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Sport dans la Ville was created by Nicolas Eschermann and Philippe Oddou in 1998.
During their studies at emlyon business school, the founders were thinking of creating a social project for young people in difficulty.
The aim was to promote the professional integration of young people by offering team sports sessions in the heart of the neighbourhoods.
The development of Sport dans la Ville was then developed through a strong entrepreneurial model, putting the tools of business at the service of the cause, and thus guaranteeing an impact for the young people supported by the Association.
in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Basketball courts in Vaulx-en-Velin, Lyon la Duchère and Givors
in Lyon Vaise
Job dans la Ville and Entrepreneurs dans la Ville
L dans la Ville and Apprenti'bus
with a 1st sports centre in Sarcelles-Rosiers
and opening of the 1st sports centre in Roubaix
Integration into the impact and legacy project of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and opening of the Organization's 40th sports centre.
and spin-off of the Entrepreneurs dans la Ville programme in 3 metropolises: Lille, Saint-Etienne, Marseille.
Its role: to promote the personal development of young people by guaranteeing the educational framework provided by Sport dans la Ville, by helping each young person to find his or her place in the group, by creating a climate which allows each to gain confidence and by working on behavior for young people.
Its role: it is involved both in the dynamics of sports centers in the neighborhood and in the various issues of professional integration. It federates the young people of the organization around the programs and ensures the link with the families and the local community programs.
Its role: To steer and develop the programs of Sport dans la Ville both in educational engineering and strategic orientations. Our program managers ensure the coordination of the operational teams.
to offer the best chances of success to all the young people of the Organization.
The Board of Directors of Sport dans la Ville is composed of 13 members who ensure and monitor the proper management and development of all the Association's activities.