The Spring Challenge in numbers

The 44th edition of the Spring Challenge of the Gars du Reun de Guipavas is scheduled for this weekend. Here are some numbers to remember.

    44th Spring Challenge, this Saturday and Sunday

  • 3

  • This is the number of favorites according to the organizers, « Standard de Liège, Braga and Nantes are the favourites. As every year, they will of course want to put their title back into play ». Many teams from all over France are expected, some even from all over Europe « We also hope to have surprises, that’s the charm of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) », concludes Stéphane Gouron.

  • 8th

  • The number of pitches used to host all matches during the weekend. The eight fields are reproduced on the sports complex of Pontané in the RDA (Site notre bureau spécialisé). The organizers could rely on their main stadium, the Eric Lamour stadium, located next to the complex. « From a structural point of view, we don’t depend on anyone and that’s a real strength », assures Stéphane Gouron, president of the tournament.

  • 350

  • This is the number of volunteers who will be present throughout the weekend. An event of this size does not take place so easily assures Bernard Guillemin: « We are about ten in the commission, which meets every month, but during the event, we make up between 300 and 350 volunteers to ensure the good performance of the event « .

  • 960

  • 48 teams in U10 and 48 teams in U12. Each team has ten players, so the tournament expects 960 young people between the ages of 10 and 12, who will come to represent their teams. « All the children are guaranteed to play ten games over the weekend, that’s the difference with the other editions. There will be suspense until the end », declared, impatiently, the two tournament officials who will have a lot to do throughout the weekend and from Friday with the arrival of the first teams.

    The programs :

    Start of the match at 9 a.m. on the grounds of the Pontanné park and at the Éric-Lamour municipal stadium. The final will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Eric-Lamour stadium.

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Author: Jacqueline MANNESSIER