Angloy Mathieu Pons will end his career at the end of the season

The legend will leave, number 5 will be an orphan. Mathieu Pons announced in a statement written before the derby against Bordeaux Boxers (7-3 defeat) this Friday, March 1, that he will end his career after ten years…

The legend will leave, number 5 will be an orphan. Mathieu Pons announced in a press release written before the derby against Bordeaux Boxers (7-3 defeat) this Friday, March 1, that he will end his career after ten years of faithful service at the end of the season.

“I wrote this text for the fans I care about and who have been important to me since my arrival,” explains the 29-year-old player. The decision to stop was carefully considered, although very difficult to make for several years with the birth of my first daughter. » The man, appreciated for his human values, assumes his choice: “I have always put the interests of the club and the collective before my own, often at the expense of my personal good and the well-being of my family.” It's time to put him back in the center of the equation. »

Therefore, it is purely a personal choice regardless of the rather turbulent sports and economic context. “It's also time to build my professional future and I'd rather quit on my own than out of spite because I wouldn't have that level anymore,” he continues.

“The club, more important than us”

For his second life, Mathieu Ponse is moving towards the professions of energy transition and renewable energies, but he will always think of Hormadi. “We are just passing through this club which is more important than us”, he believes. Today it is a fortress of French hockey thanks to all those, more or less famous, who worked in its service. “.

While the search for investors is in full swing, “Poncho” believes in the bright future of the Basques: “This club, I'm sure, is at a turning point. We must continue to support him, make him grow, he deserves it and will remain with a strong history at the top of French hockey. »

Pons, 4th pensioner

With this announcement, Mathieu Pons joins three future retirees from the Angloy club. Thomas Decock, Nicolas Arrossamena and Guillaume Duquenne will also start a new life. “Partially, the page will turn, but I will stay not far from this club,” promises Pons with emotion. With the youth, securing money through various events such as the Euskadi Cup, courses, tournaments in the middle of the summer as well as in D3 to transfer and continue to wear this logo that is very dear to me. I will have Hormadi in my heart all my life. »

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