LYON ASVEL FÉMININ
Lyon ASVEL Féminin (formerly Lyon Basket) is a professional women’s basketball club competing in the French women’s league in the first division of the Championship. The club is based in the city of Lyon and was created in 2000 from the merger of two local clubs: FC Lyon Basket (women) and the Association laïque Gerland Mouche (created in 1944). The aim of this merger was to ensure a long stay for the FC Lyon Basket women’s team in the French basketball elite. Winner of the French Cup / Women’s Trophy in 2009 and the 2014 Challenge Round.
UNION POITIERS BASKET 86
The Union Poitiers Basket 86 is a French basketball competing in Pro B (2nd division of the French championship), based in Poitiers. The club resulted from the merger in 2004 of the basketball sections of the local sports clubs based in the Patronage Saint-Joseph-Cercle d’Education Physique de Poitiers (CEP Poitiers) and the Stade Poitevin. French Pro B champion in 2009 and runner-up in 2008.
BLOIS FOOTBALL 41
The Blois Football 41 is a French football club based in Blois in the Loir-et-Cher department in the Centre-Loire Valley region. It was founded in 1999 after the merger of the football section of the Association Amicale de la Jeunesse blésoise and US Blois. The new club took off with three promotions on four seasons after 2002. BF 41 plays at home at the stadium in the Allée Jean Leroi in red and yellow. The club’s president has been François Jacob since its foundation and this year they are competing in the championship in National 2.
Aviron bayonnais rugby pro is the rugby section of the Aviron bayonnais based in Bayonne. The club competes in Pro D2. Founded in 1904, the club was three times French champion in 1913, 1934 and 1943 and won the Yves du Manoir Challenge twice in 1936 and 1980.
USON NEVERS RUGBY
USON Nevers rugby (known as the Union sportive olympique nivernaise until 30th June 2016) is a French rugby union club based in Nevers in the Nièvre department. In 2018-2019, they are competing in Pro D2. Régis Dumange is the president and managing director of the pro club and Arnaud Goguillot has been President of the USON Nevers Rugby association since 2018. In the 2017-2018 season, USON made a remarkable entry into the world of professional rugby union climbing to 7th place at the end of the main championship in Pro D2.