Working hard to expand horizons
JORDAN GERRANS Federation Tahitienne Football Americain last year.
The Australian squad played two games on the trip, which was aimed to assist Tahiti with the development of their very first national team, while American Samoa were also invited to the festival, which is also aimed at assisting the growth of the sport in the Oceania Region.
Farrar is in his third season of playing the game in the Far North and said he loved the opportunity.
“It was an amazing experi- ence getting to wear the Australian colours,” Farrar said.
“To be able to play at a higher level was certainly an eye-opener. I learnt a lot of new things that I have tried to bring back to Cairns Gridiron.”
The Falcons recorded a convincing 26-0 victory over the Townsville Cyclones last Saturday.
“Chris plays both linebacker on defence and running back or fullback on offence for us and has extensive gridiron experience having played in multiple states and also for the Australian National team in a friendly match in Tahiti last June,” Falcons coach David Tibbetts said. “His calm and poise brings a confidence to the team, especially in-game.”
The Cyclones host the fifth game of the seven-game series this afternoon in Townsville and Farrar thinks the Falcons can win the series.
“We have three more games and if we are able to continue to play the way we did in game four, I think we can come away with the title at the end of it all,” Farrar said.
BIG HIT: The Cyclones’ Liam LaBlanche gets taken down by the Falcons’ Owen Rodgers, Vito Fermo and Chris Farrar Picture: ALIX SWEENEY