FOOTBALL: Women’s DFCO enters ‘new era’

After joining the brand-new Ecoparc Dijon Bourgogne training center, “we must also be able to reach the level with results”, coach Christophe Forest announced on Monday (25 July). The new employees also shared their motivation Dijon information.

The Dijon team, which is developing among the French elite, benefits from the modern infrastructure of DFCO, which stretches over 6 hectares in Saint-Pauline, on the outskirts of Dijon. The site has four pitches (one of which is grass), a training center for the men’s team playing in Ligue 2, a training center and a DFCO women’s pole.

According to the club, this equipment “offers new assets to our young players and allows the Dijon team to increase its appeal and performance”. He was released by the men’s professional team in June 2021.

“The president made an effort”

“We have to work to prepare for this long season and, above all, to be better than the last six months. (…) President [Olivier Delcourt] made an effort because he really likes the women’s team, so he does whatever it takes to put us in the best conditions,” said DFCO Women’s coach Christophe Forrest as the players finished their first training session this Monday, July 25, 2022. .

“When you leave Les Poussots and come here, you enter a different world. We pass the level in terms of infrastructure, so we have to be able to pass the level with the results as well,” he adds.

“It’s easier to get girls to come to that kind of infrastructure than when you’re in Les Poussots. (…) Everything is not over yet, but it is moving forward, we are entering a new era and we must do better than in previous years,” he insists.

New employees discover Dijon

Women’s DFCO 2022-2023 has hired many employees for the season. Emily Burns, goalkeeper (read the press release), Greek Malgorzata, who plays in central defense (read the press release) and forward Roselord Borgella (read the press release) answered questions fromDijon information after arriving in the city of the Dukes of Burgundy.

Earlier, Emily Burns had traveled from Canada and visited the historic center of the regional capital; then she came back “just for one game”.

Polish woman Malgorzata Grec is coming to “France for the first time” and says she is “very happy” because “Dijon is a very beautiful city”. The defender has already been able to check out some restaurants in Dijon and visit some heritage sites.

It is also the first visit to the Côte-d’Or by Haitian Roselord Borgella, who has visited the city center “a little bit”, including the Porte Guillaume Place Darcy and the Toison d’Or shopping centre.

The players were impressed by the infrastructure of DFCO

The three players are excited about the idea of ​​working at the new DFCO Féminin training centre. Emily Burns has been able to visit similar facilities in Canada and the US, but “not in Europe”, this is the “biggest and most interesting” training center she has seen in Europe.

In Poland, Malgorzata Grec has had similar infrastructure, but she believes that the infrastructure at Ecopark Dijon Bourgogne is very modern. For Roselord Borgell, such equipment provides “motivation” and helped make the decision to contract with DFCO.

Three players approach the 2022-2023 season with fighting spirit. Emily Burns says she’s “ready to work really hard because it’s important to me both individually and for the team.”

Malgorzata Grec is happy to play in D1, a “good level” division: “this team will be very good and I believe in this team”. Roselord Borgella plans to “work harder every day, score goals and win every game as a team.”

Jean-Christophe Tardivon

A great first DFCO for women

Christophe Forrest, DFCO Women’s Coach

Emily Burns, goalkeeper

Malgorzata Greek, center back

Roselord Borgella, striker

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