The 2022-2023 season begins the Championship phase for the Châtenoy Rugby Club this Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the Charréconduit stadium. For this Friday training, a good forty players have prepared this first official meeting of the season.
Over the training sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays, 54 potential players signed their license and came to get in condition while waiting for the start of the National Regional Championship 2 (ex Promotion d’Honneur). A workforce that has allowed the Châtenoyen club to be involved in this division with the obligation to put a Reserve team in the running for a game at XII.
To allow this workforce to work sufficiently and in good conditions, it was necessary to expand the team of technicians which, last season, enabled the club to successfully complete the regional final of the 2nd Series, in terms of Guillaume Boillereaux and Vincent Fanciullo. Two newcomers have joined the management team with David Touam as coach and Clément Raviot as physical trainer.
To prepare for this start to the season, CRC played two warm-up matches, one against Entente neighbors Cheilly Givry (12-5 victory for CRC) and the other against a team from Ile de France, Honor level, Brétigny sur Orge (defeat 45 to 10 for the CRC). Two matches which made it possible to gauge the values, to see what is going well and less well, above all to structure the framework of the First team and consequently of the Reserve team, knowing that, as the coaches specify “Everyone has their place first, especially if attendance at training is respected, that physical form is there, while admitting competition and rotations in the different positions. »
A rugby match is never won in advance and on Friday evening training the Châtenoyens are aware of what is at stake in this season. They know that their adversary Clunysois is not the first comer and that the task will be difficult on the dry grass of Charréconduit.
For its part, the management team has great hopes for this Seniors group which plays twice in a row at home to start this Championship. The outcome of these two meetings will give a first ambient temperature for this group, which seems to live well together.
Answer this Sunday, September 25. Kick-off for the Reserve at 1.30 p.m. and for the Première at 3 p.m.