Billère Handball works on its local roots and receives Caen this Friday

Proligue – 11th day: Billère (9th, 10 pts) – Caen (6th, 12 pts) Friday November 25 at 8:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. last Wednesday. Jérémy Vergely and his band have just finished their session. Wisely lined up in single file, the HBCG kids come to have a poster, a balloon or a simple white sheet signed. For her part, Laetitia Belhartz,…

Proligue – 11th day: Billère (9th, 10 pts) – Caen (6th, 12 pts) Friday November 25 at 8:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. last Wednesday. Jérémy Vergely and his band have just finished their session. Wisely lined up in single file, the HBCG kids come to have a poster, a balloon or a simple white sheet signed. For her part, Laetitia Belhartz, president of the Gan club, collects the invitations reserved for licensees for this Friday’s match against Caen. In a few minutes, everyone will be in the cages for the traditional souvenir photo.

An improving image

Last season, it’s like that every Wednesday. Each time the BHB expands to Sporting, it relocates its session to Béarn. This year, Orthez, Bordes, Lasseube and Buros have already been visited by the pros from Billère. This time, it was in Gan, and each time, it’s the same thing. “Young people have eyes that shine, they approach and chat with players they will see play in real life two days later,” enthused General Manager Julien Olek, on the initiative of this seduction operation. Because there is a bit of that too. “We animate the network of the territory, we highlight the clubs, we keep, strengthen or create the link, but we also work to improve the image of Billère Handball. The BHB has long had the reputation of the great, somewhat cloistered in his ivory tower, which snubs the little ones. “This image has changed a lot. You just have to see how you are welcomed,” says the Director with satisfaction.

Sold out?

As a result, all the invitations distributed are honoured, and on match nights, the youth of neighboring clubs ensure the atmosphere in the stands which is changing better and better. This Friday, for the first time this season, we will not be far from playing sold out. Mei Horts Amassa! (Stronger together!) as the motto of the club announces. The performance achieved in the Aquitaine derby last weekend in Bordeaux (22-23) and the reopening of the brasserie are not unrelated either.

The game

A priori, we did not see Drakkars go up the Gave, nor anyone whistling calva while toasting with the skulls of the enemies. However, it is many Normans who land this Friday evening in Billère, with a reputation almost as solid as their illustrious ancestors.

The return of Théo Géhin

With 6 wins and 4 losses, the Caennais have so far done a little better than Billère (5V / 5D). Apart from their great success against Saran at the start of the season, the Normans, like the Béarnais, have so far only beaten teams that were behind them in the standings. Winners on the edge of Villeurbanne on the last day (28-27) after struggling to get rid of the red lantern Strasbourg, the men of Roch Bedos may not be in dazzling form, but they continue to win their matches, and on willingly imagine conquerors in Béarn. In any case, this is confirmed by their coach: “Just like Billère, we are trying to put as many teams as possible behind us before thinking of anything else. Our courses are quite similar, so we expect a balanced and difficult duel. »

An opposition that will give Béarn supporters the opportunity to see Théo Géhin, Joris Labro’s former understudy, again. The young goalkeeper had finally found playing time in preparation with the Vikings but a road accident and a thumb injury temporarily replaced him in the shadows. Returning to competition last week, he will be present at Sporting on Friday evening.

On the Billérois side, Daniel Deherme was careful not to sink into too much euphoria after the first away success of the season: “there is obviously satisfaction and collective pride, but also fatigue. From Monday, we made a point of mourning this victory to refocus on Caen and work on our attacking sector, which at times suffered in Bordeaux. »

With the Telethon this Friday

Billère Handball playing in Massy next weekend, the Telethon anticipates its action. Volunteers will be present at the Sporting to sell pancakes and the banners will be deployed in the Sporting d’Este.

The Billère and Caen groups

BILLER
Goalkeepers: Gouy (18), Labro (96)
Champion players: Cohn (3), Commenges (64), De la Salud (21), Doudeau (11), Epland (32), Gonzalez Diaz (20), Lefebvre (31), Mengon (15), Reig-Guillen (7), Ruffe (9), Tarrico (34), Tournellec (26), Vergely (13, cape)
Coach: Daniel Deherme
CAEN
Goalkeepers: Santos de Lima (16), Gehin (2)
Champion players: Abily (36), Adam (31), Allais (8), Crepel (30), Deschamps (29), Ermolenko (18), Jullian (34), Lakbi (93), Mancelle (10), Pereira (50), Poirot (90), Slassi (99, selection), Vedie (5)
Coach: Roch Bedos

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