Gorron: city-stadiums, financial boost, decoration… Honor to sport!


Lilou Boursin, Amandine Louveau, Baptiste Carré and Benjamin Francis took part in a pocket money project.  They made a sign that will be placed at the entrance to the city.
Lilou Boursin, Amandine Louveau, Baptiste Carré and Benjamin Francis took part in a pocket money project. They made a sign that will be placed at the entrance to the city. (©CDLM)

Until August 2022sport will be the red thread of municipal action in Gorron (Mayenne). This was announced by the elected officials during the municipal Council from February 3, 2022.

A financial boost

Michel Levequedeputy mayor in charge of sports announces a €20 bonus awarded to each young person under the age of 19 registered in a sports association.

« They will eventually be able to reduce the cost of the license », hopes Michel Lévêque. The purpose of this bonus? Boosting youth sports activity after the pandemic.

Two planned city-stadiums

The Deputy also announces the creation of two city stadiumsobtained thanks to the labeling of Gorron as a preparation center Paris 2024.

What is a city-stadium?

A city-stadium is a multisport field, outdoor and fenced, including two goals, two baskets and a removable central net. It allows the practice of handball, football, volleyball, tennis, badminton…

The first, 24m by 12m, will be located on the grounds of the current skate-park, near the swimming pool, whose colors it will adopt. The skate-park will be moved near the Francis-Lallart college.

The second city-stadium, 20m by 10m, will be at the Colmont leisure park. “The two city-stadiums will be subsidized. For a total cost of €95,000, the city will only pay €30,000”, specifies Michel Lévêque.

Signs to celebrate the title

Twelve young people created, as part of a pocket money project, six panels of 2.5 m by 1.2 m. They highlight the title of most sporting city in the Pays de la Loire – awarded by the regional Olympic and sports committee in December 2021 – surmounted by a silhouette of a sportsman in motion.

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Residents are also invited to participate in this celebration, by dropping off rackets, balls, bowling pins and other used sports equipment with Régis Chevalier, technical services, rue Jean-Jacques Garnier.

These objects will be used to decorate the flowerbeds of the commune.

In Gorron, sport in numbers

Sport in Gorron is 22 associations of physical and sports activities, sixteen of which are affiliated to federations, for a total of 1,750 licensees who are members of the federations, including 748 women and 637 minors, 25 physical and sports activities practiced in twenty facilities sportsmen.

The regional Olympic and sports committee (Cros) has awarded the Sports City label five times to Gorron, which holds four flames out of the five authorized by this label. It also won for the third time in December 2021 the title of most sporting city in the Pays de la Loire.

Decorations on this theme

The theme of sport will also be at the heart of the events at the Flower Fair. It will be used to decorate shop windows as well as some empty windows.

“I also invite residents to decorate their windows with decorative elements on the theme of sports,” adds Christine Fournier, first assistant.

Finally, the next exhibition on the Saint-Laurent promenade will consist of photos by Serge Cotteau, representing nine team sports. It will be visible at the end of March at the beginning of April, for the Flower Fair.

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