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IN IMAGE. The new Stade Malherbe Caen women's team has begun its preparation


16 players were present on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Stade Malherbe Caen training resume, which launches its women's section this season.

The Stade Malherbe Caen players, who are launching their women's section this season, started their preparation big month before the start of the competition.
The Stade Malherbe Caen players, who are launching their women's section this season, started their preparation big month before the start of the competition. (© Aline Chatel / Sport in Caen)

thewomen's team from the Stade Malherbe Caen received his first collective training on Monday, August 12, 2019 in the synthetic field of Come on. About fifteen girls responded, some missing to the call while the group – likely strengthened by U18 during the season – could still be enlarged. The Caennaises performed muscle strengthening and technical circuits, before concluding with conservation.

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"Work and patience"

"We don't have to burn the stadiums," coach Anaïs Bounouar stressed the excitement aroused by this section creation. Stade Malherbe will present an extremely competitive team in Regional 2, the lowest level in the region, but be cautious.

There is a lot of impatience and excitement, but you have to be careful. I think the recipe works, but so is patience. We will not have everything we want, be it the staff or the players. I know they have a lot of desire, a lot of enthusiasm, but we will have to channel them and quiet them down to what they have to offer.

Officially, Malherbe gives himself two years to climb in R1, the last level before the French D2 championship. In fact, it is difficult to see this promotion escape him from the first season. Almost all of its players had at least R1, or even D2 or U19 nationals. The weeds will have to emerge winners from their first phase by then to be confronted with an elite hen, from which two clubs will emerge at the top. "I don't know what the group or opponents really are," says Anaïs Bounouar.

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The players pay attention to the instructions.
The players pay attention to the instructions. (© Aline Chatel / Sport in Caen)

Training this weekend

While I waited for serious things to start on September 15, when the championship kicked off, the SM Caen returned Monday night for an appetizer. "I was anxious to get back from vacation, it's rare," smiles Anaïs Bounouar. I wanted to be on the field with the girls. The challenge of this preparation is not only sport. You have to build a group.

The group knew each other a bit because we had a few sessions before going on vacation. They found themselves as I wished, with lots of smiles and enthusiasm.

Caen will leave for boarding school on the Channel Friday evening. The first friendly match is scheduled on Sunday against Cherbourg (R1). "We will play exclusively teams developing at a higher level, even if Thiberville refused the R1 raise. Stade Malherbe will be able to test himself.

The program of friendly matches

Sunday, August 18, 2019: Cherbourg (R1) – Caen

Sunday, August 25, 2019: Bréquigny (R1) – Caen

Sunday, September 1, 2019: Thiberville triangular (R2) and Alençon (R1)

Sunday, September 8, 2019: Saint Malo B (R1) – Caen

The players attend the training

Pauline Bisson, Chloé Charlot, Manon Delafosse, Clemence Palla, Louise Tison, Emilie Giffaut, Charlotte Join, Manon Dubos, Emma Charron, Zoé Brébion, Léa Quinio, Romane Philippe, Mélissa Renard, Camille Colleuc, Léa Baglin, Zoé Beulay.

The gallery of the first training camp


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