With Festihand, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin will live the rhythm of handball just June 18th!

For its 25th anniversary, Festihand benefits from numerous public and private partners.

For a few days there has been a frenzy around gymnasium of the Églantineto Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (Manche), où the organizers deals with the installation of the interior hall and the exterior chamber to PMR standards, intended in particular for concerts.

The public came in large numbers for the inauguration of the event.
The public came in large numbers for the inauguration of the event. (© La Presse de la Manche)

The official inauguration took place on the evening of this Friday, June 10, 2022 in the presence of many private and public partnersincluding Benoît Arrivé, mayor of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, his deputy Claudine Sourisse (sports), councilor Frédérik Lequilbec, Gilles Lelong departmental councilor, Nicolas Marais president of the regional handball league, Philippe Lebrun duritte CD50e prédent. the CAC, Aurélien Folliot president of the CLT and André Baude former president of Festihand.

Sports, anniversaries and concerts

Jonathan Vautier, the president of the organizational collectiveand his team was finally happy to be in power launch this sporty and festive event around handball.

“Long delayed because of the Covid, this edition is also synonymous with Festihand’s 25th anniversary. »

Jonathan Vautier

Aussi, the organizers did great thingson the notamment of the proposal a retrospective of all editions since 1995sous photographic format or panoramic video project on giant screen. Until June 18, tournaments will follow dailywhether they be schools, UNSS, young people, family or friends, business committee and especially a Festi’handic tournament that required a lot of hard work to prepare for it.

“The tournaments started this Saturday morning with the U9s to U13s, then the U17s and seniors. This Sunday, the family tournament is complete. Mr Ribouldingue will be performing with two other singers in the afternoon. Five days of musical animations are on the program. »

Jonathan Vautier

Note that on Wednesday, there will be a super UNSS tournament with the hope poles of Saint-Lô, Le Havre, Granville, Diderot colleges at Saint-Paul.

Several games offered to the public

Friday for the schools tournament, an afternoon hand chair is intended to discover discipline. “International paralympic athletes, such as the Manchois Sérafin Périer runner-up of the CrossFit world, will be present on this occasion.” As for the Festi’handic tournament, it is highly anticipated.

“16 very good level teams from different regions are engaged. »

Jonathan Vautier

Throughout the week, several lottery type games will suggests to the public by partners such as the Lebon Cotentin group’s Skoda concession that offers the loan of an electric vehicle, plus one night and a meal for two at the Mercure d’Honfleur hotel. Include Dream Away which offers 10 places to go to the Cherbourgeois temple of virtual reality located rue au Fourrai. “I would like to especially thank the municipality and its agents for their help, as well as thirty mobilized volunteers », Jonathan concludes.

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