“Renewal”, the key word during the Châtenoy Rugby Club AG on Friday 8th July.

The players of the Châtenoy club have been instrumental in the club’s revival and growth.

A general meeting that many association presidents dream of as the club’s boardroom was packed with an impressive number of players, coaches, parents of rugby school children. A first for this club, whose leaders are doing everything they can to continue the revival of rugby in Châtenoy.

It’s impressive this world on a GA, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen that Said Henri Lombard, sports assistant who was present at this meeting. Jean M. De Micheli, President of the WHO, Xavier Merle, President of CODEP, Philippe Leger, elected from the League and representative of President Jean-François Contant (excused) were also present at this General Assembly.

Some important issues in the bylaws have been changed to provide more guarantees to the club.

Secretary Jean-Claude Reynaud: “We have passed the refresh of the new Articles of Association, the strengths of which are as follows:

– CRC name exclusively for the club after submitting the name, logo and acronym to the INPI. No one may use this “company name” except the association and without its permission.

– Election of the Board of Directors every 4 years with reference to the Olympic year. Next extension 2024

– The executive office consists of either a president and a vice-president or two co-presidents, a secretary, a treasurer

– The Management Board consists of all executives.

Adoption of rules of procedure reminding of the payment of contributions by all members of the association and the idea of ​​respect for the people and property entrusted to them. »

Activity report by secretary Jean-Claude Reynaud

Jean Claude Reynaud: We had a full sports season…. or almost, which was a relief for us to be able to practice our sport, also with not too much bad weather, apart from the game in Auxonne, where it was better (like me) to be on the bus than on and at the edges of the field.

The senior team played 17 territorial championship games and 2 friendlies (Verdun sur le Doubs and Ils sur Tille).

The territorial “championship” was something I would say “people” in that it was announced in a Group C form with 2 pools of 8 clubs and a pool of 7, only to be converted to Brewing Pools a few days later, to determine the 4 levels of the series… so we played 8 games at Brassage and placed ourselves in the 2nd regional series (out of 4 currently), missing the 1st series by a point or two in the standings, still 6 wins at Scored 2 losses (against our friends and neighbors of the Givry-Cheilly Accords).

In the qualifying group of the 2nd series we played 7 games out of 8, ie 5 wins with 2 losses, both against Bourbon-Lancy, who will also beat us 16 to 20 in the final in Beaune, after a very good game and a rejection try , that might have changed the situation…. A season that had started on October 17, 2021 and ended on May 7, 2022, so 7 effective months on the calendar, but at a rate of two games a month, or even three in March 2022, it’s not very motivating from a sporting point of view when you have the end of the year in all this… »

The secretary urged the association to revise the calendar in order to plan for the season. For him it is important to make rugby profitable and to attract or return players, whether senior or junior, but also at the level of basic education that Rugby School is.

With regard to training, the steering committee will consider one or more training options for the Federal Optimization Certificate for categories over 18 years of age. “A rugby school has been reborn at the CRC for this 2021-2022 season. Certainly not with an overstaffed workforce. At the start we had a good fifteen girls and boys.”

The club had the will to create a rugby school, as it had done at a certain time, combining the directors of the primary schools of Châtenoy le Royal with the rugby tango Chalonnais intervening in these schools, the league that supported the project with various authorities and materially the City of Châtenoy le Royal and of course the CRC.

René Chambaz was kind enough to put on the crampons every Wednesday and Saturday morning to initially look after the children alone, then the parents came to his aid and one of them, Ludovic Devlieger, became the manager.

Club management met with Chalon club technical director Christophe Cabadaïs and Chalonnaise rugby school manager Sylvain Guyon to finalize the operation for the 2022-2023 season. In the schools of Châtenoy le Royal, but also in Saint Rémy, an educational project is set up, managed by the RTC and its teams of apprentices with professional qualifications. They also have the task of making known that rugby is present in Châtenoy le Royal for 5 to 10 year olds. The older ones from 11 years of age are referred to the RTC under CRC license if possible and with the consent of the parents. A baby rugby level (5/6 years old) is open to the club. U8 and U10 teams will take turns training in Châtenoy and Chalon, depending on the current workforce, just to prove that two-partner rugby has its place in the Chalonnais.

6 U12 and U14 players developed at RTC under CRC license last season.

We have scheduled Brevet Fédéral Baby and Brevet Fédéral Initiation training for the 2022-2023 season. added the secretary.

