Roland-Garros 2021: BNP Paribas gets the ball rolling with young people

The French Open is an emblematic sporting tournament and the imminent reopening of the doors of Roland-Garros also marks the gradual return to an – almost – normal life. And for this 2021 edition, BNP Paribas is targeting

18-25-year old, who have been particularly affected by the health crisis. As a long-standing sponsor of tennis and an active player in youth inclusion, the Group will be reaffirming these two commitments during the French Open. Game, set and match for young people from 24 May to 13 June.

The health crisis has had a severe impact on young people, leaving them with no visibility over their short and medium-term future. As the lock-down and curfew reduced the number of student jobs available, many students were forced to change or even abandon their plans. From the start of the health crisis, BNP Paribas has been working to support the younger generation by rolling out numerous initiatives, particularly in the areas of equal opportunities, inclusion, education and access to culture. During the French Open, BNP Paribas is continuing its support for young people by inviting them to take part in the fortnight’s events, which are open to a reduced number of spectators, and by offering them new experiences during the tournament.

1,000 seats and 5,000 licenses up for grabs: BNP Paribas opens the doors of Roland-Garros to young people

This year, more than ever, major sporting events are reviving the notion of collectiveness and solidarity. With this in mind, BNP Paribas has devised a special programme for young people at the 2021 French Open. It starts with accessibility, with

1,000 places offered in priority to young people from the Group’s partner schools and tennis clubs and associations supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation such as those of Projet Banlieues, Odyssée Jeunes, Proxité, e2c, L’Ascenseur and Fête le Mur, as well as young people registered on the platform “We Are Tennis” by BNP Paribas.

On the programme: an exceptional day at the site including a visit to the stadium, matches in the stands and unforgettable meetings with emblematic people from the world of tennis.

BNP Paribas Young Talent Team honoured on the courts and on the screen.

Young people in the stands but also on the famous clay courts. Several members of BNP Paribas Young Talent Team – a programme launched by BNP Paribas in 2018 that supports 20 young French tennis hopefuls every year by providing them with the financial and human resources they need to succeed at the highest level – will participate in the tournament. Diane Parry, Arthur Cazaux, Luca Van Asshe and Elsa Jacquemot, winner of the 2020 Roland Garros Junior, will all be on the courts of Roland-Garros.

Elsa Jacquemot who, alongside Emma Jouy and Yoshka Sborowsky, will appear in the documentary that will to be broadcast on France Télévision during the French Open. The 28-minute film takes us into the extraordinary daily life of these young players, who are brimming with ambition and dreaming of becoming champions.

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