The 34 Tarn clubs gathered this Thursday, June 16 in Graulhet for a general assembly at the end of the season marked by the desire of the management team to strengthen a departmental identity, already present thanks to the relations maintained between the amateur clubs themselves, and with the professionals of Castres Olympique.
The organization, for the first time this year, of Local Shields for young people and clubs of regional series provided the demonstration, with the support of the Department and several private partners. The vice-president of the departmental council, Isabelle Espinosa, did not fail to underline the effective collaboration of the committee and its clubs in the construction of departmental events.
M16s described for their performance
Patrick Maurelo for the UMT-Mutualité terres d’oc, Abdou Malik for Maîwin and Jean-Luc Salières for Enedis have expressed the interest of their respective companies for a partnership relationship that will extend into economic cooperation initiatives. and in terms of youth employment.
And what better symbol of this identity than the young U16s of the Tarn selection, from nine clubs in the department, authors of a remarkable career (undefeated, champions of Occitanie). The 25 players and their staff were again able to brandish the Shield of Occitanie in front of the leaders of the Tarn clubs, at the same time as they received the Department medal from the hands of Isabelle Espinosa, Blaise Aznar (mayor of Graulhet) and Florence Belou (departmental councillor).
A general meeting that the president of the Tarn rugby committee, Alain Rey, wanted to conclude with a text that we would like to be premonitory: “We have known everything this season: the snow for Pierre-Astié, the cold and the frost for the senior terroir shields, the hail for the cadets, the rain for the juniors, the heat wave for the GA… but who cares!
It’s done, for a part, thanks to PenaXV, crowned French champion of the 3rd series on Sunday against Canet d’Aude (11-9).