May 24, 2022

In Bourges, a week of sport and women to “go further”

If the Olympic virtues are Faster, higher, stronger, Bourges wants to “go further”. By creating a week of sport and women from January 24 to 30, in line with the International Day of Women’s Sport, the Berruyère municipality wants to be “capital of women’s sport”, as presented by Yann Galut, mayor (DVG) of Bourges . “Equality between men and women is a very strong point of our municipal program, especially with regard to violence against women. As a city of culture and sport, with the spearhead of female sport that is the Tango, we want to reaffirm this during this week”.

A program plagued by sanitary conditions

However, the sanitary conditions disrupted the programming. The inauguration evening on Monday January 24, which is intended to be a moment of discussion on sport and women, will take place by videoconference from 6.30 p.m. It will bring together a number of players from the world of sport, such as Kséniya Moustefaeva, five champion of France in rhythmic gymnastics or Agnès St-Gès, president of Bourges Basket. An evening visible on the City of Bourges – Official Facebook page, with the possibility of intervening with the various participants.

On Tuesday 25, the CREPS Centre-Val de Loire will welcome, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., professionals from the sports world during a day of awareness about violence against women and gender equality. A time of exchange available free of charge and on registration to a professional or university public to exchange with specialists like Fabien Lefèvre, representing the association “colossi with the feet of clay”.

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Wednesday 26 will take place, at 5 p.m., the inauguration of the rowing base of Lake Auron, named Alice-Millat, sportswoman, rower, precursor of the fight for women’s access to sport during the 20th century. . An exhibition will also take place to retrace his life and his struggles, in the presence of Aurélie Bresson, president of the Alice-Milliat foundation.

The Berruyères sportswomen in the spotlight

A Brazilian self-defense – ju-jitsu course for women will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pierre-de-Coubertin complex with the presence of Myriam Zeroual, French champion in her category. Finally, on Sunday 30, on the occasion of the Tango basketball match against Landerneau, a presentation of sportswomen of all generations and the city’s women’s clubs will take place before the match from 2:30 p.m.

Matis Rapacioli