A few weeks off, and here we go again for a new season. Staff and players found themselves this morning without an observation round, since they resumed their preparation at 6:30 am… with a boxing session at ASM Omnisports. It looks hot and intense!
The atmosphere was already studious for this first day. All the new recruits, except Irae SIMONE, who has not yet arrived in Auvergne, were present for this recovery (Belleau, Plisson, Godener, Hériteau, Newsome, as well as the young Georgian pillar, international under 20, Giorgi Dzmanashvili). Still missing were the internationals who had been involved during the various summer tours (Penaud, Lavanini, Delguy, Lee), Jean-Pascal Barraque retained by the France team at 7 and the selected under-20s ( Jauneau, Tixeront, M’Foudi, Boudou) which, for the most part, will only resume during the month of August.
The new members of the sports staff were also there, Julien Ledevedec in charge of the key and Jared Payne of the defense, to complete the team of Jono Gibbes, gathered in seminar the previous week. On the program for this first day, medical tests, bodybuilding, speed, and exchanges around the future season, the functioning of the group, the objectives and the means to achieve it. After this year of transition, evolution and construction, the course is clearly defined and traced. It is part of the announcements and objectives set at the end of last season by President Jean-Michel Guillon and the sports management. Many changes in the methods and their implementation have been anticipated and already operational, around a few key words, intensity, commitment, requirement and passion.
It is therefore the beginning of 7 weeks of preparation, which will be punctuated by a one-week stage in Tignes (from July 18 to 22) then by 2 friendly matches, on Friday August 19 in Toulon, against the RCT, then on Friday August 26 in Issoire, against Union Bordeaux-Bègles. During this long period, Jono Gibbes a password message of already done, ” there will be work, work… and more work! »
The Yellow Army will be able to find its players, during training, open to the public, on Tuesday July 19, 2022 from 2:15 p.m. at the Stade des Gravanches, 17 rue du Pre-Comtal, 63100 Clermont-Ferrand.
Jersey and territory
Who says new season also says new jersey. The design chosen this year with Macron is inspired by the Auvergne territory. Classically, ASM Clermont Auvergne will wear a yellow jersey for home games and blue for travel. The graphic design of this season is clean and the collar has disappeared. To reinforce the feeling of territorial anchoring so important for the club, are printed by sublimation in the very texture of the shirt, the profile of the chaine des puys on the front, the name of all the regional clubs of Auvergne and the mention “Euvarnhat” which recalls the Occitan origins of our language. Concerning the equipment manufacturer, it is a question, for him, of largely gaining his eco-responsible technology and of continuing to manufacture these jerseys on the basis of recycled plastics.
You will find these items very soon in our stores.