Natixis supports the Racing 92 and France’s Olympic Team
Natixis’ sports sponsorship focuses on team sports.
Natixis and Racing 92: an eight-year commitment
Confident in the Racing 92’s abilities, since 2007 Natixis has supported the ambitious project of this prestigious team , i.e. “to return to the highest level”.
Driven by values such as fighting spirit, solidarity and respect, the Sky Blue and White have since then made a spectacular return to the top level.
The story between Natixis and Racing 92 started in 2007, when the Paris rugby club was still playing in the second-tier Pro D2.
Confident in the club's abilities, Natixis committed to supporting its ambitious project, i.e. "to return to the highest level".
Driven by values such as fighting spirit, solidarity and respect, the Sky Blue and Whites have since then risen to the top of the French and European championships. More than 25 years after it last won, the Racing 92 became the 2016 French rugby Champion and brought back the shield of Brennus in Colombes for the 6th time of its History.
© Racing 92
Rugby is a passion that Natixis shares with its employees by organizing several internal events: contests, private sales, discounted tickets, autograph sessions, fun days bringing together employees' children and players, etc. Natixis also involves members of the management team of Racing 92 to talk about their experiences or methods of sports and collective management.
"In a company, like in a sports team, we must perform together to succeed", said Laurent Mignon, Chief Executive Officer of Natixis. We also have backs who perform magnificently, prop forwards and throwers. All these individuals must proceed in the same direction to win and meet all challenges.
Watch the video of Laurent Travers and Laurent Labit, co-coaches at Racing 92: "Strive to serve the team!" (in French only)
With Natixis, a passion for rugby that knows no frontiers
The goal of the Natixis Rugby Cup, the event created by Natixis in 2013, is to promote rugby union in Asia, especially in view of the World Cup in Japan in 2019. Natixis supported the Racing 92 team in Hong Kong in 2013, in 2014 and in 2016.
For the inaugural game of the Natixis Rugby Cup in 2013, Racing 92 was competing against Stade Toulousain, another TOP 14 club. In November 2014, Natixis offered the team to play another game against the rugby section of the Hong Kong Football Club, the Hong Kong team that it also sponsors.
Febrary 6th, 2016, Racing 92 was winner of the 3rd Natixis Rugby Cup. The New Zealand Otago Highlanders team, current defenders of the Super Rugby championship pitting 18 international clubs from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Africa, were beaten 38-45 during a friendly match in Hong Kong.
The Natixis Rugby Cup constitutes a real showcase for Racing 92 and rugby union in Asia.
Rugby, a learning experience
Sport is a tremendous tool for integration, social mixing, sharing and fulfillment. Natixis, which is convinced that performance and excellence are transmitted at a very young age, has been supporting the educationall project of the three rugby schools of Racing Club de France since 2013. The goal is to provide dedicated and skilled coaching to close to 1,000 children under 14 from all social backgrounds.
© Ulrich Gojin / Racing 92
Christophe Mombet, the Rugby manager, responsible for coaching at Racing 92, presented the educational values of rugby along with Xavier Chauveau and Vincent Lasmarrigues, two young trainee players. Watch the video.
Natixis, official sponsor of the French Olympic Team
Through the partnership of Groupe BPCE with CNOSF (French National Olympic and Sports Committee), Natixis has been the French Olympic Team’s official partner since 2010.
After the Vancouver winter games (Canada-2010) and the London summer games in 2012 , Natixis supported the Team at the winter Olympics in Sochi (Russia-2014).
The next key date will be Rio in Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympics that, once again, will thrill hundreds of millions of sports enthusiasts around the world.