Colomiers. USC: Adapted basketball club grows

A nice surprise awaited the players of the US Colomiers adapted basketball team for the resumption of training: the presence of Margot de Freitas.

Margot is a Toulouse Métropole Basket player in the Women’s Basketball League, 2021/2022 French LF2 champion and member of the France U23 team. The champion had already supported the Columérins during their first participation in the French Para Basketball Championships adapted last June in the Gers. For this new season, she accepted with great kindness and generosity to become the godmother of this endearing and promising team.

Initiated by Patrice Néron, president of US Colomiers, and Ghislaine Blin, volunteer referent, the Adapted Basketball section has existed for 3 years now within the club and continues to develop, both numerically and sportingly. It now brings together around fifteen athletes with a mental and/or psychological disability, but driven by a common passion, basketball. As discreet as he is talented, Ayoub Laanait, an emblematic member of the section, also joined the French para-basketball adapted team during the year, with which he notably managed to win the silver medal at the European Sports Games. Adapted in Poland last July.

Once again this year, the Colomiers club is strengthening its inclusion policy as well as its commitment to people with disabilities. Indeed, the Club is opening a second adapted team more focused on “leisure” whose training will be provided by two NF1 players, Louisa Allinéi and Aïda Sow, who were already invested last year alongside Éric Michel, sports educator in charge of the adapted basketball group. The more competition-oriented team will continue to participate in the CDSA31 and FFSA championships. Certainly different sporting objectives for these two teams, but still similar training slots, a state of mind that remains unchanged as well as a human adventure that is always built on sharing for all these extraordinary basketball players!

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