Philippe Legname
Un nom, plusieurs missions

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Philippe Legname

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Élu le nouveau président de la Ligue féminine de basket (LFB), Philippe Legname, venu du monde de basket masculin, va non seulement porter haut les couleurs du basket pro féminin, mais il est aussi chargé en tant que vice-président de la Fédération française de basketball du haut niveau masculin et féminin.

Prêt à assumer ces rôles, Legname explique à wbbif ses visions pour promouvoir le basket féminin.

Il parle de la notoriété qui passe par l'équipe de France féminine, argentée aux jeux olympiques et bronzée au championnat d'Europe pour mettre l'attention sur toutes les joueuses de la ligue féminine de basket.

L'autre objectif est d'attirer plus de jeunes Françaises pour choisir le basket.

Et en association avec l'Unicef, il souhaite accentuer le sport féminin en dehors du terrain de basket avec le projet "Championnes de cœur ". 

Pour visualiser cette vidéo, veuillez cliquer en bas.

Raising the profile of professional basket in France
is the next challenge for Philippe Legname

Philippe Legname, Irène Ottenhof.Gérard BOCQUENET, (UNICEF°

Thierry Balestrièr's four-year reign as the president of the Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB) came to an end in January 2013. Then Philippe Legname was elected into the role.

In addition to his new position as LFB president he is also the 5th vice-president of the FFBB with the responsibility of looking after professional basketball in France for both women and men.

Although Legname's experience in basketball administration has been mostly in men's basketball due to his involvement with Hyères Toulon
Var Basket (HTV) he explains in the video that he does not see that as a handicap in running the LFB.

He goes on to say that it is the same sport and that he has followed women's basketball regularly. He has attended every Open LFB and is a regular visitor to Aix-en-Provence basketball club.

Philippe Legname talking about  his role as President of the LFB

However his biggest challenge for the moment is to raise the profile of the sport so that professional basketball can profit from the recent success of the national senior women's team at the Olympics and at EuroBasket.

He explains how the association with UNICEF and  how the "heart of champions" project will work and keep women's basketball in the media spotlight all during the season.

He also highlights a new competition accross the regions to hopefully increase the number of young female players.

(You can follow the interview in English by turning on the youtube caption editor for subtitles.)


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Date created: 23 October 2013


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