On the sidelines of a training evening, president Sébastien Barella gathered his management in the club building of the René-Colinet stadium for a working meeting. The football school of Saint-Etienne is one of the most important in the department. Within its workforce, the club employs two labor contracts and two apprenticeship contracts. The president presented his plan to access one of the excellence marks awarded to clubs by the FFF, through the district. The designation of a soccer school requires compliance with several criteria: the number of educators, their degrees, the content of the classes or even citizenship in order to teach soccer in accordance with regulations and federal policy, while fostering sportsmanship. With this goal in mind, the president reminded of the need to structure the club without losing sight of the concepts of satisfaction in caring for children, so that they grow well in accordance with regulations and sports values. He thanked the present leaders for their availability and invited them to include parents in the life of the club. A few operational details were mentioned before Sébastien Barella introduced one of the club’s most active sponsors: Franck Terroni, president of 4 Ever, a jewelry specialist, creator and distributor based in Montauban. He said his passion for football, a discipline in which he would like to make a career. He presented the educators with several pieces of equipment that will be of great use to them in the field before the conversation continues with a glass of friendship.