Heat wave. In Ille-et-Vilaine, many football tournaments canceled on Saturday

The national beginners’ day, which was to bring together thousands of young players on the football fields of Dol-de-Bretagne, Romagné, La Bouëxière, Retiers, Pipriac and Iffendic on Saturday June 18, has been cancelled.

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Up to 39°C on Saturday

A decision taken by the Ille-et-Vilaine football district, “in order to protect all the actors of this day”, while the thermometer should climb on Saturday to 39 ° C in the south of the department, and 36 ° C in the north.

Organizers of sporting events urged to cancel

Yesterday, while Ille-et-Vilaine was placed on heatwave orange vigilance, the Prefecture encouraged « quickly » organizers of sporting events “postpone or cancel the events planned for the next few days. »

Following these recommendations, the district explains « not being able to practice football during the hottest hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) ».

Other tournament organizers have also decided to cancel, tomorrow, in Ille-et-Vilaine, like the U11 and U13 meetings in Janzé.

Rugby also gives up. The finals of the Departmental Cups are postponed to September.

They were to be held this Saturday at Rheu.

The « Champions League » maintained in Guipry

In Guipry-Messac, the under-10 football “Champions League” is however maintained “in agreement with the prefecture”, say the organizers. The tournament brings together more than 400 young footballers from French and European clubs (Juventus, FC Porto, Stade Rennais, etc.). The organizers provide foggers, flexible schedules and large quantities of water.

Heat wave. In Ille-et-Vilaine, many football tournaments canceled on Saturday

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