Deserted grounds, silent changing rooms. Faced with the crisis that hits them, neighborhood sports associations are launching an SOS. In a column published in The team Saturday, November 21, 80 sports players and local elected officials express their distress. “We feel forgotten and not recognized by the quality of the work that is done in these neighborhoods, deplores Frédéric Thiriez, president of Foot fraternité and former president of the LFP. Sport is life “.
Everywhere in France, amateur sport is suffering: for the second time in a few months, all the clubs are at a standstill. Result: they must do with fewer licensees, whose number has decreased between 20% to 30%. This is not the only shortfall: associations also deplore the loss of members, ticket offices, and partnerships, and even subsidies. For amateur athletes, there are only the courses by interposed screens.