"Solicited a few months ago" to run for the presidency of the French Judo Federation, Stéphane Nomis ended up getting caught up in the game. "I thought others were going to run for president (Editor's note: the elections will take place on November 22) , that's not the case, so I'm going, ”says this former international who has become an entrepreneur. But no way to go alone. “The notion of collective is very important to me, because it is together that we will advance judo. "
Frédérique Jossinet, vice Olympic champion in 2004, Frédéric Demontfaucon, world champion in 2001, Magali Baton, world medalist in 1997, decided to take part in the adventure, baptized "For judo". Just like club presidents (notably Sébastien Nolesini, from Flam 91, David Inquel, from Saint Aubin de Médoc) or actors from the economic world.
"Volunteers of all ages, from all walks of life, who have no interest and who above all want to make things change," says Stéphane Nomis. Because, for him, "judo is suffering and must modernize".
"We are not at war against Jean-Luc Rougé (Editor's note: former DTN, former DG, president since 2005 and candidate for a 5th term) ," he continues. We have a lot of respect for what he has brought to French judo, but we need to change. With the prospect of the Games in Paris in 2024, our sport must begin to turn and it is necessary for this that it relies on people who know the modern economy, who better understand the current world. "
"It's time to start a turn"
First objective of the collective For judo: working with actors in the field. "Today, the Federation uses clubs, committees and volunteers when it should be at their service," says Stéphane Nomis. They are the ones who bring the money to the federation since 70% of the budget comes from licenses, they are the ones who do judo and we have to bring them more. "
The candidate affirms it: "Society is changing, in sport too we must have participative, inclusive management (Editor's note: diversity, diversity, disabled sport) , sustainable. The Federation must provide more support to the regions, support clubs and committees in the search for partners, listen to them, provide them with services, give them the codes to defend their projects against local elected representatives. "
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Another axis of the program: "Working on the legacy of the 2024 Games". "What is the vision of current leaders? wonders Stéphane Nomis. Our country is fortunate to host the biggest sporting event in the world, our sport has to come out bigger. It's time to start a turn. "