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Football: how the Oise clubs are adapting to the curfew


Since the announcement of the curfew last weekend, sports associations have had to reorganize their training program in the emergency.

This week, it's a bit of a commotion within the clubs of Oise.

Since Saturday, at midnight, the department has become a new area of ​​curfew.

The licensees having to be at home at 9 p.m., the training schedule of the different categories must therefore be completely reorganized.

Faced with this logistical headache, the vast majority of clubs have taken similar measures: bringing the session schedule forward between half an hour and an hour, reducing the duration of training sessions or even eliminating some.

The neighboring region, Île-de-France, had already entered a curfew since October 17.

Some clubs in the south of the department, with a large proportion of Ile-de-France players, had therefore adapted from the previous week.

This is particularly the case of Chambly or Senlis.

And on Creil's side, it was the city-wide curfew on October 19 that forced managers to review their program upstream, even if it did not start until 10 p.m.

"And we let our players from the Paris region leave earlier," said technical director Rachid Jhouri.

For the moment, the clubs are somehow getting organized, especially thanks to the All Saints holidays which allow young people to make themselves available.

But the resumption of classes next Monday could make the situation much more complex.

In Chambly, it risks being "the traffic jam", says Jean-Charles Baeckelandt, trainer of the reserve (R 1).

“All the teams will have to train on half-courts, sighs the coach.

Some days, there will even be youth categories which will have to divide the field into three.


The clubs expecting the rest of the season

"We tried to keep the same days of sessions, putting the college students at 5.30 p.m. and the high school students at 7 p.m.," said Florian Goergen, the U16 Camblysian manager who manages the club's overall planning.

But it will be difficult for some to come to training or to be on time.

"It also annoys parents who work and drop off their children," notes Youyou M'Baye, deputy president at Chantilly.

This curfew also creates a strange atmosphere for these sports associations, also vectors of social links.

“We lose part of the family aspect of community life, regrets Rachid Jhouri.

We used to watch the Champions League matches at the club house while eating pizza, it's over… ”

It is perhaps, globally, amateur football that could come to a halt again if more drastic measures were to be taken in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The leaders are also very pessimistic about what will happen next.

“Considering how it started, I don't see how we will be able to continue, breath Youyou M'Baye.

And, in the long run, this will no longer be possible for the clubs financially.

"With the latest decisions at the national level, I have little hope for the coming months," confirms Eric Guillot, the president of Senlis, where the town hall closes the facilities at 8:30 p.m.

The championships will be interrupted, it's a matter of days ... "

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2020-10-27

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