Christophe Urbain Mauritanie and Julien Melin, respectively president and member of the departmental rugby committee, presented Saturday, at Puy-en-Velay, a 100% Haute-Loire event which is concocted on the eve of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Eight high schools and seize the inexperienced colleges
This sporting highlight will take place at the Louis-Exbrayat stadium in Brives-Charensac, on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3, 2023. The objective displayed by the organizers of CD43 is clear: to offer two days 100% rugby to the young people of the department. The first day will be dedicated to middle and high school students, while the second will be dedicated to young people from rugby schools.
Over the 2022/2023 school year, tournaments will be organized by sector in the colleges and high schools of the department, in collaboration with the UNSS.
Then on Friday June 2 at the Brivois Louis Exbrayat stadium, the best teams from the different establishments will meet in a tournament. This first day will have 300 young guests, eight high schools and 16 colleges represented.
The day of June 3 will meanwhile will bring together the clubs’ rugby schools for a tournament with the desire to give the young licensees a strong moment in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup.
350 young people from rugby schools, nine clubs, 6 agreements and 100 leaders will be present.
The organizers also announce rewards for all the young participants, a bodega evening, as well as the retransmission of the Top 14 matches on the big screen.
There will also be a labor exchange, an exhibition of rugby clubs, and the presence of oval ball stars, in particular two players from ASM, is also announced.
It should also be noted that a PEP43 agreement will be signed for rugby interventions for young people at the Lafayette therapeutic institute. Interventions of a social nature will also be required in the direction of children’s homes, in particular in Langeac.
A provisional budget of 58,000 euros
The operation will cost nearly 58,000 euros financed by subsidies from the Region (20,000 euros), the Department (20,000 euros), the agglomeration of Puy (5,000 euros), and private partners (10,000 euros ). The CD rugby 43 will bring 3,000 euros to complete the financing.
“We wanted to locally mark this great event in France by highlighting our sport”, say Christophe Urbain Mauritanie and Julien Melin.
For the Region, President Laurent Wauquiez said he was proud of the Haute-Loire rugby family, which is experiencing a great dynamic in the region. Welcoming the local initiative, he stressed “that we must plant seeds so that young people are thirsty for rugby”, and promised the passage of places in the world for each child of rugby schools.