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Franck Sauzée, Footgolf ambassador




On last Saturday, 21st November, Footgolf was officially launched at Heritage Golf Club. For the occasion, Franck Sauzée, former French international player and 1993 winner of the League of Champions with Olympique de Marseille, challenged his guests on the Footgolf course, situated on the short course of the 2015 Indian Ocean's Best Golf Course.
In all, 36 people were invited to take part in launching Footgolf in Mauritius. The programme for the afternoon was:
-          2.30 p.m.: Welcoming the participants
-          2.45 p.m.: Short briefing
-          3.00 p.m.: A round of Footgolf in "Shotgun" format (a team of 4 people at each hole, or 36 people beginning at the same time)
-          5.00 p.m.: Leave Heritage Golf Club for cocktails and prize giving at C Beach Club
After the prize giving and cocktails at C Beach Club, Franck Sauzée was the guest of honour on Radio Plus' sports show, presented by Shan Muga Allagapen, Ajay Ramiah and  Frédéric Rancier. This show had been set up at Heritage Awali to cover Liverpool FC vs. Manchester City live. Like every Saturday, the programme began at 7 p.m. and ended just after the match at 11.45 p.m. The first part of the programme was devoted to football in general and the introduction of Franck Sauzée. The second part covered the match live with analysis from Franck at half time and after the end of the match.
Franck Sauzée was also able to talk about a subject very close to his heart, encouraging young people in Mauritius, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to play football. In pursuit of this, two workshops had been set by up CSR of Heritage Resorts in partnership with Caritas, to allow children from Bel Ombre, Choisy, St and Baie du Cap to take part in a football course. Two groups of 13 children aged between 9 and 12 years old have been able to participate in the programme. The workshops began with a warm up, then a short match, with Franck Sauzée coaching to help improve the game of the participants. Afterwards a picnic and prize giving were held at La Prairie, in the presence of Jacques Charles, the COO of Heritage Resorts.
The object of the day was for the young people to have a good time during their holidays but also to try to discover some new talents and encourage and support them in their "success story".






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