Basketball is the most ancient sport activity in Francescas, the date of
creation of the club is unknown, perhaps previous to war 1914-1918.
What is sure, it is that basketball was played in the twenties.
The first ground on grass was drawn in the meadow of the office of
Beneficence, road of Lasserre, the first players were the brothers
Denux and some others, whose names did not stay in memory.
The second ground should be drawn in the garden of the family
Alenton Ausset, facing the school.
The club at this moment was called the "Interrogation mark
Franciscan"or PIF, appellation to the memory of the plane
of the airmen Nungesser and Coli, tragically disappeared during the
try of crossing the North Atlantic, who had been called the Interrogation mark.
The head office of the club was in the Coffee of Peace or Madeira, its name
has remained for a long time registered on the facade. The vest was in
blue and white draughtboard.
These are difficulties of postwar years 39-45 to have such vests,which
made change these colours in blue for the resumption of the
Union Sportswoman Franciscan, which succeeded in PIF in 1950.
The sports field was definitely bought in 1947.
Aftert he first tarmacking, it was company for trading melons
in Francescas from Cavaillon, which took care of building the roof.
Then it should be the closing and the installation of the Office of
Public Prosecutor, cloakroom, of timing and of electrical display
to arrive in 2000 at the building of a new modern room,answering to
the norms of approval.
For the public, the season ticket for is available in the 30-€ rate by the
presidents of the club Alain Charles and Paulette Laborde.
A new coach Michel Barrère and new recruits are part of the team.
The sessions of trainings are opened to the Franciscans supporters every Monday,
or Wednesday and Friday at 20 h .
School of basketball
US of Francescas offers to the children, who are 7 to 12 years old,
and who want to run and to play the ball, to register in the club in
order to discover and to start to learn about these collective sports.
Inscriptions for the children born from 1997 till 2002 will be made on Wednesdays
from 16 h till 19 h, in the room of basketball.