Natixis, a long-standing partner and official sponsor of Racing 92, celebrated 15 years of its partnership with the historic rugby club in the Hauts-de-Seine département on Sunday, November 27: 15 years of loyalty, support, and assistance; 15 years of passion; 15 years of emotions!
2007 – 2022: a long-standing relationship
In 2007, Natixis became the partner of Racing 92 to help the club achieve its sporting ambitions. 15 years have passed since that first step was taken. The road has been long, bringing its share of disappointments but also its moments of success. From the bottom of the rankings to the conquest in 2016 of the Brennus Shield, the trophy awarded to the winners of the French rugby union domestic league; from the old stadium in Colombes in the northwestern suburbs of Paris to the club’s move to the Paris La Défense Arena, Natixis has accompanied all these major milestones in the life of the club, proud to see the team evolve over the years and to be supporting one of the best training centers in the TOP14 rugby union club competition.
Throughout all these years, two things have remained unchanged: the shared ambition, first of all, to make Racing 92 a top-ranking club and, secondly, the unwavering conviction that the bank and the club share the same set of values: the strength of teamwork, the desire to surpass oneself, the transmission of skills, and the entrepreneurial spirit.
With the staging of various activities, 7-a-side rugby exhibitions in an original ‘mixed’ format, meetings with sportsmen and women, and the showing of an outstanding film directed by Manuel Herrero, Sunday November 27 was an opportunity to celebrate this anniversary with nearly 200 customers and 600 employees from Communauté BPCE and the Group's global business lines.
What next after the first 15 years?
The bank will continue to support Racing 92 in pursuit of its new ambitions, as testified by Natixis’ decision to renew its partnership with the players sporting Sky Blue & White shirts until 2024, with a focus on the ‘Natixis Sevens’ 7-a-side rugby team (an Olympic sport). This new partnership is driven by three strong convictions: the loyal pursuit of a commitment and set of shared values since 2007; a greater role for women (a social challenge both for the world of business and for high-level sport); and, finally, the organization of training to help and support the talents of tomorrow.
The partnership between Natixis and Racing 92 is only just beginning!
Discover Manuel Herrero's outstanding film