Italian club joins French DN2

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  1. langpark

    langpark First Grade

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    Italian club Saluzzo joins French DN2 after 15 months of discussions apparently.

    http://www.ffr13.fr/actualite-international/un-club-italien-integre-le-championnat-francais-de-dn2/


    Now, hopefully one of the French-speakers here can help out, one thing that's unclear to me, is this just a one-off tournament or is a regular league that they are joining? I see Saluzzo is very close to the French border, but because the alps are in between them, it's a 5-hour journey to reach the other teams in the group (Caumont and Ocriers d'Apt). So it doesn't seem feasible for them to be playing in this league.
     
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  2. Foreign Legion

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    great to hear
     
  3. adamkungl

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    DN2 is essentially 4th division?

    As i understand, the structure is

    Elite 1
    Elite 2
    Nationals: DN1 East - DN1 West
    Regionals: DN2 Aquitaine - DN2 LRMP (A, B, C grades + age divisions) - DN2 Paca (A,B grades + age divisions)

    From what I can gather there also is a a DN2 Ile de France region featuring teams from around Paris and Nantes?
     
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  4. yakstorm

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    DN2 is pretty much 4th division, although these guys are in DN2 B, so it's possibly closer to 5th division .

    Regardless, the standard of competition would be significantly higher than the FIRL competition and the season would be significantly longer.

    A great way to help this group of players improve and will hopefully lead to improved standards in the FIRL competition (as they'll be playing in both) and maybe a few Italian players being picked up in Elite 1 and 2.
     
  5. adamkungl

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    Yep stuff like this is key to improving national standards.

    If they're smart the Italians would schedule their shorter season to run before or after the French season, to allow their top talents to play in France then come back to the Italian comp.
     
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  6. miguel de cervantes

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    Have renewed their participation in DN2 this year.
     
  7. Ari Gold

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    Good news
     
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