Sports Touring

A Thriving Sporting Community

Junior rugby at Dinan

There is a thriving sporting community in Brittany, especially for rugby.

Dinan/Quevert hosts the French National champion club at rink (roller) hockey which is fast and furious just like the version on ice! Football and other sports opposition is available.

Europoussins football tournament for under 10’s – each June local Breton teams do battle against the ‘big boys’ - the likes of Chelsea, Ajax and Monaco.

 

Within 15 minutes of us is Pleudihen, the home of the exciting annual:

EUROPOUSSINS Under 10 International Football Tournament:

  • French qualifying April 25-26

  • International Finals June 6-7

This tournament is literally the future of European football.

In April Europoussins brings together two French qualifying tournaments with the region of Brittany on the Sunday, preceded by the rest of France on the Saturday.  Each of these qualifiers produce 3 teams which enter the international tournament in July with the big boys which in 2014 included Anderlecht, PSG, Porto, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Standard Liege, Lokomotive Moscow, Spurs and Fulham

Rugby is ever-growing in Brittany and there are many clubs wanting to host junior rugby touring sides. Centre Le Page has already hosted a numberDinan Rugby - Juniors.

Walkers or cyclists can take one of our packed lunches on many interesting routes on the national Randonnée Accueil website, with Centre Le Page as base. These include our local Chateau de Hac, Le Quiou’s Gallo-Romain Villa, access to the prehistoric paleontology when our village was at the bottom of the Mer des Faluns which separated Finisterre from France.

Within walking distance of our centre, children can engage in water sports (sailing and canoeing) on Bétineuc lake xxx and rugby or volleyball on the man-made beach there which was host to the Brittany beach rugby tournament in 2013.

For recreational cycling Centre Le Page is particularly well-equipped, with bikes for hire.  Le Quiou is on the national 'Voie Verte' V3 or green way between Plouasne and Dinard (an old railway line).  Evran, close by, lies on the V2, on the  Ille et Vilaine canal section between Rennes and Dinan, with the Vieux Port of Dinan being an hour's easy cycling away. We have a number of routes near us within the Rando Accueil national network as well as many walking routes.

In 2008 the Tour de France passed by CentrCentre Le Page - Tour de Francee le Page in Le Quiou and in July 2013 we watched the 100th Tour in Le Hinglé close by. Our hall is secure for cycles and a rack is available for maintenance.

For mere mortals in June we have the newly founded Tour de Rance Vintage nearby in Calorguen - three levels of race cycling from serious to social, and all on vintage bikes made before 1990.

For canoeists, as well as the Canal and the Rance Dinan KayakRiver nearby, we also have a Viking settlement at St Suliac which is accessible only by canoe, at low tide.

And of course indoors we have the games hall with badminton, table tennis, bar football pool table and whiteboard for coaching.  The village football field is close by with Breton boules  just across the village square.

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