Yesterday evening, the evening of the Oscars Midi Olympique was the opportunity to reward the hooker and the Toulouse stadium captain Julien Marchand, but also to glorify the last exceptional season of the champions of France and Europe.
Nearly 3,000 people were present this Wednesday evening at MEETT, the new Parc des Expositions in Beauzelle, to present under the leadership of Clémentine Sarlat and Romain Magellan the Toulouse stadium captain Julien Marchand, but also a club as a whole. “We are finally united, around Groupe Dépêche and the Midi Olympique, to award an Oscar to Julien Marchand,” said Jean-Michel Baylet, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Dépêche du Midi. But it’s also the night of a whole club. Congratulations to the Toulouse Stadium for this superb last season and the start of the season. “Because the Rouge et Noir have also been in the field in recent months, authors of a historic double. Champions of France and Europe, they were eager to share this kind of moment after the sad episode of closed doors. “It feels good to meet again, like a few days ago for the first match at Ernest-Wallon against Toulon,” confessed club president Didier Lacroix. And to add: “We know that the Toulouse Stadium is invited from time to time in the history of Groupe Dépêche du Midi. “Because, on Wednesday evening, the two entities had joined forces to also organize the evening for supporters and partners. This in the presence of the president of the Occitanie Region Carole Delga who did not fail to recall: “The Toulouse Stadium is a showcase and a locomotive. “
It was therefore an opportunity to honor an exemplary player. “Thank you for choosing Julien Marchand, who embodies this generation of Toulouse Stadium,” said Didier Lacroix. I am not for personalization at the club but this boy has a remarkable background and I am very proud for him. “The kind of exemplary boy, from the Ernest-Wallon training center, who embodies better than anyone a form of transmission so cultivated in the most successful club in France. This is also why Jean-Michel Baylet decided to quickly call Guy Novès and Ugo Mola on stage: “To have such a record, you need great players, great leaders but also great coaches. “Mola who also explained why he had made Marchand the leader of his group:” When he was appointed captain, he experienced a form of continuity, especially in his ability to unite around him. The hooker who has everything to become a local legend. Like others before him, including Yoann Huget and Jerome Kaino, ended their careers in June. It was well worth an Oscar awarded by Jean-Nicolas Baylet, Managing Director of Groupe Dépêche: “They represent courage, discipline and hard work. It was unthinkable not to reward them and it is my privilege to give them this Oscar. “The past, the present and the future… The evening therefore ended with a last Oscar, the one dedicated to a great hope, placed in the hands of Matthis Lebel. Then this promise from Didier Lacroix, to ward off any weariness in the face of victory: “Ugo knows how to reset the counters to zero. When our club enters a competition, it is to give itself all the means to win. “