“HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS FIRST…” – LYON AND RONE FOOTBALL REGION

DELEGATION – M. BENJEDDU: “HUMAN RELATIONS FIRST…”

THE DELEGATE TO THE DISTRICTS OF LYON AND RONE FOR TEN YEARS, MURAD BENJEDDOU HAS ROADED THE DEPARTMENT EVERY WEEKEND, IN SEARCH OF… NEW HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF HIS RESPONSIBILITIES.
SERVICE…

Murad, how did you become a delegate for the district of Lyon and Rhone?
I have been a delegate since September 2012. It was through attending a safety meeting offered by the Rhone District, during which I discussed with Gilles Portejois and Serge Gourdin, that the opportunity to become a delegate presented itself to me. At that time I was the treasurer of ASA Villeurbanne and the head of this club for several years. I was very motivated by the idea to act differently, at the level of the department through the district.

What experience did you have in football before? ?
I signed my first license in Rhone at the age of 12. At first, I practiced intermittently, as I was destined to take up karate, which I continued to practice until I was 25 years old. I played football in Villeurbanne, Riye and Givort. I was a referee for a college sports season (FNSU) while at STAPS between 94 and 98. My best memory as a footballer is playing in the 32nd Coupe de France final with ASA Villeurbanne in 2002. Between 2004 and 2012 I was a manager at this club, holding several positions such as treasurer, coach, sporting director…

What do you like about a function delegate function?
Being in contact with people from different walks of life, different experiences and living stories with a capital letter, all this is special and rich. During these ten years of delegations, I was able to realize that this sport still allows me to discover new facets that I did not suspect. In this way, I was able to move away from the dogmas forged in some clubs because of the relationship between themselves, because of the too often subjective feelings towards sports bodies and officials.

“I HAVE A DESIRE TO STOP…”

What qualities do you think a good delegate should have?
First of all, you must accept the fact that this sport is defined primarily by human relationships. Listen to others, focus on their concerns and thus use the normative and sporting tools to facilitate your mission in your club. In my opinion, being a good delegate means being able to listen, of course, but also to be able to talk to others, to convince and, with humility, to bring your point of view and knowledge to the service of the clubs and their leaders. You need to be able to respect not for authoritarianism, but for adherence to the values ​​u200bu200bthat you personify.

One or more vivid or funny memories?
I have two. The first is not a very good memory, but rather the worst experience I had as a delegate. During the senior match, I had the feeling that, despite the position I held and the physique that I represented, I was perceived as a person of foreign origin. This event marked me. Despite this difficult moment, when the desire to stop surged through me, thanks to the support of the Rhone district, the disciplinary commission, Bernard Boisset and Gilles Portejoie, I saw this moment as a special situation and an isolation that could in no way reflect the spirit of this sport. The second one is happier. During one of my first delegations, at Hauts Lyonnais, I was able to meet a fantastic leader who accompanied me throughout my delegation and with whom I could carry out my duties and enjoy it very much. This leader is Mr Gutagny. It made me want to continue this great adventure. Telling myself that I was going, I was convinced that I would meet even more beautiful people … And so it was.

Interview with Denis Dupont

Murad BENJEDDU
Born January 14, 1973 in Lyon 3.th
Work:
social center director
Player Journey : ASA Villeurbanne, O. Rillieux, JSO Givors
Pedagogical course : ASA Villeurbanne (Senior D2 from 2004 to 2006, Senior D1 from 2010 to 2012)
Manager career : ASA Villeurbanne (treasurer from 2002 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2011)
Another : karate from 1985 to 1999 (home for everyone in Rancy)