In the south of Cher, the “J’vive le sport en famille” system introduces children and parents to sports

In front of the Le Bergerat reception center in Vesdun, about fifteen people, children and parents, gathered at the city stadium behind the establishment on Saturday at 10:00 AM. A small encounter for a first: that of the device “J’vive le sport en famille”, set up by Cher Emploi Animation, in collaboration with the community of communes of Berry Grand Sud (BGS).

More than exercise, inclusion through sport

Andres Torres, animator for BGS, explains: “These sports mornings are open to everyone, from the age of six, explains . Every Saturday morning entrants can discover a new sport. Including: basketball, archery, athletics and badminton. All this around four communes: Châteaumeillant, Vesdun, Culan and Châtelet. The primary goal is to revitalize the area and get people out of a complicated context after two years. †

On the ground, the workforce is split in two. The confirmed, licensed by the local basketball club, and the novices.

For her part, Valérie, a medical-psychological assistant at Bergerat’s house, came to accompany and support two lodgers.

“These are young people who work and are disabled. For them, a date like this allows them to meet other people. In sports we talk about inclusion, because there are no barriers. And usually, when they participate in such schemes, the feedback is often very good! †

On the other half of the field, some are discovering basketball for the first time. “Among beginners, I try to teach them as many things as possible, at least what I can,” laughs Rémy Julien, versatile sports animator for Cher Emploi Animation. “J’vive le sport” wants to get people in the countryside moving. †

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A device that enjoys a greater investment for sports than in the cities. “In rural areas, there may be fewer tools available for people,” continues the supervisor. So they are more voluntary. And it gets the whole family moving. †

This is the case of Sylvie, who came from Châteaumeillant with her 10-year-old son Loris.

“It’s my first time playing with him. I usually go with him to his basketball practice and watch him. For parents, this device also allows our kids to explore other sports before licensing in September. »

‘In rural areas, people are more voluntary’

“Sport is a connecting factor, adds Gilles Pointereau, Mayor of Vesdun. Although it is a pity not to see more young people this morning (Saturday, note from the editors). It is often necessary to motivate them, smiles the chosen one. The city-stadium provides interaction. That’s why we plan to build one in the city soon. †
Next meeting for “J’vive le sport en famille”, on April 23, in Châteaumeillant, to discover badminton.

Practice. Accessible from 6 to 99 years old, Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon. Free. Information and registration on

April. Apr 23. Badminton, at the Châteaumeillant stadium. 30th of April. Athletics, at Culan Stadium.
Can. May 7 Basketball, at the Châtelet stadium. May 14. Archery, at the Vesdun stadium. 21st of May. Basketball, at the Châteaumeillant stadium. the 28th of May. Badminton, at Culan Stadium. June. June 4 Athletics, at the Vesdun stadium. June 11 Archery, at the Châteaumeillant stadium. June 18. Badminton, at the Châtelet stadium.

Jeraud Mouchet