Julien started his cricket career playing for Somerset within their youth development teams, from Under 13 to Under 19. He was selected to play in the Somerset Under 19 team aged only 15.
Having played at under 19 level for two seasons and in need of a fresh challenge, he decided to take up baseball, and in 1988 was selected to represent Great Britain U19 in the European Championships in Bordeaux, France, having only been playing baseball for six months. The following year he made his debut for the full Great Britain National Baseball Team aged only 19.
Julien represented Great Britain, as part of the British Olympic Squad in the European Championships in 1989 in Paris, France and in 1991 in Rome, Italy
Julien represented Great Britain as a pitcher between 1988-1992 and again in2002. During this period he also attended several professional tryouts with Major League Baseball teams including the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox and New York Mets.
He approached a number of US universities, with the intention of taking up a partial scholarship, however due to a lack of additional funding, was unable to take up any offers, instead opting to continue playing in the UK whilst attending Thames Valley University in London. Due to university and work commitments, he was unable to continue his Olympic baseball career, but made a brief return in 2002 pitching for the Great Britain Team in a qualification tournament in Stockholm, Sweden.
Having finished playing youth level county cricket in 1987, Julien returned to cricket as a player in 1996 and has played several seasons of premier league club cricket in various parts of the world, where both his fielding expertise and his extensice coaching experience has always made him a valuable asset to any team.
He continues to combine coaching & playing cricket with another passion of his, field hockey, wherever possible.
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