By Writing Alençon
Published on 30 Dec 20 at 12:02
In the Sarthoise city of Arçonnay, the table tennis club has nothing however reward from the licensees: an tailored construction, excessive degree competitors tables and really encouraging outcomes from the groups at the numerous departmental and regional championships.
Jean-Marc Collin, the president, struggles all through the years to acquire grants and the partnership of sponsors. At the time of the wave that impacts all sports activities golf equipment, he asks for sturdy gestures from the highest authorities. The sustainability of sports activities associations is at stake.
A hope of restoration
The club workers are crossing their fingers for a restoration at the begin of the yr, particularly for younger folks. “At the start of the September academic year, we offered new young hopefuls four free sessions to test their abilities. The confinement endangered the continuation of activities ”. Eight younger folks have been approached for membership in the club.
“If all goes as planned, the resumption is scheduled for January 6 for the table tennis school.” Gérard Garcia, the secretary, will contact the dad and mom to search out out about their enrollment selections. “Depending on the number of players who will take a license, our trainer who comes from Le Mans, will provide the first lessons of the year”.
The resumption of coaching for adults is about for January 21. “The championships could resume on February 5”, continues the president who considers the 2020-2021 season as a clean yr.
Jean-Marc Collin ensures that barrier gestures are in place with table spacing, route of motion, provision of gel, everlasting disinfection of door handles and different equipment.
When will the support be given?
The president warns that with out sturdy aids, the lifetime of the club might endure.
“Players have paid for their licenses with activity that has been drastically reduced. It would be normal for a financial gesture to be applied to them ”.
Jean-Marc Collin has multiplied the letters on this route. “I wrote to the Sarthe committee, to the Pays-de-Loire league so that a strong gesture could be made. I have no response “. The president knows that he can count on his local financial partners but for him, a decision must be taken by the highest authorities.
“I ask for a gesture from the Government. The President of the Republic said that the executive would help associations and amateur sports. We are impatiently awaiting a gesture and above all a good distribution of aid between the Sarthois amateur clubs ”.
Jean-Marc Collin desires to be optimistic for the coming yr: “We are a tight-knit team that will not give up. While waiting for strong gestures, we must restore the confidence of the licensees ”.