A new system to accompany young disabled people in the practice of sports in Cogolin

Last Friday, in the Cosec de Cogolin dojo, there was even more intense activity than usual: children, parents and representatives of various agencies took stock of the Equipe Mobile Sport system (EMOnSport, read somewhere else), implemented since November by the UGECAM of Paca-Corse (1).


Children between the ages of 4 and 18, with an MDPH (Departmental Center for Disabled People) notification, who are received by SESSAD (education and specialized care at home) or by SEES (education and education) La Bastide in Cogolin, can benefit from personalized access to sports according to their abilities and needs. With one principle; † self-determination which consists of bringing any child with a disability or inadequacy to become an actor in their project.

the financier

The Regional Health Agency (ARS).


Of the 50 available places, 17 have already been registered and 9 will be in 14 clubs. Currently interventions are taking place in Cogolin, Grimaud, Cavalaire, Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Tropez in the fields of horse riding, karate, judo, football, boxing, swimming, basketball and dance.

The presentation

The team, in collaboration with the CDSA (Departmental Committee for Adapted Sports), offers half a day of disability education for sports clubs in Cogolin where controlled children are registered.


Care for children, train coaches, assist in sports practice by offering the choice of discipline“says Michel Bolla, UGECAM director of the Var.

My role is to guide the clubs and the children so that there is no fear “, emphasizes Baptiste Izzo, specialized pedagogue.

Baptiste is doing well, there is good progress“, welcomes Patrick Rosadini, President of the Var Committee of the French Karate Federation.

He came with Jordan Fonteney, a 27-year-old Toulonnais, member of the French para-karate team since 2014 and who has collected titles: 4 times French champion, 5th at the last world championships in Dubai, European champion in 2018, bronze medal the year after that… His handicap didn’t stop him from getting the black belt and a 3rd dan (for now)!

political support

Member of Parliament Sereine Mauborgne (who on this occasion found a child whom she had cared for as a nurse) said to herself “very attached” to the project it supports, through subsidized contracts: “The children have to find their place by doing activities, connecting people with each other, ensuring the promotion of the device and that the parents request services in clubs

The appointment

On April 2, at La Bastide in Cogolin, on the occasion of Autism Day, awareness campaign with festive and sporting events.

(1) The 1991 Hospital Reform Act and the 1996 Public and Private Hospital Reform Ordinances allowed health insurance to be represented in the decision-making bodies of the Regional Hospital Admission Authorities (HRA). Result: a legal separation of care institutions and management of funds. Thus, between 1998 and 2000, 13 unions for the management of health insurance funds (UGECAM) were created.

Also present in the dojo: Vincent Myard, Muriel Holste Béatrice Ballester (UGECAM), Henry Roig (President of the Departmental Commission for Adapted Sports), Aurélie Blanchard (AJLC), Cyril Toque, Nathalie Sanna and Dimitri Moelo (Karate Club).