RC Cannes

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RC Cannes
RC Cannes.png
Full nameRacing Club de Cannes
Founded1922
GroundPalais des Victoires,
Cannes, France
(Capacity: 4,000)
ChairmanAgostino Pesce
Head coachLaurent Tillie
LeagueLigue AF
2016–175th (Play-off semifinalist)
WebsiteClub home page
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RC Cannes is a French women's volleyball club based in Cannes and playing in the Ligue AF.

History[edit]

Racing Club de Cannes was created as a sports club in 1922 and the volleyball department was introduced in 1942. Originally it had both men and women's teams until 1948 when the men's team was dissolved. The club played in regional and lower national leagues and when the national league was restructured in 1967, it gained a place in the elite league. The club proved to be competitive and after finishing second in 1972, it qualified for the first time to play in a European competition (Cup Winners Cup). In 1993, Chinese coach Yan Fang was hired and the club became very successful.[1] For the next 23 seasons (from 1993–94 to 2015–16) under his coaching, the club won twenty French Championships (including eighteen consecutive titles from 1997–98 to 2014–15 and finish second in 1993–94, 1996–97 and 2015–16), nineteen French Cups (finish second in 1993–94, 1994–95, 2001–02 and 2014–15), two CEV Women's Champions League (in 2001–02 and 2002–03, finishing second in 2005–06 and 2011–12).[2] The club has also won minor international tournaments, such as the Women's Top Volley International on six occasions (1990, December 1993, 1995, 1999, 2002 and 2005).

Venue[edit]

In 2005 the club moved from the Palais des Sports André Henry to the Palais des Victoires.[1]

Honours[edit]

National competitions[edit]

1994–95, 1995–96, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017-18

International competitions[edit]

2001–02, 2002–03

Team[edit]

Season 2016–2017, as of March 2017.[3][4][5]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
1 France Myriam Kloster Middle blocker 1.88 76 (1989-08-04) 4 August 1989 (age 29)
2 Ukraine Olga Savenchuk Opposite 1.88 78 (1988-05-20) 20 May 1988 (age 30)
3 France Lucille Gicquel Outside hitter 1.89 71 (1997-11-13) 13 November 1997 (age 21)
4 Brazil Mariana Thomaz de Aquino Middle blocker 1.92 70 (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991 (age 27)
5 United States Taylor Sandbothe Middle blocker 1.87 68 (1994-12-15) 15 December 1994 (age 24)
6 France Déborah Ortschitt Libero 1.65 58 (1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 31)
7 Serbia Sanja Bursać Outside hitter 1.78 63 (1990-01-10) 10 January 1990 (age 29)
10 Croatia Vedrana Jakšetić Setter 1.83 73 (1996-09-17) 17 September 1996 (age 22)
11 Serbia Tanja Grbić Setter 1.76 64 (1988-07-09) 9 July 1988 (age 30)
15 Slovenia Sara Hutinski Middle blocker 1.86 71 (1991-06-20) 20 June 1991 (age 27)
16 Ukraine Nadiia Kodola Outside hitter 1.85 78 (1988-09-29) 29 September 1988 (age 30)
17 Bulgaria Gergana Dimitrova Outside hitter 1.84 74 (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 22)
18 Japan Kotoki Zayasu Libero 1.59 56 (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 29)
19 France Romane Ruiz Libero 1.78 67 (1997-01-05) 5 January 1997 (age 22)
20 France Carla Boudal Libero 1.67 62 (1999-07-14) 14 July 1999 (age 19)

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Le club". RC Cannes (in French). Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Anny Courtade quitte la présidence du RC Cannes". L'Équipe (in French). 3 July 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ "L'équipe". RC Cannes (in French). Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Racing Club de Cannes". Ligue Nationale de Volley (in French). Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  5. ^ "RC Cannes - Team 2016–17". CEV. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  6. ^ "RC Cannes - Team 2010–11". CEV. Retrieved 6 March 2017.

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