RUGBY. Arlettaz: ” One can’t continue to train a star in a campsite ”

The beautiful victory of Perpignan at the expense of Mont-de-Marsan, last Sunday, and has not yet narassasié his coach and head Patrick Arlettaz. The latter, in a press conference, according to the proposals reported by the day The Independent after the meeting, was used to raise the alarm, especially against public institutions. He has already called for the club’s institutions, judged “obsolete” according to him.

There are two three lessons to be taken tonight (this Sunday, NDLR) “ : “It must never stop at its acquisitions, and so now that we have experienced this final of access, we must do everything to never revive it. I believe there is a message for our institutions. We know all our budget (17 M €, NDLR), we don’t have much margin, in terms of players, subscriptions, love of the club, self -donation, we can’t do much more. When we see the Aimé-Giral stadium full at the reception in Bordeaux (Sunday 5 June, victory 22-15, NDLR), we can’t do much more. On the other hand, we can’t continue to train in a camping a star, to see a dresser that dates back to 1998, to have the Espoirs who are in a training center that is almost a classed insalubre building, it is not going to be able to continue. that the players do everything, that the public does everything, that the president does what he can, and that we go down to Pro D2 because we have not been helped for the p ag-install.

I’m not asking to buy stars, to increase the budget. I do not dream, I am not a dreamer. But we must help a minimum.[…] He has a responsibility to everyone. We must help above that. Because we deserve it. Sincerely. It is accepted to be poor but after a while that is enough! At a given moment, we can no longer pull on the ropes as we have done for five to six years.

A message that the mayor of the city, Louis Alliot, did not want to respond to:

I understand the impatience of Patrick Arlettaz, which I respect, but, I believe that it is necessary to recall all the commitments of the City of Perpignan on the sides of the USAP. The City is supporting USAP to the tune of 1.6 million euros, an increase of 400,000 euros this year. You must add 300,000 euros of subsidy to the association. Does Monsignor Arlettaz tell us what the commitments of the departmental council are?

In the face of political comments or controversies, the city of Perpignan, which has two high-level rugby clubs (USAP and the Catalans Dragons in rugby at 13), is actually trying to finance a club whose facilities do not. are not all at the level of teams like Racing, Clermont, or even Lyon, which benefit from modern training centers. And this, despite the good performances of the youth categories of the USAP (vice-champion of France Espoir in 2021, semi-finalist this year).

The Blood and Gold coach asked “have at least one or two training grounds on a campus“. It must be understood that currently, Mathieu Acebes co -workers spend most of their days in Algeco. A lunar situation comparable to what is known at a high level. USAP’s general manager, Bruno Rolland, on the other hand, recalls in the newspaper L’Indépendant, that a bridge between Espoirs and Team One is “urgent” to allow the emergence of a golden generation that arrives at the door, the president said. François Rivière, estimates on France Bleu that the club could “end in Federal if the Aimé-Giral stadium has not been renovated“.USAP calls on political actors to take action to stay in the Top 14 in the coming seasons.

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