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Spuc Kangourous

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Spuc Kangourous
Country and localization
France, Pessac
Supported people
30 physically handicapped people
Project helped in
2013
Amount of the support
10,000 euros

« Handitouch » : insertion of people with accident handicaps through a new “handisport” discipline

SPUC Kangourous is an American football club, founded in Bordeaux in 1985. It has been carrying out social initiatives since 2012, such as “Touchdown City”, which arranges American football events for young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the Pessac area.

In 2013, this sports club developped a new activity for handicapped people in Bordeaux and surrounding areas: “Handi Touchdown” (American football). This project aims at helping people with a recent handicap to reconstruct themselves and address their own social and professional reinsertion. Sport allows them to develop new capacities which are essential prerequisites to set them back on the path towards employment.

The Accor Foundation* supported the SPUC Kangourous for the development of this new activity.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

The project holder
Frédéric Soler
General Manager ibis Bordeaux Pessac

«Disability caused by accidents is something that concerns everyone. By working with this project, I hope to be able to help people find pleasure and interest anew through sport. »