François Séguin (right with the striped Sweatshirt) during the presentation of the trophy of the Holy City. (Photo archives laurent jahier)
During an extraordinary general meeting she held tomorrow Tuesday, at 19 hours in the gymnasium at Grand Coudret, US Holy Handball returned to the centre of summer news. The members of the club must validate the new president having applied for membership to the Board of Directors.
A time approached (“South West” of July 9), the formula of a presidential tandem does not materialize. Ready, a time to invest, Thierry Blanchard, father of two players, had to be waived because of a professional transfer him more to engage.
François Séguin is therefore only in the manoeuvre. He agreed to resume the bar of the club after the resignation of Christophe Labbé Friday July 6 before the Board of Directors. At the head of the Saintes US just one year, he threw the sponge on a huge disappointment: confirmation of the relegation of the first team of the Saintes US National 1.
The days and hours spent by Christophe Labbé to challenge this decision through an appeal, the mobilization of economic and institutional partners, a new project financial and sports will have been in vain. Where the discouragement of the resigned which must also deal with another priority, the direction of its business of carpentry.
Labbé exit, François Séguin, his predecessor in the service for the 2010-2011 season, returned in difficult conditions. The finances of the club remain very precarious and the Saintes Handball US faces new deadlines, particularly as regards the Urssaf (1).
“We receive, every day, notifications of bailiffs”, admits the new president in constant contact with the partners of the club to unblock as soon as possible, funds promised to the title of the upcoming season.
For more efficiency, François Séguin also wants to tighten the current Board of Directors: “Some of the 39 current elected officials are not.” Fifteen active members should be enough. »
Finally, the new president proposed a mission Manager general sports to François Woum-Woum whose player contract is completed. A volunteer mission defined by François Seguin: “decisions shall belong to the Board but whole logistics organization him back.”
(1) Urssaf: Union of recovery of social security contributions and family allowances.