November 30th 2019 will forever be a significant date for Pacifique Treize, with the very first development clinic held at Stade Pentecost in Noumea. Headed up by Pacifique Treize Director Manuel Jalabert, the technical delivery of the session was conducted Damien Quinn who formerly played for French side Lezignan in the Elite One competition and also for Toowoomba Clydesdales and Wynnum Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup. Quinn is a highly touted coach in Australia and his experience in delivering the coaching session to eager players aged 15-17 was invaluable.
Commenting on his experience in Noumea, Quinn stated “It was great to be in Noumea and to work with these young players. There was certainly a lot of natural talent on display and I believe that with further education in the game these players and many more in New Caledonia will grow to love rugby league. The athleticism of the players suits the physical demands of rugby league and the Pacifique Treize development plans will further assist the players and the game as a whole move forward here”.