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Grizzlys Catalans

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The Grizzlys Catalans are a French American football club based at the Parc des Sports in Perpignan, in the Pyrénées-Orientales department (66).

The club[edit]

The club now includes :

  • an Elite team playing in the first division of the French championship ;
  • a U19 team playing in the French championship ;
  • an U16 team ;
  • an U14 team.

The Grizzlys Catalans have their own troupe of Cheerleaders (not to be confused with PomPom Girls). Cheerleading is a mixed and complete sport composed of dances, acrobatics, gymnastics and singing.

The club also has a flag section (a non-contact opposition sport with rules derived from American football).

The Grizzlys Catalans, a training centre[edit]

A dual project : Student - Athlete[edit]

The Grizzlys Catalans Training Centre allows young people to combine high-level sport with quality academic training. The young people can benefit from a complete follow-up (academic, sports and medical).

This double project consists of following the players in their studies (at college, high school and university) while practicing American football.

The club gives priority to the academic success of the students, and each school under agreement allows the athletes to have their timetable adapted to facilitate their daily life.

School streams[edit]

These institutions offer players a full range of training :

  • Lycée Pablo Picasso - Perpignan
  • Lycée Rosa Luxemburg - Canet-en-Roussillon
  • Université de Perpignan - UPVD
  • EMSAT Formation

A sports infrastructure[edit]

The Grizzlys Catalans's club gives access to infrastructures dedicated to high level American football :

  • exclusive grass pitch ;
  • meeting room ;
  • weight room ;
  • living room ;
  • video equipment : hudl, camera, tablets, computer, giant screen.

History of the club[edit]

Launching and founding of the club[edit]

In 2010, Farid KACHOUR, former French champion with the Argonautes of Aix-en-Provence, introduces American football to the young people of the PIJ of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, located near Perpignan (66).

Farid KACHOUR and Laurent ALIU (President / Founder) created the club in 2012 : the Grizzlys of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque were born.

Champions 2015[edit]

The Grizzlys are Languedoc Roussillon regional champions and reach the national championship.

Grizzlys Catalans[edit]

In 2017, the board decided to rename the team the GRIZZLYS CATALANS in order to better represent the department and the Catalan Country, in France and internationally.



Moving to Perpignan[edit]

In 2021, the Grizzlys Catalans's club will move to the Parc des Sports in Perpignan.

Club partners[edit]

  • Historical partners : Casino Circus de Leucate, Carrosserie Follorou, Saint-Charles Lavage, Imprimerie des Pyrénées…

List of partners available here :

  • Public partners : the Pyrénées-Orientales department, the Occitanie region and the city of Perpignan.

Social Networks[edit]

  • YouTube : Grizzlys Catalans Football Américain
  • Facebook : @Grizzlys Catalans
  • Instagram : @grizzlys_catalans
  • Twitter : @GrizzlysCatalan
  • LinkedIn : Grizzlys Catalans
  • TikTok : @grizzlys_catalans


Online shop[edit]

The Grizzlys Catalans have an online shop offering ready-to-wear clothing for men, women and children.

Link to the online shop :

Physical shop[edit]

Address : Grizzlys Catalans by Atelier Marcel - 70 avenue de Grande Bretagne, 66 000 Perpignan


Phone : 06 17 12 26 65

Mail :

Website :

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