CATALANS DRAGONS has been attracted by applications from people who want to drive the radio-controlled car of their tomorrow.
England fans have even said they will do it!
The Super League side has advertised that there will be three vehicle drivers delivering the tee for the upcoming season.
And although the position is voluntary, the French outfit already has dozens of people putting their names on the job.
The Catalan side insist registrants must be 16 or older, with the benefit of a free ticket to matches at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.
But the answer surprised everyone about last season’s Finals losers.
The majority of applicants are from the Perpignan area, where they are based, but that hasn’t stopped some backers on these shores from trying their luck.
A spokesman for the Catalan club told SunSport: “We have received hundreds of applications.
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“Most come from the local areas but we’ve had many England fans asking if we’ll cover the costs of the flights and provide accommodation for them to do so!”
Radio-controlled cars have been used at French sports grounds for years and even carry soccer balls for international matches.
However, they have not yet been adopted here.
When all is well, flying over to pilot a radio-controlled car will not be eligible for work reasons required to enter France.
However, the Government is likely to relax the rules, which means the Catalan and Toulouse teams will find it easier to travel to matches and British teams play across the English Channel.
Both clubs are likely to return to commercial flights after chartering the jet last season at a cost of almost £50,000 a time.
Dragons manager Steve McNamara was open to the idea of sticking with that plan after guiding his side to Old Trafford for the first time.
However, their financial situation and fixture list preventing them from being shared with Toulouse has caused it to revert to the old way of playing the game.
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/8168019/super-league-catalans-dragons-remote-control-car/ Catalans Dragons swamp Super League fans with applications for remote control car driving on match days