CNR’s historic involvement in favour of rowing in the Rhone Valley took on a new dimension in 2014. We are now the official sponsor of the French rowing teams, and continue to support the development of clubs in the Rhone Valley through sponsorship operations.
CNR has long been involved in promoting rowing in the Rhone Valley. This involvement takes the form of sponsorship operations to favour the development of local clubs by supporting access to all sectors of the public (schoolchildren, women, fitness enthusiasts, etc.).
Our actions include :
In 2014, our involvement took a new turn with the signature of a three-year partnership agreement with the Fédération française d’aviron (FFA). For the first time in its history, CNR committed itself to an Olympic sport at both national and local levels:
Along with the FFA and all the people who practice the sport, CNR shares the values of personal commitment, collective performance and team spirit, but it also supports using the river for leisure, discovery and caring for its environment. In the midst of the debate on energy transition, this partnership gives CNR a means for increasing its visibility and strengthening its image.
CNR whished to be part of the performance Compact initiative launched by the Department of the City, Youth and Sports to develop a new synergy. The challenge: bring them closer the sportsmen to the high level of corporate. CNR accompanies Augustin Mouterde (2016 world champion lightweight coxless pair), a young French rowing silver medalist at the last world rowing Aiguebelette, Jérémie Azou (gold medalist RIO Olympics Games in double sculls light weight), in Team France since 2005 and holds a long record (over 50 medals) and Noemie Kober (selected for the Olympics in Rio), young athlete of 22 years selected for the Olympics Games in Rio.
- 105 000 rowers
- 400 clubs
- 500 jobs
CNR’s commitment gives our federation a second wind, especially in a lean period. Since I was trained at Avignon, a quintessentially Rhone Valley club, I feel even more involved. We’ve been neighbours ever since I first put oar to water. The renewable energy policy fits us like a glove. Apart from a difference of a few terawatts, we’re doing the same job! But joking apart, I’ve discovered CNR’s innovation and research in new technologies. It’s a dynamic, efficient and exemplary company. I hope we’ll be up to the task, with CNR as locomotive to guide us towards world excellence.
Our meeting with CNR goes back to 2012 and the construction of the rowing club of Haut-Bugey in Belley. We immediately found we shared the same values: a shared playing field, the quest for high performance, respect for nature, solidarity, humility, openness to others, the taste for effort and discovery.