Jun
05
2007
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Domenech on stage

Domenech on stage
So far, more than 11,000 actors, mostly young people, have trodden the boards to play their part in “Le Trimaran”’s activities.
The success they have experienced would not have been possible without the staunch support of public authorities such as the French Ministry of Youth, Sport and Associations and the Ministry of National Education – but also the football family. Fascinated by the whole project, a variety of football bodies has joined in the action in one way or another. The French Football Federation (FFF), the Professional Football League (LFP) and the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP all rallied round to defend the cause of “Le Trimaran”. Workshops were organized with national youth teams and FIFA readily supported the initiatives launched by Stephane Tournu-Romain.
Apart from the authorities, some famous faces from the French football scene have also played a part in the activities orchestrated by the troupe of artistes.
Raymond Domenech, coach of the 2006 World Cup runners-up, has also become involved in the pioneering adventure, playing the role of the sage in “Temps de Foot”, and appearing in “Clair Obscur”. This was by no means the French coach’s first venture onto the stage, having already taken part in “The Bear” by Chekhov, “The Lesson” by Ionesco and “The Visit”, a television film by Roger Coggio.
Rene Charrier, a member of the FFF’s Federal Council, vice-president of the UNEP and former professional goalkeeper for Marseille and the French national team, whose colors he wore twice in 1975, embraced the project with open arms. His support was instrumental in realizing and perpetuating “Le Trimaran” shows.