Occitanie Sports Trophy 2021: Vote for this year’s volunteers

Essential
This is a great return for sports trophies. Every year, La Dépêc du Midi rewards athletes who have marked the news in our department. These sports trophies are organized in collaboration with the Occitanie region. After hope, a place for volunteers!

Like every year Midi dispatch Honor the Occitania champion through its famous sports trophy. Despite the renewed health crisis of 2021, many sports players reported themselves last year. To determine which one deserves to be rewarded, we submit the names of athletes from seven departments in the region to the vote. It will be divided into 6 categories and will be gradually submitted to your choice until March 1st.

This Thursday, February 10th, a place for volunteers. To vote, go to the bottom of this article and play again to vote for other categories. Other categories will be available in the coming days. The results will be revealed at a major ceremony held in Montpellier in March.

André Gérardo: Founder of Villeneuve Cycliste

Mind trainer

Andre Gerald

Andre Gerald
MDD

Although he was the founder of Villeneuve Cycliste, born in 1975, he is still a cyclist and in 1994 is a club with up to 136 members. Training, training and communication have always been a pleasure for the Commission Department and the Pyrenees Commission to take care of the cycling school. Kathy Moncasin (French champion several times), Michelle Cristante (French FNSU Champion 1982), Frederick Moncasin, Blel Kadri, Guillaume Surah, Celestine Wattel (former and current pro) have passed his hand. .. “They were talented and we only accompanied them.” We are proud to be able to participate in the education of young cyclists who have become doctors and engineers, “admits” Dédé “Gérardo. increase. After 46 years of presidency, he just sent the club’s handlebars to Bernard Fernandez in December. But his legendary Gapet isn’t ready to disappear from the landscape of Villeneuve Trozan, where cycling always rhymes … Gerald.

Jean-Claude Knaebel: Volunteer Director of Petits As de Tarbes

Talvis Ace Volunteer

Jean-Claude Knaebel

Jean-Claude Knaebel
NR-Laurent Dard

Since 1983, the heartbeat of Jean-Claude Knaebel, historic director of the Petits As tennis tournament by Claudine Knaebel and Jacques Dutrey, accelerates in January as the traditional 10 days of the 14-year World Cup approach. If Petiaz has seen the greatest tennis champions on the planet pass the court since its inception (Nadal, Gasquet, Hingis, Monfils, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Ivanovich, Bartoli, Cornett, etc.) – Where is the “c”? Is there a tournament director who explains this success with the presence of 180 passionate volunteers, including us, the management, as Petia’s is based on 100% voluntary operation. Big and beautiful. It’s a family. Without anyone, nothing could have been achieved. “

At the age of 84, it was time to transition to the number one volunteer in the tournament. He said, “Three essential criteria that should be respected in the future. Tarbes location, free admission, and, of course, directions!”

Anne-Marie Anglade: Volunteer of Luzenac Ariège Pyrénées

Kindness and simplicity

Anne-Marie Anglade

Anne-Marie Anglade
MDD

Alongside two other die-hards, Henri Lacaze and Jacques Florence, she is one of the historic leaders of the Luzenac football club who knew and experienced everything from glory, storms and reconstruction to avoid the worst. .. With them, we no longer count the years of leaders. A rare pearl that is highly respected. Anne-Marie, a longtime Steering Committee member, has evolved in Regional 3 and is the leader of the least manageable reserve team. The coaches and players of this team not only admire this discreet and efficient character, but especially love his kindness and simplicity. Despite being old enough to get enough rest, she is always there to keep the club that many have given up after an unfortunate episode of a pandemic. But her love for the club was stronger than anything else.

Thierry Lonzieme (Lot): Participated in many cultural and sports associations

Volunteer as DNA

Thierry Longiem

Thierry Longiem
MDD

Those who do not know Thierry Roniem, or who have never met him in various organizations where he brings all abilities and tenderness. Thierry, a technical teacher who arrived at Lycee Multivalued Louis Vicar in 1987, is on the verge of a vibrant retirement. In addition to many of his past or present cultural responsibilities, Thierry Lonzieme has many sports responsibilities. He is the president of Lot’s “Free Stride” and an assistant treasury of the sports “Leisure and Culture”, and Souillac Cyclo-Sport leads the voluntary gymnastics department of his village in Lanzac and is responsible for the “March of the Mind”. doing. The league’s advantage against cancer is that he is a volunteer at the Judo Club Suiyak, a member of the Athletics section of Aespa 46 and the Espadon Nation Club, and continues to participate in the Bandadecabex. Always available, Thierry conveys his knowledge with the joy of communication, never ceases to serve, and brings his abilities and tenderness to various organizations in his department.

Emeryn and Laurie Latour (Gels): VVAL’X V Rugby Club Secretary

Family story

    Emerin Latour and her twin sister Laurie Latour.

Emerin Latour and her twin sister Laurie Latour.
MDD

They are barely 23 years old, but they are already part of the furniture. Emeryne Latour and her twin sister Laurie are two key figures in the Village Evaledura Strak-Lil de Noe XV (VVAL’XV) rugby club, founded in 2010 by the youth of Saint-Medal.

I have to say that they were immersed in the oval shape from an early age. Their grandfather then founded the now-disappearing Gers club, their father was a player, and their mother was VVAL’XV’s first secretary. This passion has endured for years, despite climatic conditions and entry into research and working life. Currently, laboratory quality control assistants and math teachers Emerin and Raleigh have finally been given secretarial status at the beginning of the season. “It was natural in the continuity of things. I’m in charge of the reception, the score display, the match sheet, as well as the fanfare while traveling.

Nadine Mercadier (Tarn-et-Garonne): Accounting for Petanque de Lagepy

Faithful to his club since 1975

Nadine Mercadier

Nadine Mercadier
MDD

She fell into petanque from an early age. Nadine Mercadier is the current treasurer of Petanque Gepienne, a Laguépie-based association in the town of Tarn-et-Garonne in Rouergue. Nadine, who was Mr. Crout’s first deputy accountant in 1975, succeeded him the following year. After that, she was reelected to that position. So she has given her time for 45 years for this club to bring great sporting results. Nadine not only takes care of the purse strings, but also tirelessly organizes meals and lottery tickets that don’t hesitate to attend and cook at the convention on Monday night. In short, she does everything to make the club work perfectly. She does not lack her memorable memories. She remembers that on August 15th, 120 teams managed and set up a petanque school. Nadine Mercadier has always been dedicated to her club and has been around for 45 years.

Jean-Bernard Trévisiol (Tarn): Castres Olympique Volunteer

45 years with CO service

Jean-Bernard Trevisiol

Jean-Bernard Trevisiol
MDD

It is part of the wall of Castres Olympique. Jean-Bernard Trévisiol celebrated his 45th anniversary as a volunteer at the club. We are always ready to serve our players, staff and supporters. The 67-year-old Castor happened to return to the club in 1975 to help with his trademark at home. “I didn’t have enough weapons in the ticket office, so my friend asked me if I could help. The door opened but never closed,” he said, holding a bar and a key from the ticket office. Confess the person who went to the stadium. JB has experienced everything at CO, including the arrival of professionalism, the complex seasons, and the three titles of the French champions (1993, 2013, 2018). “CO makes the city happy, makes the city known, and makes people happy,” he continues with the motto “smile, reach out” every day. Players who gave him a shield to commemorate the 45 years of volunteer work provided by the club. “It’s my own Brennus shield,” he murmured.