Matthieu Chauvet is back for a second season at the helm of the club.
He will be hoping that his team can secure a play-off spot. Last season they were not considered to be one of the favourites. Yet they led the division during the first half of the season.
One from the six players, Jennifer Garland, is not returning for the NF1 basketball adventure this season, as she is expecting a baby.
While the French public might not know much about Gabriela Kubatova from the Slovak Republic, the three other new players are known.
Christelle Morel returns to NF1 after a difficult season at COB Calais in the LFB. Elodie Gérald comes from Nice. Stéphanie Dufour who won all the youth honours with Mondeville’s youth teams will start her senior career with a coach who was used to working with basketball academy players at Challes-les-Eaux.
The club Roche Vendée plays their home games in the sport complex in Roche-sur-Yon. The club's challenge for promotion this season will depend on their form away from home.
Surprise defeats on the road last season ended their play-off ambition. However with the experience gained, Roche Vendée are expected to be one of the clubs challenging for the title.
The NF1 team roster of Roche Vendée for 2009-2010 is:
Laura Barreteau, Gabriela Kubatova (Slovak Republic), Sylvaine Grelier, Elodie Gérard, Mylène Balat, Elodie Demortier, Christelle Morel, Maïté Fouquez, Stéphanie Dufour, and Livia Libicova. The head coach is Matthieu Chauvet.