In addition to bringing together all the Stade Rennais fans around football, Stade Rennais F.C. plays a daily role as a key social actor in the Rennes region both in terms of professional integration and through charitable action led in partnership with renowned organisations such as the ELA (the European Association against Leukodystrophies). In 2021, the club launched a wide awareness-raising and action programme to fight against sedentary living and to promote physical activity through its Move! programme.

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Stade Rennais F.C., a loyal partner of the ELA.

Since 2005, Stade Rennais F.C. has acted alongside the ELA in the fight against leukodystrophy. Each year, the Red and Blacks participate in a major event organised across the whole of France by the charity run by Guy Alba: the “ELA dictation”, read by players in schools in Rennes and the region. For many years, Stade Rennais F.C. has kept space on the shirt for the ELA logo to show its support at each of the club’s matches.

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Move! to fight sedentary living

This is a major public health concern that Stade Rennais seized with both hands in 2021. The consequences of physical inactivity and sedentary living are the main cause of avoidable deaths worldwide. In the fight against sedentary living and to promote and active lifestyle the club created “Move!” to encourage everyone to take their health (back) in hand through physical activity. Behind this individual appeal, there is a whole community that is committed to taking action for its community. Since the programme was created, conferences, events, sports lessons in school, videoconferences and more have already raised awareness amongst thousands of children and adults. 

Find out more about the Move! programme

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Le Stade de l’Emploi

On a regional level, Stade Rennais F.C. has been organising “Le Stade de l’Emploi” at Roazhon Park since 2014. This day connects jobseekers with local recruiters, to support professional integration. This is an entirely different backdrop from other local action, a job centre or recruiter’s office. Jobseekers can also benefit from advice and coaching sessions through various workshops and conferences.


The key statistics from “Stade de l’Emploi”: 

  • An average of 4,000 visitors per edition
  • 85 companies were on site seeking new young talent
  • 80% of visitors said they made useful contacts
  • 57% of companies believed they made useful contacts as part of this day
  • 88% of them found the right candidate
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Become a “player” in the match through Club Rouge et Noir.

Enjoy a unique behind-the-scenes experience at Roazhon park, experience a red-carpet arrival, greet the players when they arrive at their dressing room, accompany them from the tunnel to the pitch before kick-off: these are some of the benefits that Club Rouge et Noir offers members of regional partner clubs. As a bridge between the region’s amateur football and the professional world, this community that brings together 140 clubs meets every year at the Henri Guérin training centre, the Stade Rennais F.C. performance centre to participate in a huge celebratory tournament: the Erminig Kup. 

To join Club Rouge et Noir:

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The “Quartiers Football Club”

As part of a scheme that was jointly created by Stade Rennais F.C. and the City of Rennes, the QFC spends several afternoons a year meeting youngsters in the city's neighbourhoods. Led by coaches from the Sports Department and players from the Red and Black Academy, several hundred children who were not members of the club and hailing from the Berry, Gayeulles, Blosne and Villejean neighbourhoods gathered to take part in football-related workshops based on sports and play. This initiative enables under-privileged children to discover the benefits of sport through football.