Mass resignation from the French Handball Federation, the concern of women’s clubs

Why this mass resignation?

On July 23, the head of the National Committee for Management Control (CNCG) of the French Handball Federation, Florence Moraglia, resigned. As per the regulations, this entails for the other 14 members of the CNCG. On Wednesday, Francis Circus, member, former president and co-founder of this committee, active in the FFHB for forty years, announced among our colleagues from West of Francea letter addressed to the President of the Federation, Philip Bana, expressing a ‘Deep despair’ He says to himself “Sorry for the lack of respect and trust towards (for him) Commitment and commitment of all CNCG members […] ».

In question, the non-confirmation, by the Executive Office of the FFHB, of the nomination of Cécile Mantel, a former lawyer for the Federation, as a member of the CNCG, after this was rejected by Alain Koubi, the former treasurer of the FFHB (and present on the list of Jean-Pierre Voyan during the last elections at the end of 2020). “No one has been rejected for thirty years, and we have volunteers we know wellSerex, sorry. Cecil Mantell is very qualified, she knows the union files very well. » According to Francis Circus and Florence Moraglia, the union employee had lobbied for this nomination to be rejected.

The second sticking point: Rémy Levy, the former president of Montpellier and the current vice-president of the federation in charge of legal and professional sports, would have intervened to save the Bourg de Piguet, ninth in the League of Butagas this season, in financial difficulties. “The political authority interfered during the investigation of a file.”Serex protests. Levy denies any contact with the club’s new shareholder. “At the end of 2021 – the beginning of 2022, the club asked me in my capacity as Legal Director about the validity of the agreement linking the association and the professional company, He explains. It was poorly written and not sent to the county in time, preventing grants from local authorities. I simply gave my opinion and do not know the buyer of the club. »

Why worry about professional women’s clubs?

CNCG, every month, checks the accounts and management (salary slips, etc.) of approximately 30 professional clubs, competing in women’s first and second division leagues, some 1 men’s national clubs, as well as amateur clubs. (about 200)). Its members have also had a more informal role in advising and alerting clubs and players, particularly regarding contracts. The work team also contributed, by providing statistical data, to the birth of the Women’s Handball Collective Agreement (Dihan).

Hence the concern of the three unions representing players (AJPH), coaches (7 gentlemen) and women’s professional clubs (UCPHF), who opened up about the president of the federation. How do we ensure continuity of service and fairness without CNCG? Called, Philip Bana did not respond to our requests.

But Rémy Levy, appointed interim chairman of the committee by the Board of Directors reassures: “All licenses (to enter tournaments)

The clubs were awarded, and all was well and completed under the signature of Ms. Moraglia, including the ratification of the Borg de Beguet commitment. We just have to run the day to day business, in case of recruiting a player, checking the salary limit for example. The bulk of the work will be back at the end of the year, after budgets are checked. »

Create an independent women’s association in question? In their letter, the three unions proposed that women’s professional clubs, in the absence of the CNCG, come under the control of the CNACG, the NHL Committee, and the Men’s League. ” impossible, replies Remy Levy. Legally, the LFH is an entity of the Federation. CNACG can’t deal with women’s clubs for two or three months, it doesn’t make sense. »

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