Rugby: the CD65 agreement loses against bigourdan clubs

It’s now official there will be no Cd65 cadet team next season. The clubs of Tarbes, Lannemezan Lourdes, Bagnères and Argelès have decided to no longer participate in this departmental team. It’s really heartbreaking for Xavier Boniface, David Filipo, Sophie Serres and Bernard Sigogna who have invested a lot in this project.

“Clubs did not play the game”

Hence the disappointment of the latter: “It was a good project to advance the cadets of the department in this Elite competition. Unfortunately there are clubs which have not played the game and instead of having all our world 3 times a week as was the case for the other junior teams that we met, we were only very rarely full. It was therefore difficult to compete in a very tough pool where the championship finalist appeared of France Agen and also La Rochelle, Bordeaux and Lons who had a more than honorable run in the final phase. quarter-finals. However, even if we only won one match against As Bayonne, our kids always made a good figure and they even proved that some had nothing to envy to the girls they met. Our objective was not to compete with the clubs of the department but to make progress and to be able to keep our girls, but this message was not well received by everybody. It’s a pity that this great adventure ends after a year, hoping that the URFA cadets who have had a very good season will compete in the accession play-offs manage to win their place in this Elite because Women’s rugby in the department needs young girls to evolve to this highest level.”

For the president of the CD65 Pierre Jean Marie: “The creation of this departmental team was not a crazy idea. Indeed, in other departments it already existed and it worked well. After the disappearance of the Elite cadet team tarbaise on, wanted to allow the best young girls in the area to continue to practice high-level rugby without having to go to other departments. So why not continue this adventure? The situation has changed the cadets of the URFA, after reaching the semi-finals of the competition in which they were involved, will play the play-offs to access the Elite in turn, so not wanting to compete with them, it was completely normal to stop our activities. Finally, I would like to thank all those who participated in this great project and who would have liked to continue this adventure.”

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