Elections – ASM “comes out of its neutrality” and will vote no in the FFR referendum

ELECTIONS – In a letter published this weekend, the Association Sportive Montferrandaise spoke out against the addition of a Deputy President of the FFR and hopes for new elections as soon as possible. The ASM omnisports assumes to come out of its neutrality and deplores the past cases concerning the FFR (Laporte / Altrad trial) and the GIP (with the layoff of Claude Atcher in particular).

The ASM takes a stand. In a letter written by Jean-Paul Chiocchetti (ASM Omnisports President), Gérard Bertin (ASM Rugby President) and Bertrand Rioux (ASM Rugby Director), the Association Sportive Montferrandaise informs you to vote NO to the referendum concerning the establishment of a President delegate of the FFR. From Monday to Wednesday, all the clubs must vote for or against the appointment of Patrick Buisson as deputy president. “For the first time, our club is coming out of its neutrality, at a moment that seems important to it, assumes ASM in this mail. All the cases on the management of the FFR and the GIP World Cup, which highlight significant anomalies in the management of these institutions, considerably harm the image of French rugby. The trust in the current management team is gone.”

Thus, the ASM expresses its desire to see new elections be organized “as soon as possible” and “the best conditions”. The communication of the result of this consultation will be disseminated by means of a press release, and published on the dedicated page of the ffr.fr site on the same day. A steering committee scheduled for Friday, in the presence of the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, must ratify the results.

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