#3 « Semprun Speaks Elan »

03.04.2019 - 14 h 06

Ce matin, nous avons retrouvé les élèves de 3e du Collège de Gueugnon pour une séance de perfectionnement dans le cadre de l’opération « Do You Speak Basketball », en partenariat avec le Conseil Départemental de Saône et Loire. Il s’agissait de la dernière étape du Do You Speak Basketball pour cet établissement. 

Les collégiens avaient réservé une surprise grandiose pour l’accueil de nos joueurs : haie d’honneur, dessins et danse !  Depuis janvier, ils ont eu le temps de travailler un article qui sortira prochainement dans leur journal mais vous pouvez le découvrir dans maintenant en exclu sur notre site (ci-dessous). 

Ce RDV est le plus attendu par les élèves car ils peuvent s’entraîner et échanger avec un des joueurs américains après l’avoir rencontré une première fois au Colisée. Aujourd’hui, c’est Vee Sanford qui s’est prêté au jeu des dédicaces, des photos et des défis.

Nous remercions chaleureusement Mme Hindi, professeure d’anglais, les professeurs d’EPS M. Arjello, M. Cognard, Mme Josserand, Mme Perrault, M. Ravaut le principal et Mme Chemarin (principale adjointe) pour l’accueil et la préparation de cette séance.

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DO YOU SPEAK BASKETBALL ?

 

On Thursday 24th January we met the young ELAN espoir, Lucas Kouyaté and Crawford Palmer, the Sports Manager of Elan Chalon. They came to our school.

 

Crawford and Lucas showed us a few basketball drills and we were really happy to warm up with them !

 

Then, we interviewed Lucas and Crawford.

Crawford Palmer was born in the USA and he has 2 children called Manon and Noah. They are 21 and 15 years old. Noah also plays basketball and he is a Cadet in Chalon. Manon who is a singer lives in Canada.

He started basketball when he was 7 and his father was his coach ! Crawford can speak several languages like English, French, Spanish and Russian. His favourite player is Larry Bird and his favourite team is the Washington Wizards.

When he finished university, he could join a professional team in any country, so he came to France. His grandmother was worried when he first came to France !

Crawford’s favourite memories were when his kids were born and when he won his title with Strasbourg in 2005. He misses his family and the places where he grew up but he likes French cuisine and he can cook  a delicious chapon with crème de morilles!

 

Lucas Kouyaté is an Espoir, he started basketball when he was 10. Lucas told us that when he was in middle school he was not very good at English but now that he is with the Elan Chalon and he plays with American players he has had to improve his English.

 

Now Lucas is with the U20 Team France, we wish him good luck !

 

Then, on January 26th we were invited to the Colisée to watch Elan vs Le Portel.

Elan Chalon won!

 

According to our classmates, players in both teams played well. We think that the best players for Elan Chalon were Robinson and Sanford. There was an amazing atmosphere and the match was very dynamic.

 

We had a great time ! “ The atmosphere was great, I liked Robinson.”  Alexis  3°A 

 

“The match was amazing, Robinson is such a great player!” Ronan 3°A 

 

 “ It was great fun!” Melissa 3°A 

 

Article written by pupils from 3A

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