“This Friday morning, Fleury Loiret Handball confirmed to the French Handball Federation’s Competition Organizing Committee and to the Palente Besançon Handball club that it would not travel this weekend to play the match scheduled in the part of the 7th day of the Women’s Handball League”. The press release posted on the Panthères de Fleury website is laconic and says everything about the club. Unable to meet his debts, Fleury throws in the towel sportingly and financially.
It is the end of this soap opera which, to tell the truth, was beyond doubt. On November 17, the metropolis of Orléans decided to do not grant the 100,000 euros
exceptional subsidies requested by the club. At the same time, this brought down the 50,000 euros promised by both the Region and the Department. He should therefore have had a miracle to find these missing 200,000 euros urgently.and the miracle did not take place.
The judicial liquidation will be examined on November 30
This Friday, November 25 in the morning, the Fleurissois leaders have therefore taken steps with the Orleans Commercial Court to have the club liquidated: it should be chosen next Wednesday, November 30. The Panthers, champions of France in 2015, finalists of the European Cup Winners’ Cup the same year, ceased to exist. There remains the amateur reserve, which will evolve in National One, the 3rd division of women’s handball, and which will be able to continue its championship.
During a press conference with the mayor of Fleury-les-Aubrais, the leaders of Fleury Loiret Handball had expressed their bitterness
, accusing the president of the metropolis of Orléans, Serge Grouard, of not having kept his promises and to condemn an emblematic club of women’s sport. This one had replied explaining that “The community had been looking for months for a solution to avoid the club filing for bankruptcy”, and by denouncing outrageous remarks.
In addition to the match in Besançon, for which the Panthères de Fleury forfeited, the next home game on December 4 at the Palais des Sports in Orléans is also canceled, the club manager warns that tickets will no longer be on sale. The Fleury club has 16 employees.