“A season of transition” for the ABC

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After requesting and obtaining its relegation to National 3, the Agen Basket Club held a board meeting following its general assembly, which elected Martine Archiapati as president.

Martine Archiapati had held the position of treasurer for four years. This trained accountant played basket for nearly 30 years, notably with the Montagnac-sur-Auvignon team. She has practiced young teams and therefore knows perfectly the middle of the basket and the ABC in particular. “The volunteers to take the presidency, in these difficult times, did not rush but I know I can rely on many volunteers and the pillar of the club, Rachid Abbassi who will also become the coach of the first team”, specifies the one who also wishes to evoke the sporting and financial consequences of this descent into N3.

A significantly reduced budget

“Sportingly, we have a good chance of finding ourselves with a few teams from Lot-et-Garonne. This promises some great derbies. We may also find ourselves in the same pool as the other CTC team. , the BCLA! On the financial level, the budget will be revised significantly downwards. The budget of the pennant team alone will go from €120,000 to €60,000. but still substantial.” Benoît Souquet, who is no longer part of the office, is currently trying to recruit an interior and a leader. “The resumption of training is scheduled for August 8. We won’t have to drag it out. That said, we know that it will be a transitional season with modest ambitions. Playing mid-table and achieving financial balance are the priority objectives. In the medium term, as part of the “Stadium 2025” project, which would justify a team in N2, or even N1, Agen could move towards a large club in the agglomeration. In the meantime, place for a 2022/ 2023 which has every chance of having some great matches in store, including spectacular derbies which would have liked more supporters at the Stadium than teams like Laval or even Pornic had.

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