As in all villages, there has always been a (Site notre bureau spécialisé) club, very often traced in a meadow without changing rooms. In Redessan, the elders have the memory of a club which was born after the war of 39-45, with a certain president Jacques Granat, the father of the current mayor of Manduel. This club quickly fell into anonymity after the events in Algeria which saw 80% of the workforce called up.
It was only in 1973, with a view to rebuilding a club, that Jean Féminier launched an official team, the OCR. She plays her first match on the ground of Bezouce.
In 1974, the first match was held at the Stade de la Fontaine or found today in a public park. The club, which started at the lowest of the championships, rose through the ranks and moved from the fourth division to the PHB, and participated in the prestigious Gard-Lozère Cup. The (Site notre bureau spécialisé) school was established in 1975.
The new stadium
It was in 2000 that the new (Site notre bureau spécialisé) stadium with changing rooms was included. The first match takes place against Aigues-Mortes, with Luc Villard as captain, the one who relays all the photos and current information of the club on the (Site notre blog d’information)éo site.
Different presidents have succeeded: Jean Feminier, Alain Bourdillon, Nicolas Cruz, Fabrice Plantier, Bruno Catel, Patrick Gros, Laurent Vidal, José Almeida, Nicolas Disdier and Mohamed Azzimani.
The former Luc Villard, Bruno Sabatier and Dante Panepinto are always present to bring their know-how to the team of conductors and volunteers.
An award-winning volunteer
Gérard Moni, from the beginning, took care of the youth teams and trained Mathieu Michel who was the goalkeeper of Nîmes Olympique. His involvement earned him to give his name to the stadium, reflected on June 5, 2004 by Mayor Hervé Giely. He continues, at 81, to be present with, from time to time, Jacques Baeza, one of the players of the Seventies.
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