Trainer(s) :Christophe Dumontier
RANKINGPool B - Western Conference1st
Introducing Dojo Beglais
Founded in 1996 on the site of a former factory by Christophe Dumontier, now Technical Director, the Dojo Béglais is the club of a neighborhood and a town: 80% of its 634 members are locals; the others are Béglais residents who have moved to neighboring towns. Faced with rugby (Union Bègles Bordeaux), women's handball (CAB) and athletics, the club positioned itself as a place for socializing that quickly found its place, soon multiplying the number of members by four and becoming the number one in Gironde in its fourth year of existence. The Aquitaine club, which has been awarded the "sport santé" label, has a motto reminiscent of another famous fast-food chain: come to the dojo as you are.
On the high-level side, athletes who have graduated from the Insep in the Paris region usually remain enrolled at the Béglais Dojo, which in turn develops a business model conducive to their progress: sporting, medical, educational and community support. "The aim is to create an attractive model and become more professional," sums up president Olivier Fondriest. In the meantime, the Gironde-based structure relies on the goodwill of all: among the eleven members of its Board of Directors are parents of members who are happy to share their skills.