The organizing committee for the Rugby World Cup in France in 2023 is gradually taking shape. Eleven site directors will officially take up their post on December 1, with the mission of delivering the World Cup to their territory. They will set up in January (the leases are being signed) in one of the 9 host cities of the competition.
Among them, three former professional players in the reconversion phase (Paul Couet-Lannes, Xavier Chauveau and Cédric Coll). “It was one of our wishes to allow former players to participate in the organization of this event,” recalls Claude Atcher, boss of France 2023. Initially, these site managers will be responsible for “d ‘optimize the relationships we have forged with the players in our local and territorial ecosystem’ in order to give the event a societal dimension.
Prize draw on December 14
“Secondly, they will be responsible for delivering the competition, the site director being the real boss of the World Cup on his territory,” underlines Claude Atcher. In their missions, the directors will be supported by 10 apprentices per site (out of the 2,023 who will be recruited for the event) who will benefit from training to obtain a Masters in sports management.
“Despite the health crisis, it seems essential to us to maintain the pace of preparation,” insists the CEO. We are confident in our ability to deliver the event we have promised. Next step, December 14, with the draw for the World Cup. The match schedule will be unveiled in early March, while the first tickets should go on sale at the end of March 2021.
Bordeaux: Paul Couet-Lannes; Lille: Jérémy Benages; Lyon: Jean Courtin; PACA region: Caroline Califano; Nantes: Claire Jouet; Nice: Simonnet; Paris: Xavier Chauveau; Saint-Denis: Isabelle Collette; Saint-Etienne: Pierre Millet; Toulouse: Cédric Coll; Grand-Sud: Arnault Vercruysse.
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