Geneva, 23 September 2014
A historical event: Servette Rugby Club de Genève will face off against RC Roche la Molière in its first official match on Sunday 28 September 2014 at 3:00pm at the Stade de Genève. This sporting event presents a unique opportunity for the Stade de Genève and for the inhabitants of Greater Geneva, invited to celebrate the reawakening of a club that has not played for almost 100 years. “Foremost, I would like to thank the committee, the staff, the players as well as all volunteers who have played a part in this project,” states Hugh Quennec, President of the Association Servette Rugby Club de Genève. “The exhilaration brought about by this first game rewards their efforts and their undeniable commitment. The first team will represent Geneva and will bring new life to the region. Players who are passionate about rugby will benefit from a sound structure that will help them develop, both on and off the field.”
- Servette Rugby Club de Genève will enter the eleventh division of the Championnat de France de rugby à XV (4e série) and aims to climb to the ninth division (2e série) by the start of next year’s competition.
- The first official match of Servette Rugby Club de Genève will be played on Sunday 28 September 2014 at 3:00pm at the Stade de Genève against RC Roche la Molière.
- The club will launch three junior teams (U14, U16 and U18) and aims to become the regional hub for rugby in Greater Geneva; feeding into the Swiss National Rugby Team and working closely with the existing structures, associations and rugby institutions of Geneva and its surrounding areas.
By entering the Championnat de France de rugby à XV, Servette Rugby Club de Genève aims to offer a structured and ambitious sporting programme to kids stemming from Switzerland and Geneva’s neighbouring regions. “We believe that the Rugby community in Geneva is ready to welcome this new and exciting project,” voices Didier Fischer, Vice-President of the Association Servette Rugby Club de Genève. “Our relationship with the Cantonal Association is far-reaching, and there are many rugby supporters within Greater Geneva. We count on their precious support!”
Headed by Didier Cavoret, First Team Coach, a team of 32 players coming from Greater Geneva was put together. All of the players who joined Servette Rugby Club de Genève adhered to the sporting and educational values of the association. A blend of experienced and promising players will come together on the field. “Our players come from different backgrounds,” declares Alain Studer, Vice-President of the club. “Whether they come from Geneva or neighbouring areas, they are all proud to wear the Servette jersey and fight for the club. We wish to design training and development programmes that are tailored to the region.” Jonathan Torossian, who will wear the number 10 shirt, looks forward to this first official match: “We can hardly wait to walk out onto the field for the first time. We feel proud to take part in this incredible journey; we are part of something big happening right now. It will be our heart that carries us forward and pushes us to our limits.”
Over the course of the next three months, the club will challenge the following opponents, alternating games at home and away: The RC Roche la Molière, The Rugby Club Pondinois and the Rugby Club Arbeslois 15. Home games – at the Stade de Genève – will take place on 28 September, 19 October and 9 November. Full price tickets will cost CHF 10.- per game and reduced tickets will cost CHF 5.- per game. For more information in regards to tickets and season tickets, please click here.