31. 07. 2020

Composition and calendar of next French men’s and women’s championship revealed

Source: lnv.fr; Photo: sportbusiness.club

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While volleyball clubs in France are finalizing their transfer window activities and started preparing for the coming season, the league organization has composed the calendar for 2020/21.

 

The Ligue Nationale Volley (LNV) set the calendar of the men’s and women’s 2020/21 championship (Ligue A Féminine and Ligue A Masculine, respectively) and made the official list of clubs competing in them. The women’s league will consist of 15 teams, while men’s league will have 14 teams.

First the calendar: the women’s regular season (round-robin format) is to be played from September 26 to April 25 and there will be no playoffs, meaning that the club finishing first in the charts after the last round will be awarded the title. The men’s regular season (round-robin) will start later but end earlier than women’s, from October 3 to March 27, and clubs will compete in the playoffs after that (April 3 to 25).

Final Four of the women’s Cup is on September 19 and 20 in Cannes, while the men’s Final Four will be held on September 26 and 27 in Toulouse.

CLUBS (alphabetical order)

Ligue A Féminine: Béziers, Cannes, Chamalières, France Avenir 2024, Istres, Le Cannet, Marcq-en-Barœul, Mougins, Mulhouse, Nantes, Paris St-Cloud, Pays d'Aix Venelles, Saint-Raphaël, Terville Florange, and Vandoeuvre Nancy.

Ligue A Masculine: Ajaccio, Cambrai, Cannes, Chaumont, Montpellier, Nantes Rezé, Narbonne, Nice, Paris, Poitiers, Sète, Toulouse, Tourcoing, and Tours.

 

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