW and died during a battle. He created and developed the concept of sports for everyone.

Antonin Bérodier was a young player from Bordeaux Bombers who died during a training on one of these field.

Daniel Jackson is a player of the Richmond Tigers and French AFL ambassador.

Pools announced for Axios 2013 Euro Cup
Authored by: Brett Northey on Monday, September 16 2013 @ 09:31 pm ACST

Thank you.  A nice touch to the tournament.

I hadn't heard about Bérodier, very sad.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN