Gerontakis re-signs with Lescure-Arthes

05 Jul 20, 8:59AM 0 Comments

Written by GRLA

Kold is hot to trot for the upcoming season in France

Former Attica Rhinos player Kostas Gerontakis has been re-signed by French Elite 2 club Lesure-Arthes for the 2020/21 season.

Gerontakis, who goes by the nickname of ‘Kold’ with team mates, made five appearances with the team in 2019/20 until the season was cut short by COVID-19.

While fellow Greeks Stefanos Bastas and Giannis Rousoglou (also playing in France) returned home, Gerontakis remained in the south of France where he found work in a local factory.

Commenting on the news, Lescure-Arthes head coach Fabien Denis said: “Kostas is a very dynamic and determined player. He responds well to instructions and his performances improve as a result. He is always dangerous in attack and is always giving his biggest effort for the team.”

Kostas Gerontakis playing in France

Gerontakis commented: “I am very happy they signed me for another season, because I was determined to remain in France and play at a higher standard. Despite being a great place to live, playing here in Elite 2 will give me a better chance of achieving my ultimate goal of playing in the national team. The World Cup in 2021 is a unique opportunity and anything I can do to help my chances of selection, I will do it.

“It (lockdown) has been a very lonely time for me. My Australian team-mate that I was sharing the flat with returned home so I was all alone. It was a difficult time, but I did my best to stay motivated and active. I was going for runs by myself almost every day. Living in a rural area certainly made that a bit easier.

During the lockdown period, most of the foreign players in France returned home. Gerontakis decided to stay on though in the hope that the club would re-sign him for the 2020/21 season.

“I want to thank Fabien and the club for showing faith and extending my contract. I love this club and I already feel like it’s my family.”

Season 2020/21 of Elite 2 is scheduled to kick off in September.

Be the first to comment on this article

Make a comment...

Our Valued Partners

European Championship logo X-league rugby league logo Cleveland Rugby League Brasil Rugby League Latin Heat Rugby League Logo Ghana Rugby League Serbia Rugby League Canada Rugby League Norway Rugby League Russian Rugby League Cameroon Rugby League Malta Rugby League Nigeria Rugby League Logo