Racing Club de France was the brainchild of a band of rascals who preferred racing around the concourse of the Gare Saint-Lazare to the courtyard of their Lycée Condorcet. The pranksters grew up and so did Racing, to become one of Europe’s biggest all-round sports clubs.
Racing 92 is the heir to this prestigious past and maintains a sense of pride that it shares with its public: a love of the Ciel et Blanc hooped shirt that has come down through two hundred years of history. The club is like no other. Nor are its supporters. Their attachment to the shirt goes beyond a simple passion. They are THE family. As a result, Racing 92 wants to offer them a special place and a special treatment.
We have a great history. Our sport, Rugby, conveys values of friendship, solidarity and respect. Every match that Racing 92 plays is an opportunity for a celebration. The supporters’ clubs are one of the main components. Through their presence, their activities, their singing and their encouragement, they play a part in the team’s victories and write history with the team, in the good times and the bad.
The purpose of this charter is to restate the club’s attachment to its supporters’ clubs, to govern their relations and set out their reciprocal commitments. In signing this charter, the supporters’ club undertakes, on behalf of itself and its members, to be the spearhead in creating the atmosphere at the Yves du Manoir stadium for the 2013-2014 season.
This charter is signed for the 2013-2014 season. The club and the signatory supporters’ clubs will assess the situation in May 2014 and decide on whether it will be terminated, renewed or amended.
Article 3.1 : The supporters’ clubs undertake to support the club in full compliance with the values of the Club and of Rugby. They agree to respect the players and officials and to avoid all acts of violence.
Article 3.2 : The supporters’ clubs agree to group together at gate 6 of the historic stand and to create a nucleus whose singing, activities and encouragement will persuade the whole stadium to get behind our team. They are the spearhead in creating the atmosphere at the Yves du Manoir stadium.
Article 3.3 : The supporters’ clubs undertake to sing and encourage the players throughout the game. They are the 16th man. They will choose leaders from their ranks to lead the singing and encouragement. They will show imagination in their activities with the aim of helping the Racing 92 team to win and make the match a celebration.
Article 3.4 : The supporters’ clubs should arrive at gate 6 of the historic stand at least half an hour before kick-off to encourage the players during their warm-up.
Article 3.5 : As far as possible, the supporters’ clubs will organise travel for their members for away matches so as not to leave the Racing 92 team without its supporters, even when it is playing far from home.
Article 3.6 : The supporters’ clubs will issue to each member a member’s card supplied by Racing 92. The member’s card will be used to enjoy the advantages described in article 4 of this agreement.
Article 4.1 : Le Racing 92 undertakes, for the 2013-2014 season, to offer a season ticket for the 16 home matches with a 20% discount on the general public price (this offer cannot be combined with any other discounts available) based on the 2012-2013 prices.
Racing 92 is also offering the supporters’ clubs who have signed this charter seats in the “Fan Zone” at gate 6 (category 2) at a category 4 price.
Racing 92 also undertakes to give the supporters’ clubs who have signed this charter priority for the purchase of match tickets:
Article 4.2 : Racing 92 undertakes to offer access to gate 6 seats at special rates only to members of the supporters’ clubs who have signed this charter. It will inform the public of this and will refer any requests made to the club to the supporters’ clubs. Membership of one of the supporters’ clubs will therefore be compulsory for anyone who wishes to take advantage of these rates.
Article 4.3 : Racing 92 undertakes to provide the supporters’ clubs with a certain number of aids to creating the atmosphere at the stadium: Flags, thunder sticks, bass drums, giant shirt, etc. the clubs will be given a room at the Yves du Manoir stadium in which to store their equipment. It will be accessible so that supporters can use the equipment for away games. The clubs will be offered a limited number of annual accreditations, giving club members privileged access to the stadium on home match days with the aim of preparing and organising their activities.
Article 4.4 : Racing 92 grants the supporters’ clubs who have signed this charter the right to use the title “Official Racing Metro 92 supporters’ club” in all their communications. They may also use the official club logo, except for any form of commercial activity. Finally, they may use the collective image of the Racing 92 players in all their communications, except for any form of commercial activity.
Article 4.4 : On presentation of their supporter’s card, members of the supporters’ clubs who have signed this charter will be offered a 10% discount in the Racing 1882 shops. Members of the supporters’ clubs who have signed this charter may also take advantage of the benefits offered by traders who are partners to the club.
Article 4.5 : A bar will be organised at gate 6 of the historic stand. On presentation of their supporter’s card, members of the supporters’ clubs who have signed this charter will be offered a discount. In addition, subject to agreement with the concessionary, a queue will be reserved at the Bodega for supporters’ club members for the post-match celebrations.
Article 4.6 : Members of the supporters’ clubs who have signed this charter will have the option of taking part in competitions specially organised for supporters every match week. Two private events for supporters will be organised with the club for the benefit of supporters’ club members.
Article 4.7 : Racing 92 will regularly post content dedicated to the supporters’ clubs who have signed this charter on the website (Supporters tab), on the club’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, App) and on the stadium’s giant screen.
If one of the Parties fails to comply with any condition or obligation set out in this Charter, the latter will be terminated by right if the other Party sees fit to do so.
Termination will not take effect until the expiry of a period of two weeks following the receipt by the other Party of a registered letter with proof of receipt giving him notice to perform his obligations, this letter remaining without effect.
Any disputes relating to this Charter will be referred to the competent courts in the district governed by the Court of Appeal in Paris.
Colombes, 4 May 2013