“We are going to move from an amateur organization to a professional organization”

Tuesday 05 May 2020 at 15:02 – Article written by La Rédaction – React to this article

It was almost nothing. Engaged in the exciting group D of National 2, Racing Club de Grasse ended its 2019/2020 financial year in second place, just two points behind Annecy, promoted to National therefore. Obviously enough to leave a bitter taste in the Alpes-Maritimes, after the decision of the FFF to stop the amateur championships.

“We have a feeling of frustration which necessarily dominates, recognizes Romain Henry, sporting director of RC Grasse, in an interview published on the club website. We say to ourselves that we could not be judged at our fair value. Looking back, we say to ourselves that a decision had to be made and that the championships could not have resumed anyway. But sportingly, we would have liked to show that we had the weapons to ride. There were nine days left. It’s complicated to be able to really judge. Given the number of points we had, our statistics and the number of games to play, we clearly had our chance to play the climb, “said the manager.

“All of our players will devote themselves solely to football next year”

At the post for six years, Romain Henry is now looking to the future. “This premature end of the championship allows us to work more calmly, with more time in front of us. The biggest change is that we will go from an amateur organization to a professional organization, by training in particular during the day, All of our players will devote themselves solely to football next year. They will be able to benefit from care and have bodybuilding sessions in addition to collective sessions. All this with a sports staff available daily and a medical staff with whom we will continue our collaboration, always with the aim of building the foundations of a new project, in order to begin the ascent and climb the ladder in the coming years.

With a group of players “slightly” reduced, “always the desire to keep our DNA” and “essentially trusting the team set up this season”, Romain Henry would however like to add “a player in each line.” Loïc Chabas as head coach and Karim Adsa as assistant coach being maintained, the manager can now set the course for the Southerners: “We are still hoping for an accession as soon as possible. This year, we do not ‘We weren’t quite ready yet, especially on the sporting aspect. We are therefore going to take a further step by putting in a standard organization, in order to play the rise in National from next season. “

A project of which the reserve team is an integral part, just promoted to Regional 2. “One of the cornerstones of the project is the rise of the reserve team in Regional 1, he confirms. Accession to Regional 2 was more than necessary. This allows us to work even more closely in the overall project of the club and the training. Our desire is to go up one more step in order to offer our young people an interesting level, at the highest regional level , at the end of their training “.

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