Spending a great week’s vacation while practicing volleyball, that’s what was offered to around twenty little Roubianais aged 13 to 18.
For some, it was a question of discovering this sport and for others of perfecting their skills. But beyond volleyball there were also moments of discovery, thrills, moments of friendship and solidarity. A stay under the tent at the campsite of “ Forge ” in Quillan, a mecca for whitewater sports, for a descent of the Aude on 5 km in a canoraft, for an introduction to archery, for learning the basics of pétanque, for beautiful swims in the lake with a grand finale on the inflatable structures, for evenings around board games or make-ups which will be remembered for a long time. Just like the “ Keel’thlon ” invented by the animators and which consists after a run start, to swim across the lake before finding yourself in front of bows and targets. Two arrows to shoot, the result which can give rise to penalties. A circuit to be completed 4 times including Raphaël Palau will finish victorious. His sister Roxane, she won the pétanque competition in doubles with Benjamin Bernard. If this stay was a real success, it owes it first of all to all these young people who have evolved with respect for people and equipment. and above all with great enthusiasm, but also to the volunteers who prepared it meticulously, to the welcome and attentiveness of Olivier and Denis, responsible for “ forge ” as well as to their team, to the town hall of Quillan for the provision of the gymnasium, to Claude Escloupier, president of the petanque club, to Abdel municipal animator and to the entire management team including Benjamin Bernard and Pierrick Lochu for volleyball, Emma Saumate for archery, Audrey Château stewardship, health and “ bobologie ” and Philippe Rivier, logistics.
The group had the pleasure of welcoming Abel Lacoste, who was a centerpiece of Quillanais volleyball, something to bring back good memories. These are other memories that these twenty kids made for themselves throughout the course to the point of becoming a close-knit group that had a lot of trouble separating, each wanting to live these last moments to the end.
Goodbye Quillan and maybe see you next summer ! It was in any case the wish of all the participants.