After a lap of honor on 24 June at the Stade de France in front of 80,000 spectators, just before the start of the Top 14 final, young athletes from the Rugby Club du Tampon club will take part in the national finals of the Orange Rugby Challenge in the presence of Emile Ntamack and Sébastien Chabal.
In total, 46 amateur teams from all over the country are invited to live this unique experience at the heart of French rugby. The 200 young licensees competing in the final of the Orange Rugby Challenge, a sporting challenge created in 1999, are welcomed at the headquarters of the French Rugby Federation in Linas-Marcoussis, an emblematic place of French rugby.
On March 12, Bryan, Lucas, Benjamin and Malo won the regional final and got their ticket to participate in the national final.
On the program for the day: collective play, kicks presented, defending a counter-attack, the rules of rugby, good practices, or even the beginnings of a scrum with the help of the baby-scrum machine.
As a player committed to digital inclusion, Orange also wants to make young athletes aware of the risks of digital technology. Also, this year, an Orange Digital Center workshop for digital education is offered to young rugby graduates. Resulting from a partnership between Orange, the FFR, Tralalere and the association Internet Sans Crainte, this workshop reserves, through rugby scenarios, a time for discussion and questions and answers to help young people better understand the digital world.
Émile Ntamack, 46 caps for the French National Team, Sponsor of the Orange Rugby Challenge since 1999: “The Orange Rugby Challenge, a benchmark educational challenge for 23 years, allows the most valiant teams to come together at the end of the departmental and then regional phases to compete in their final. I would like to thank the various leagues, volunteers, educators and technical managers who support young athletes throughout the year and without whom the Orange Rugby Challenge could not exist. Thank you also to the French Rugby Federation and Orange, historic partner of rugby, which has provided this challenge since its creation, allowing many young players to realize their dreams.