Handball. Pre-national: Tourlaville trusts the elders

CL Tourlaville (Manche), with standing: Romain Pautaire (coach), David Jourdain, Louis Lejeune, Maximilien Blot, Titouan Horel, Rodrigue Sébire, Florian Garnier, Carl Duporté (injured); squatting: Antoine Martineau, Benjamin Rose, Alexandre Legriffon, Nicolas Lavoine, Sébastien Jourdain. (©La Presse de la Manche)

During the evening of this Saturday, September 17, 2022the CL Tourlaville (delegated municipality of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Manche) started its 2022-2023 season with Eglantine by a serious victory (33-28) against the Upper Normans of Eu. “On a fact two good starts at each start of the period sums up Romain Pautaire, who also succeeded in his first steps as head coach of a senior team.

“There were good and bad. We were able to start putting in place our game plan, namely an aggressive defense and fast balls. »

Romain PautaireCoach of CL Tourlaville

A new round

After one last season half fig half grape (8e), the CLT begins a cycle with a new trainerwanting to set up a project that makes sense. Now retired from the field, Romain Pautaire can rely on recruits which he knows by heart since he has played with them. Sébastien Jourdain came out of his early retirement which he had trained with the Covid, his brother David returned to the Cotentin after great seasons in Gonfreville (N1), and Alex Legriffon and Maximilien Blot made the transition from JS Cherbourg to CL Tourlaville.

“So I didn’t contact them, they were the ones who wanted to come. Admittedly, they are in their thirties, but they are invested, with away games which are as important as those at home. That was the deal. »

Romain PautaireCoach of CL Tourlaville

With these contributions, the “Greens” display a “Top 5” goalat a time ambitiousCorn within reason.

“I don’t know the competition, so we’ll see as we go along. The idea is above all to offer good handball, with players who have a good understanding of the game, and I have a lot of them in the squad…”

Romain PautaireCoach of CL Tourlaville

To be confirmed in Caen, this Saturday, September 24, 2022.

21 but

The three champion players recruited proved decisive, with 11 goals from Sébastien Jourdain, 5 from David Jourdain and 5 from Maximilien Blot.


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