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Narbonne: the Aude Victories of women’s sport rewarded

This week, the winners of the Victoires audoises of women’s sport received their trophy on the air of the Departmental Council of Narbonne.

In the Aude, sport is feminine. The department recently obtained the “Terre de Jeux, Paris 2024” label. In this sense, the Audoises Victories of Women’s Sport aim to highlight girls and women who promote the sport of the department on a larger scale, through their performances or their commitments. Last Tuesday, Patrick François, deputy vice-president for community life, culture and sport, presented 4 of the 11 trophies on the air at the headquarters of the Narbonne departmental council.

Remarkable performance

It was first the youngest of the evening who was honoured. Louise-Aina Taboulet, only 11 years old, received the Victoire de l’espoir du sport audois trophy for her exploits on her skateboard. The young prodigy impresses day by day. Vice-champion of France 2021 all categories, she was more recently crowned in the under-16s. In 2024, she will be 15 years old and has high hopes placed in her to win a medal.

The Victory for Women’s Team of the Year was awarded to Volley Club Gruissan. The club, exclusively female, has more than 60 players in its ranks. The association is a real national reference among young people. Several times champion of France, the club also shines in training. Leading players have learned their skills at the club. We can notably mention Hélèna Cazaute, captain of the France team. In Gruissan, this Victory rewards an entire club united for the promotion of women’s volleyball.

Historic commitments

The Audoises Victories for Women’s Sport also reward flawless associative commitments. Ginette Molas received the Aude Sports Volunteer Victory. A reward that highlights a lifetime devoted to volleyball and the club of Narbonne. She started volleyball in 1969 when she took her first licence. And since then, for more than half a century, she has held all the positions, from player to president of the club, including coaching, she has known all the hats.

Finally, a last winner was honored on Tuesday. Catherine Simon received the Victory from the leader of a departmental committee. She now chairs the Aude archery committee, with 5 clubs, 330 members including 117 women. The International Days of Women’s Sport have set the objective of placing more women in the bodies of sports leaders. Catherine Simon is an excellent example.

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