France’s Aix En Provence Argonautes Sign Dable, Sejean

The Aix en Provence Argonautes in France obviously plan to celebrate their 30th anniversary in style in 2016  as they have announced the signing of two all star players in wide receiver/kick returner Anthony Dable and defensive back Sébastien Sejean.

The team finished the regular season in second place in the French standings only to be eliminated in the semifinals by the Thonon Black Panthers thus falling short of their goal of capturing France’s championship crown.

France - Team France - Dable

The 6’5″ , 215 lb, 27 year old Dable is coming off a superb season winning his second straight German Bowl with the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions and the Eurobowl while also helping France to a fourth place finish in the IFAF World Championships. He joins Aix en Provence where he will also continue his education at the University of Provence.

Widely considered one of the most dangerous receivers and returners in Europe, Dable returns to France after spending the past three seasons in the German top league with the Lions and also one season with the Berlin Rebels (2013). Prior to that Dable played for three years with Grenoble of the French league.

Defensive back Sébastien Sejean (6’3″, 220 lb) signs with the Argonautes after spending the past three seasons playing for the Dresden Monarchs, helping lead one of the best defenses in the league to two straight semifinal berths in Germany. Prior to that, he spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Amiens Spartiates in France’s top division.

France - Argonautes - Sebastien Sejean

Sejean helped Canada’s Laval University win back to back Vanier Cups emblematic of college football supremacy in Canada. He then signed with the St Louis Rams playing the entire 2008 preseason and spent two years on the practice squad for the Rams.

With his speed and versatility, he has been a mainstay on the French national team for 11 years helping Team France to a third place finish at the 2014 European Championships and fourth in the 2015 World Championships.


Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.