Following on from the previous season, Le Parisien offers a selection of topics and events not to be missed in Île-de-France before each weekend. Overview.
Meeting to follow: first big test for PSG
HANDBALL. After Créteil, Ivry and PSG qualified for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France on Tuesday evening at the expense of Villeurbanne, Cherbourg and Strasbourg, the Starligue championship begins this weekend for the three Elite representatives from Ile-de-France. Promoted ivryen will be first on the track this Friday to host the Bretons from Cesson-Rennes, followed by a trip from Créteil to Toulouse the following day. At the end of this school weekend, PSG will start with a gentle trip to Nîmes. Raul Gonzalez’s men, coming off defeat against Nantes in the Champions Trophy final, will be aiming for a 10th title (nine in a row, current streak).
In addition, it is also a revival for the clubs Proligue, Pontault-Combault, Tremblay and Massy. The top two will have the honor of playing at home on this first day.
An event not to be missed: the second edition of the European Games in Paris
BASKETBALL. Paris Basketball (Betclic Élite) offers fans a unique experience this weekend as a prelude to its entry on the European stage in the EuroCoupe (October 11 at Türk Telekom Spor): two days of watching the best of basketball. Europeans compete in the legendary Georges-Carpentier hall. Already present last year, Asvel (champion of France) and Alba Berlin (champion of Germany) are back in the game, supplemented by Maccabi Tel Aviv.
For those who have not yet seen him play, it will be an opportunity to discover the team of Will Weaver, the new coach of Paris Basket, the assistant of the Houston Rockets in the last NBA season. More than just basketball on the court, this weekend will also be an opportunity to celebrate On & Off Court basketball culture, Sunday’s Coaches Advisory and eSports Tournament, and an evening of music with rapper Gazo.
Prices: from 7 euros for two Saturday matches + Gazo showcase; from 5 euros for two Sunday matches. From 10 euros for a 2-day season ticket. Coaching clinic package + food + 2 matches in the stands: 90 euros.
A club you can count on: Cergy-Pontoise Jokers
HOCKEY. Shall we wipe everything and start over? After a remarkable season punctuated by fourth place in the regular season and then defeat in the semi-finals of the Magnus League play-offs against eventual champions Grenoble, the Cergy-Pontoise Jokers begin their third season in the top flight this Saturday night. (8:45 a.m.) with a reception in Chamonix at Aren’Ice.
However, the off-season proved to be hectic for the Val-d’Oisienne team, which was almost 70% restored. “Three players retired, some were courted by more luxurious clubs and we also decided not to continue with several players,” explains Jonathan Paredes, Jokers coach since 2017. We are starting from scratch. We recruited with the aim of improving the defense while maintaining offensive qualities. »
Race to follow: Parisienne
RUN. Among the many races reserved for women, the Parisienne always has its place. In the heart of the capital, participants will indeed be able to embark on an event unlike any other on Sunday… running or walking! The Champ-de-Mars, the banks of the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, the Place de la Concorde, the Grand and the Petit Palais… so many emblematic monuments mark the exceptional route (7 or 10 km, departures from 9 a.m.) designed by the organizers.
La Parisienne is also a free 3-day festival open to all, focused on sport, health and well-being. Contestants come with friends or even among colleagues. Again this year, 25,000 women and 400 companies are expected at the starting line on the Pont d’Iéna at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in a musical atmosphere. At least thirty groups and 1000 musicians will enliven the race every 250 m.
Discovery: EDF Aqua Challenge Paris in Bassin de la Villette
SWIMMING. This summer, EDF committed to the joint program Know how to swim in Paris 2024 and FFN. The aim is to offer children free water enjoyment and swimming lessons in mobile pools in underserved areas or in pools usually open only for swimming. Children have been introduced to the pleasure of water in a pool, EDF offers them the next step, an open water experience at Bassin de la Villette (quai De Seine, 75019).
On the morning of Sunday, September 11, children from the program will set off in the 25m race, cheered on by athlete Marc-Antoine Olivier, an EDF team member and open water bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics. An introduction will be offered to children and their parents at the EDF booth into life-saving gestures. To top it off, 5km is scheduled for this Saturday (8am), followed by 1250m (11am) and finally 2.5km on Sunday morning (9am).
Ile-de-France basketball fans are served. Seven clubs in the region are competing, starting this weekend, in the National 2 Championship, the 4th hexagonal level. Of these seven representatives, four are located in a small area in the Hauts-de-Seine (Gennevilliers, Levallois, Sèvres Val de Seine, Vanves), which promises nice and intense derbies. After promotion to this level, the ambitious Blue Steelers from Levallois will be one of the teams to follow. They acquired pivot Mouphtaou Yarou (ex-Paris-Levallois, Nanterre or Le Portel in Elite) and a coach well known to the French prosecutors. After a transitional season spent in the costume of the general manager of Racing Football Club, Franck Le Goff, 15 years symbolizing the right hand of Pascal Donnadieu in Nanterre, finds his first love and will be on the Levalloisiens bench.
Rugby derby: Sarcelles v St Denis at Federal 1 kick off
The French Federal 1 championship, the highest amateur level in rugby, continues this weekend. The 6 teams at this level in Ile-de-France and Oise are in Group 1, which brings together teams from the region (Drancy, Gennevilliers, Paris University Club, Sarcelles, Saint-Denis), the Oise (Beauvais) and the Center (Chartres, Orléans, Bourges, Nuits-Saint-Georges) and the Alps (Annecy and Geneva). With so many teams geographically close, a hot derby is expected every weekend. It starts this Sunday at 15:00 with a clash of neighbors who face Sarcelles and Saint-Denis.
BASKETBALL. European Games in Paris. Saturday: Asvel – Maccabi Tel Aviv (14:00); Paris Basketball – Alba Berlin (4:15 p.m.); Gazo Showcase for Adidas Night (6.30pm). Sunday: Coach Clinic with TJ Parker (Head Coach Asvel, 10.30am); coach clinic with Oded Kattash (Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach, 11:15 a.m.); Asvel – Alba Berlin (14:00); Paris Basketball – Maccabi Tel Aviv (16:15).
BASKETBALL. National 2 (1 day). Saturday (8 p.m.). Group C : Gravenchon – LEVALLOIS, VANVES – POISSY (room André Roche), Jalt Le Mans – VAL DE SEINE. Group D: Furdenheim – GENNEVILLIERS, Charleville – ALFORTVILLE, TREMBLAY – Cambrai (COSEC Jean Guimier).
HANDBALL. star league (1 day) : IVRY – Cesson-Rennes (Friday, 8:30 p.m., Auguste-Delaune gymnasium); Toulouse – CRÉTEIL (Saturday, 20:00); Nîmes – PSG (Sunday, 17:00). Pro League (Day 1, Friday, 20:30): PONTAULT-COMBAULT – Cherbourg (Boisramé region); TREMBLAY – Bordeaux (sports hall); Valencia-MASS.
HOCKEY. Magnus League (1st day): CERGY – Chamonix (Saturday, 20.30, Aren’Ice).
RUGBY. Top 14 (2nd day, Saturday, 17:00): Bayonne – RACING 92, Castres – STADE FRANÇAIS. For D2 (3rd day, Friday, 19:25, rugby +): MASSY – Nevers. National (2nd day, Saturday 16:30): SURESNES – Hyères-Carqueiranne. Federal 1 (Day 1, Sunday 15:00): DRANCY – Annecy, Geneva – GENNEVILLIERS, PUC – BEAUVAIS, SARCELLES – SAINT-DENIS.