Coach Vincent Joly, entering his 15th season at Les Espoirs de Basket Landes, is used to these hectic off-seasons with the departures of players who have reached the age limit. This year will be no exception, as the technician will be dealing with a group restored to almost 50%. Pauline Marrast, Manon Clarac, Sarah Boucaud, Lilou Poussade, Ines Kahia and Sarah Jaureguiberry (absent until 2023 after cruciate ligament rupture) will always be there.
They were joined by interior players Clara Latil (from Lyon, who will train with the pros) and Clara Wade-Gisse (Garonne), as well as younger Théa Heleneo (currently injured in the shoulder), Justine Lalanne, Marie Sovran and Tiffany Moreira.
The Landaises, who have played six preliminary matches (two wins and four losses), therefore start the season against the promoted Avrillé, which notably includes Carine Brossais, a former player of the Women’s League. “Last season we finished 3rd and won 14 games, which was a lot more than expected. But this season the championship will be more difficult, it will allow us to work well. »