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A commitment to sport

The Chamois Niortais

Cheminées Poujoulat has supported the Chamois Niortais football club for many years.

The Chamois Niortais



Club : Chamois Niortais FC
Founded: 1925
Discipline : Football


1 season in L1 – 20 seasons in L2

Coupe de France – Quarter-finals: 1991
Coupe de la Ligue – Semi-finals: 2001
Ligue 2 – Runner up: 1987
National (D3) – Winner: 2006

A new approach

Since 2009, when the club lost its professional status and was relegated to the non-professional french championship, there has been a plan in place. Joël Coué, the new chairman, appointed two of the club’s former players to the management team. Karim Fradin became the general manager and Pascal Gastien became the trainer of a team mainly made up of players from the training centre. After a season packed with wins (on the rise) and entertainment (best crowd numbers in France for this level with 3,000 spectators per match), the team rejoined the Championnat National (equivalent to the 3rd division). In 2012, the Chamois Niortais were back in Ligue 2.

For the 2013 season, the target is clear: get back in the rankings and continue the upward trend.

A regional and national reputation

The Chamois Niortais are well known across the country, and following in the footsteps of clubs like En Avant Guingamp and AJ Auxerre, help to build a city’s reputation.

Through a social, educational and community-based project, the club plays an active role in the region promoting the values of sport such as health, respect and team spirit, and is also involved in social inclusion and integration projects.

Poujoulat: a loyal partner

For many years, Poujoulat has been associated with the club, committed to sharing their common values and convey a positive image of their company through football. During these difficult years for the club, Poujoulat has remained a solid, committed partner, keen to play an active role in this construction project and give the club what it needed to bounce back as quickly as possible.

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The privileged relationship between energy and technology

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