after a complicated year, the rugby club is calmly preparing for its next season

The opportunity for the president, Pierre Souchaud, to deliver the ambitions for next season for a club which is coming out of a very complicated season. “Given the results, sportingly, decisions had to be made in December for the seniors with reasons for hope for the second part with the new staff put in place. Very clearly, for the next season we need to strengthen ourselves to go scratch the top of the table and qualify for the final stages (1). »

Deficit of 60,000 euros

Final stages from which the Puilborains have been absent for six years. An anomaly for the club to be repaired next year even if the Covid-19 has left its mark on the finances. “We ended the year with a deficit of 60,000 euros, partly linked to the absence of events with the sponsors during four home games. Deadweight losses were added to the failure to respect the advertising contracts of three of our sponsors. Despite this, the good financial management of the past years has enabled us to make up for this shortfall since we have not received any aid”, continues the president of the RCP.

At the start of the school year, the Puilborains are assessed in a pool facing the center west with Les Sables-d’Olonne, La Roche-sur-Yon, Chinon, Angers, Le Mans, Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, Parthenay, Chauray and the XV of the Erdre. “In terms of play and level, I would have preferred to continue to evolve in the Bordeaux group but we will strengthen ourselves accordingly and, currently, we are still looking for a second line to compensate for Franck Fiorese’s stops. and Dimitri Froissard. Already, our recruitment is well advanced. This year we will have a minimum of 75 senior players available to coaches for our two teams. In wanting to reduce the workforce to 55 senior players last year, I made a big mistake that I am correcting this season,” concluded President Souchaud.

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