The National Association of Sport leagues professional has just published 18 proposals addressed to the candidates in the presidential election.
The ANSLP release
"The presidential and legislative elections of 2012 must be an opportunity to continue the definition of a sports policy for the country, for all sports, amateur sport, disability sport, high level sport, school sports, professional sports, senior sport, nature sport and in all its dimensions, social, environmental, economic, international
Directions and arbitrations that will make the sports policy of tomorrow must strengthen unity, ethical and solidarity-based French sports model and allow national teams and Championships professional to operate in a framework supporting and accompanying performance and economic development.
Professional leagues have produced a document entitled "2012-2017 - for a new partnership with professional sport" with 18 proposals widely disseminated to political and administrative leaders, presidential candidates and members of Parliament to contribute to the reflection on the sports policy of the country.
Professional sport is inherently part of the French sport system, defends and is implementing its principles and its values. First live show of France, professional sport occupies a singular place in the lives of many French. It is a major social phenomenon draining a large number of spectators and viewers, forming a unique melting pot of national and regional unity and of many vocations and passions. It is and will remain primarily a human adventure and a great social elevator. It is at the heart of the main issues contemporary, showcase of French sport, major player in the financing of sport for all.
Professional sporting activity legally recognized, organized, supervised, regulated as a sacred and sensitive area is a sector of activity in itself, with its assets and its values, its issues and its needs. Clubs and professional athletes are involved in a very important way of the economic environment and social cohesion of their territory. As such, they must be given support in the same way that any business and any employee, training and investment including.
Many reflections produced in recent years have identified the issues facing French sport and the reforms required to respond. Training and the conversion of athletes, the diversification of investment and resources for professional clubs, issue national forums sports as well as governance and the effectiveness of the policies are topics which are, in the opinion of all emergency priority to maintain competitiveness and credibility of French sport.
The strength of the French sports model lies in its requirement for ethics, solidarity, his training and his management control, unique in Europe, which allowed French to not be carried away as some clubs professional sport Europeans by decades of deregulation to the developer of the crisis. Professional leagues are convinced that the French sports model based on the unity and solidarity of a hand and radiation and French sport performance on the other hand are not in opposition but to put at the service of a common synergy."