Schools will be towed away at the beginning of the school year.

Other activities of the CRC: Participation in the monthly meetings of the municipal sports office. Attending a CODEP 71 meeting in Givry is undoubtedly a first! Participation in the evening of the WHO Sport Trophies. Participated in the WHO inter-associative pétanque competition.

A rugby animation during the Bodeg’Arts Festival organized by the Banda Desperados de Châtenoy.

The CRC organized two events: the flea market on June 12, 2022 and the so-called year-end day with oysters, snails etc. on December 4, 2021.

The secretary thanked the players and managers for their trust.

I’m happy to see that the CRC has regained its colors, thanks to all of you players, coaches and managers, let them shine even more next season. Welcome to new licensees and leaders, you are joining a club of friends who love to play rugby, with pleasure, as true amateurs if you get my meaning. Thank you for the past season and thank you in advance for the ones you will offer usr,” concluded Jean-Claude Reynaud, club secretary.

Financial Report by Treasurer Paquerette Calon

One point that the members gathered at this working group are eagerly awaiting is the status of the association’s accounts. Treasurer Paquerette Calon provided a flawless presentation of the accounts which were closed on June 30, 2022

It turns out that the accounts health for this year-end 2021/2022 season is still green, proving that good management can quickly bring money back into the treasury. A healthy cash flow not only satisfies those in charge, but also the players, coaches, parents of the rugby school children and the community who have absolutely no interest in seeing a club disappear, especially when it is growing in membership like the CRC as its school grows and exports the image of the city when he plays outside.

Rugby school sport report by René Chambaz

René Chambaz gave his presentation on rugby school with his satisfaction at seeing the children’s champions in Group C in Autun. He thanked the parents for their involvement in the life of the rugby school, Ludovic who is very available and Sylvain Guyon from Chalon Club for his valuable help, not forgetting Jean-Claude Reynaud who is 100 per cent invested in the club and rugby school . A school where the little ones want to renew themselves next year, where they have fun and win. From the age of 4 to 10 these kids know they can move on because after rugby school there is still rugby and who knows you might see one develop and reach a high level. Filling the ranks is important to René Chambaz.

Moral Report by President Thomas Bouillot

In the speech of Thomas Bouillot, Co-President, the word “renewal” was used very often. Club ‘renewal’ after period of uncertainty, ‘renewal’ until end of agreement with St Firmin, ‘renewal’ with rugby school, ‘renewal’ with formation of Baby Rugby. He congratulated the players. He announced a new coach for the senior team, as well as Clément Raviot as fitness coach. Speaking to the players, he told them they had restarted the club and that he didn’t want to lose them, that recruitment wasn’t for it.

He recalled the previous management team and thanked them for the work done at the club. He also thanked the President of the WHO, the representative of the League, the President of CODEP and the representative of the municipality of Châtenoy for their presence and help in the development of rugby.

The club registers 19 new players or senior managers, taking into account departures or breaks the number of seniors recruited for 2022-2023 would currently be 45 players.

The President then gave the floor to the authorities present before launching a call for candidates to join the Steering Committee. We made six entries to the steering committee: Paquerette and Yohan Calon, Clément Raviot, Rann Van Der Stel, Mickaël Cléaux and Ludovic Devlieger
Then the board retired and the new board was elected: it consists of two co-presidents: Tony Pandrot and Thomas Bouillot, a secretary: Jean-Claude Reynaud and a treasurer: Paquerette Calon.

The contract will be awarded on Friday 15 July 2021.
The club was waiting for a wise decision: because of the opportunity to hire a reserve team at 12, to participate in the R2 regional championship.

The decision came on Monday 11th July and was announced to Thomas and Tony (the two Co-Presidents of the CRC) by the League’s President, Jean-François Contant. The CRC will play in R2 next season, a true return to honor promotion tier with 2 senior teams involved (R2 = Regional 2, second tier under Federal 3).

Senior training will resume on Friday 29 July 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Charréconduit stadium. For the rugby school, open to children aged 5 to 10, registration will be on Sunday 28 August 2022 or from Wednesday 7 September 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Forum des Associations de Châtenoy le Royal im Rugby Stadium 33 rue de Charreconducted.

The General Assembly ended, everyone gathered around a friendly buffet where discussions could continue.

C Cleaux

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