After five days of the championship, there are only two undefeated teams in Pool C of Nationale 3. Toulouges and the TOAC, the Catalans being ahead of the Toulouse at the general point average.
The indestructible president Alain Malinovsky, when it is pointed out to him that with the workforce that is his, the TOAC is the main favorite for accession to the N2 (promised to the first group at the end of the regular phase, Editor’s note ) agrees: “The objective is indeed the accession to National 2 it is obvious but with the idea of perpetuating our presence at this level. It is out of the question to go down after a year. It is for This is why we are already looking for partners, the municipality of Toulouse having reduced its contribution. We have just concluded a partnership with BMW Equation for three years “.
The stroke of luck Vaty
To achieve this objective, the “Dragon’s” saw the arrival this summer of Ludovic Vaty, a former international who passed through Pau-Orthez who had to end his high-level career due to a cardiac pathology. And the president admits that it is “a big stroke of luck. His wife and children live in Toulouse and he wanted to follow them”, before continuing, “anyway when you want to go up there is not only the basket parameter, you also need a little luck “. But not only !
The basis of the training
The TOAC also relies on training. Evidenced by its U15 and U18 teams entered in the French Elite championship, its U17 and U20 in the Occitanie championship. “The work we are doing, continues Alain Malinovsky, is also in-depth work like the one we are doing with the TBC, with whom we are in CTC (Club Territorial Cooperation, Editor’s note), with Lardenne as the third thief, on the U13s. which for me is a fundamental category on which for years we had fallen a little.
But the president of TOAC basketball since June 2003 does not get carried away: “We play game after game. And if we look at the results of others, we count above all on us”.