The Cité des talents, in Clermont-Ferrand, combines their studies with their passion

The Cité des talents, in Clermont-Ferrand, combines their studies with their passion
The Cité des talents, in Clermont-Ferrand, combines their studies with their passion

The Cité des talents, which brings together young artists and athletes to offer them a program designed between middle or high school and their passion, organized its “After” this Tuesday, April 30, at the Maison des sports in Clermont-Ferrand. How do these young people manage to combine these two important poles? We asked them.

A real sports house. Basketball, wrestling, volleyball… Twenty-six sports practices were highlighted last Tuesday at the Maison des sports in Clermont-Ferrand. The number of disciplines that can be practiced in this training. The Cité des talents planned this event to bring together its nearly 450 young members.

Among them, Melvil, STMG final year student and French squash champion. He joined the Cité des talents three years ago and was able to benefit from the facilities offered. “For squash, there is a very good training center,” he confides. “The timetable arrangements with my high school allowed me to train every day and progress. I went from five hours of training a week to almost ten hours”.

These timetable arrangements help to combine school with sports or artistic practice. “Without these arrangements, it would be very difficult,” says Inès, a double jazz and classical dance major. “Otherwise, I would have classes at high school at the same time as dance classes. Whereas here, I leave school at 3 p.m. and I can almost dance right away.”

Constant monitoring

An arrangement of the day, certainly, but the Cité des talents offers more to its young people. Malek, who divides his daily life between professional high school and football, testifies to this. “The structure gave me self-confidence thanks to mental trainers. In addition to helping me progress in football, they helped me to face people’s eyes and express my feelings”.

The organization supports them in their training by opening the door to the professional world. “It allowed me to meet producers and directors,” rejoices Simeï, who is doing a cinema course alongside her first in high school. “Thanks to the Cité, I was able to attend all the sessions of the short film festival, and even direct my own film.” In short, a structure that gives them the opportunity not to choose between studies and passion.

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The After Talents brings together the athletes of tomorrow in Clermont-Ferrand

Lucas Durand Marcos

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