By Mortagne-au-Perche editorial workers
Published on 29 Dec 20 at 8:32
Already used to partnerships with totally different institutions welcoming folks with disabilities, it’s fairly naturally and simply that the Mortagnaise Sporting Union (USM) of table tennis in Mortagne-au-Perche (Orne) obtained, throughout November 2020, the Norm’Handi label.
It thus turns into the first Ornais club, all sports activities mixed, to acquire it.
Collaboration with the EMI
Indeed, the club, created greater than 30 years in the past by Jean-Paul, now treasurer, has been establishing for years collaborations with notably, Mortagne Medico-Educational Institute (IME), to to incorporate folks with motor disabilities, in the world of sport.
An settlement between the two institutions even makes it potential to prepare programs with table tennis gamers, “Adapted sports days” and every year leisure licensees (who don’t compete) come from the IME.
“Normally, obtaining the label takes months, but for us, it was faster, we are known to the administrations (which give the label)”, specifies Jean-Paul, at all times humble regardless of his many actions to develop the club.
Frédéric Legeai, the president, provides: “It is a form of recognition of the work that we have been offering for years. You can claim the label once everything is in place. “The Caisse d’Epargne, via” Initiative solidaire Normandie “, donated € 250 for Norm’Handi.
The Mortagne club, which essentially advocates conviviality and pleasure, counts 56 licensees, aged 4 to 71, of which a third, or even 40% in some years, are women.
Fitping to discover
From departmental 4 to regional 4, six teams evolve, in competition or not. “35 are competing, the others are there for their leisure,” explains Jean-Paul.
Jean-Paul and Frédéric are doing everything they can to boost their club and make it attractive to everyone.
This is why they have put in place Fitping class, association of fitness and ping-pong. “We do cardio, weight training, zumba, etc. Sometimes by combining table tennis equipment, ”explains Frédéric, completely satisfied to have been in a position to recruit a brand new coach, after the retirement of the earlier one.
Children, too, can discover their place on this club, at the “Baby ping” which welcomes children from 4 to 7 years old, to allow you to learn the coordination of movements, in a always playful spirit.
Today, only young people (under 18) have resumed training, provided by Olivier. “We defined to the city corridor all the pieces we’re setting up to respect sanitary situations and the city corridor has accepted that we reopen,” explains Frédéric.
The supply of the label has been postponed, however the two accomplices strongly hope that the French junior and youngest championships, performed this 12 months in Alençon, will happen, and are already wanting ahead to collaborating in the group.