Already severely impacted by the first spring confinement, the federal sector is once again primarily concerned by the one that has just started. If the financial aspect is obvious, the loss of licensees, with this new cessation of activity, directly endangers certain clubs for which the horizon is more than bleak.
Golf: “A decision that is difficult to understand”
As for Lezza’s course, the decision to cease all activity is difficult to pass according to Mohamed Benkortbi: ” The first spring confinement, but also a too short summer season, had financial repercussions. This is the main concern because in terms of licensees we have, rather, absorbed the shock well. Of course, the protection of human health cannot be discussed, but for Golf there are, all the same, parameters to be taken into consideration.
The Lezza course covers 16 hectares as much to say that golfers are very unlikely to find themselves neck and neck. In addition, it is a sport where everyone has their own equipment and balls. If we add to this the fact that we take all the necessary precautions at the level of the sanitary protocol, we have reason to ask many questions about this closure. In the human domain, this also poses obvious problems because we have many retirees and the practice of golf is a privileged moment of the day. After that, we are able to welcome people with a certificate of long-term affection and who need regular sport for their health. In any case we are in expectation “.
Judo: “Yet we did everything”
For Gilles Seydoux this new judgment is, in the same way, difficult to understand: ”For us, the fact of stopping our activity had immediate repercussions in terms of high-level practice because we were not able to go to the various championships in France. This is something detrimental for our licensees who have trained for many months to achieve their goal.
Quantitatively we did not have to suffer too much because we are, with a dozen licensees close, the same number of members as last season. In order to maintain this level, we have complied with all the sanitary instructions by disinfecting the carpet twelve times a week, making gel and masks available. We were able to have 25% of our licensees tested per week as requested. Despite everything, we must close. It is obvious that we live it rather badly, while at the same time, even if we can understand it, the lessons of PE are assured“.
Athletics: “Difficult to recover the licensees”
For Nicole Filippi, president of ASPV Athlétisme, also president of the Corsican Athletics League, the danger is obvious for the clubs: “The stadiums are closed in the federal environment, despite all the precautions taken. For our part, we are seeing an obvious drop in the number of redundants and this drop is also at the regional level. There is nevertheless a certain inconsistency in this device. There is a certainty, it will be difficult to recover the athletes who have had very few competitions and who no longer have any prospects. This is valid for young people, but also for adults. Someone should be able to explain to me why the ban on practicing applies to athletes who evolve, outside the infrastructures, in a particular environment where they are not likely to contaminate anyone. There is a real question about our future “.
— to corsematin.com