TotalEnergies and the Section Paloise: more than 30 years of shared history
TotalEnergies and the Section Paloise Béarn Pyrénées have built a strong and loyal relationship. Since 1988, TotalEnergies has been a proud supporter of Section Paloise, the leading rugby club in the French league and now one of the elite of the Top 14. As a major partner of the club, TotalEnergies is also the "sponsor" of the Section's training center, which is accredited by the French Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Rugby League.
Beyond the strong local roots, the partnership between TotalEnergies and the Section Paloise is enriched by shared values: respect for others, a spirit of innovation, the strength of the team, a taste for performance and a sense of challenge. TotalEnergies is therefore supporting the club in its new sporting ambitions, as well as in training and CSR. Nourished by these qualities, the club is building its success on the extra energy that characterizes all its members.
TotalEnergies is committed to supporting the professional integration of young people and has naturally become the "sponsor" of the Section's training center. Through this partnership, TotalEnergies wants to offer young people the opportunity to develop in a stimulating environment, whether on a sporting, professional or personal level.
As a sponsor of the training of the Section, the Company aims to collaborate in strengthening the relationship between the TOP 14 club and the clubs of the territory. In this way, every week the club gives the opportunity to several rugby schools of the region to come and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the Hameau, Section's stadium.
On match days, the club and TotalEnergies take action to allow local youth teams to come and celebrate their passion for the oval ball and their fervor for the Section Paloise by inviting them to the Hameau stadium.
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The Section Paloise was the first club to be labeled "Fair Play for Planet" in recognition of its efforts to protect the environment. Several eco-responsible practices have been put in place, such as the creation of a CSR committee, the recovery of rainwater for watering the pitch and the promotion of local gastronomy.
Actions with greater resonance are also implemented: the Section Paloise has become the first club to offer 100% recycled plastic shirts. With the "Greenest Shirt", the Section is the first French club to develop replica shirts made from recycled plastics in August 2020.
TotalEnergies and the Section Paloise are working hand in hand to create positive events and bring together all local energies around the Stade du Hameau.
To make each match a celebration for young and old alike, TotalEnergies sets up a village of activities at each of the Section's home matches.
The Section Paloise and Pyrénées Presse are releasing a book event "Section passion, depuis 1902". This book event retraces 120 years of rugby history in Pau, from the creation of the Section in 1902 to the one that is taking shape for the years to come.
The Section is told in all its facets through 120 pages, 134 photos illustrating its highlights, recounting its anecdotes, testimonies and projecting itself into the future thanks to the writing of Vincent Martinelli, Jérôme Carrère and Grégory Letort, journalists from the sports department of Pyrénées Presse.
"I spent a large part of my youth in the South-West, where I still return regularly. I learned and played rugby there, with its culture and its side effects. TotalEnergies shares with rugby a vision of the collective: diversity, respect and solidarity, a taste for the land, shared emotions, commitment, effort and perseverance. It is for all these reasons that we have been accompanying the Section for so many years. Building the future is a challenge for TotalEnergies and for the Section: it can count on my fervent support and that of all the company's employees."
Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies