Former rugby players return to Fujiyoshida [Part 1]

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Former rugby players return to Fujiyoshida [Part 1]


As an Olympic Host Town to France, Fujiyoshida City hosted the pre-tournament training camp for the France national female rugby sevens during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the France national team’s official training camp ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. In an effort to continue the legacy and friendship from both of these events, and to strengthen our ties ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France and 2024 Paris Olympics, the city invited two athletes who participated in the training camps here (Maxime Medard and Fanny Horta) to stay in Fujiyoshida for three days from July 28, 2022 through July 30, 2022 to engage with the local residents and participate in the Fuji Mountain Race and local school rugby club team practice sessions.

【Arakurayama Sengen Koen Park】

Checking out the view from the observation deck

Practically supermodels

【Official visit with the Mayor of Fujiyoshida】

Former France Rugby Sevens player Mr. Jeremy (left)
Former France Female Rugby Sevens player Ms. Fanny (right)

Former France national team player Mr. Maxime (left)
His wife クレマンス (right)

Fun with their interpreter

【Factory tour at HIkari Orimono and workshop】

Intense interest in the loom
Making original goshuincho temple stamp booklets

A concerned Fanny watching over clumsy Jeremy

【★Please see Part 2 from here



Fujiyoshida City Hall / City Planning Department / City Planning Division / Host Town Office
TEL: 0555-22-1353
(Japanese Inquiries only)


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