Committed Athlete…Commitment to the planet

Brittany is an area which is suffering significant environmental degradation (green algae, black tides, extinction of bees, removal of trees on the embankments, etc). Witnessing such damage to the environment and seeing the negative effects on our ecosystem, inevitably calls out to many of us to take action.

I grew up in the countryside where the days are punctuated by birdsong, the stealthy outings of deer or hares in the fields, bees... no one can feel indifferent to all of this and it has made me very keen to be involved in the protection of my environment.

At the age of 20, when I started my studies in Rennes, I decided to get involved in environmental organisations, so contacted Greenpeace and Waters and Rivers of Brittany. I wanted to join the battles these organisations were leading and to understand the issues they raised. By attending conferences and participating in working groups, it has helped me to understand the problems they face.

During the 2020 lockdown we watched helplessly as our bees died, without doubt due to pesticides and Asian hornets. I wanted to act and speak out on my social networks. This was the starting point for my personal commitment to spread the word and I became aware of the impact that social media can have on changing the future of our planet and on encouraging each other in what we do in our daily lives. Aware of the world we live in, but absolutely not resigned to its fate. One word: ACTION!

In July 2020, I joined Julien Pierre's team at Fair Play For Planet as a member of the ethics committee. Sport does not want to sit on the bench in this fight for the planet.

I am also an ambassador for Zero Waste France. The aim is to become aware of our consumption and reduce our waste at source.

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Commitment to Rugby and Women’s Sport

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The collective of committed sportswomen of the FNASS

When I started playing rugby, it quickly became a passion. I started in 2009 and I had never seen women's rugby on television, but I did not ask myself if it was a sport for girls or not.

In 2012, only 7% of TV sports broadcasts featured female sports. in 2020 that had grown to 18.5%. Now, the French women's matches are broadcast on France 2 and in England we are starting to see the Red Roses’ matches shown on the BBC. Things are changing, but too slowly in my view. Just like boys, girls also play sports!

Based on the apparent lack of structuring and media coverage in women's sport, the FNASS (National Federation of Sports Associations and Unions) brought together a group of sportswomen around a common mission: to support women's sport in its development. The inventory of fixtures for each sport and the sharing of experience between committed sportswomen allowed us to arrange an exhibition of our work at the Ministry of Sport.

I have also been a member of the Provale management committee since 2018, in the role of General Secretary. At the players' union, we defend the voice of all rugby players. We have a responsibility to represent them and protect their interests. It's an exciting role where you commit just as much as you do on the pitch.

The Covid health crisis has proven to be very complicated for our championship in France, but also very formative. The voices of Elite 1 and 2 girls are now listened to.

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