David Penalva, new manager of Rugby Club Orléans: “You must not underestimate yourself, nor overestimate your opponent”

On the eve of the first training session, you are introduced to the players of RC Orléans on Monday August 1st. Who are you, David Penalva? “I am a native of Bayonne, in the south-west, where I started rugby. Of Portuguese origin, I also played for the Portugal selection. I was a professional rugby player … Read more

Table tennis, but not only…

No less than twenty-nine trainees took part in table tennis and multi-sport activities organized by Saint-Marceau/Orléans table tennis. “The fact of combining table tennis and outdoor activities, such as laser quest or bowling, is a formula that young people approve of”, explains Sébastien, course manager. “I have been participating in the club’s internships for five … Read more

A bucolic and fun experience, the Parc de Loire disc-golf course, near Orléans, is worth the detour!

It is an astonishing novelty which is revealed at the bend of a redeveloped path between Charlemagne Island and the Island Wood Trail, in Saint-Denis-en-Val… A stone’s throw from the Ballastières rest area, a nine-hole disc golf course has been open for free since last month, in the heart of the Parc de Loire. Between … Read more

After the black year of professional clubs in the Métropole d’Orléans, how to bounce back?

Orléans Loiret Basket, relegated to ProB; Saran Loiret Handball, relegated to Proligue (second division); Fleury Loiret Handball, relegated to D2 and threatened with extinction due to financial difficulties. If we add US Orléans football, which remained stuck in National, the 2021-2022 sports season turned into a fiasco for Orleans professional sport. Saran Loiret Handball brave … Read more