Paris vs Tremblay

Tremblay-en-France Handball

After starting out as Vert Galant Sportif Tremblay in 1972, the club adopted the name Tremblay-en-France Handball from 2002 onwards, coinciding with a successful promotion push to the second division. Just two seasons later, in 2005, the club earned a place in the top flight of French handball for the first time ever.  Relegated in 2016, Tremblay went straight back up to the Lidl Starligue the following season as second division champions.

Coached by Benjamin Braux, who has been coaching between 2017 and 2019, the Yellow and Black finished the 2017-18 at a creditable 11th spot, maintaining their elite status through crucial victories over other candidates for the drop such as Saran, Massy and Ivry.

One of Tremblay’s most memorable seasons was 2009-10, when they clinched third place in the table, reached the final of the French Cup, where they lost to Montpellier, and enjoyed a run to the quarter-finals of the EHF Cup Winners’ Cup (a competition in which they would finish runners-up the following year), where Spanish outfit BM Granollers proved one hurdle too far.

On June 2020, the club appointed Joël Da Silva as new head coach, after having coach Toulouse and Saint-Raphaël.

The club is back in the Lidl Starligue since its title of Proligue champion acquired in 2016-17, ahead of Pontault-Combault and Istres.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

On March 11th, 2018, the two teams went head-to-head in a French Cup quarter-final, of which the Parisians came out on top (33-21), thanks in part to seven goals from Sander Sagosen.

On the 2019-20 season, the Parisians were travelling to Tremblay on matchday 12 of the Lidl Starligue. After 11 games without defeat, the Red and Blue were determined to continue on this path and that's what they did by winning 32-41 with Mikkel Hansen in a very good form and best scorer of the match.

In the 2018-19 Lidl Starligue season, Tremblay lost twice against Paris Saint-Germain.

Players to follow

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Vincent Gérard

Goalkeeper 16/12/1986
Having played for Montpellier Handball, Istres Provence Handball and Dunkerque Handball Grand Littoral, Vincent Gerard is a well-known goalkeeper of the French Lidl Starligue. With the Provençal club, he won the League Cup in 2009, after a victory in the final against his former club Montpellier Handball. On December 1th, 2019, the Red and Blue were travelling to Tremblay, as part of Lidl Starligue matchday 12. The Parisians were able to count on the performance of Vincent Gerard, with 13 saves, to win 41-32 against neighbours from Seine-Saint-Denis.
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Erwan Siakam-Kadji

Left back 10/09/1987
Born in Lille on September 10th, 1987, Erwan Siakam-Kadji is a French handball player playing as a left-back. Trained at the Lille Métropole Handball Club Villeneuve d'Ascq, he signed his first professional contract in 2007 under the colours of US Dunkerque, with whom he won 1 French Championship title in 2014, 1 French Cup in 2011 and 1 League Cup in 2013. After two seasons with US Créteil between 2014 and 2016, he joinded Tremblay-en-France Handball, with whom he is a key backline player alongside Luka Sebetic. During the 2016-17 season, he contributed in Tremblay return to the Lidl Starligue, the club finishing best attack and best defense in the Proligue championship.

The Palais des Sports

Inaugurated in September 2005, the Palais des Sport is the official theatre of Tremblay-en-France Handball. Dedicated to the practice of handball, the venue hosts meetings of professionals, but also of the city's youth and school sections. With a capacity of 1,100 seats in match configuration, the site also hosts the headquarters and offices of Tremblay Handball since summer 2016.

Esplanade Maurice Thorez
93 290 Tremblay-en-France
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Practical information
The Palais des Sports is accessible by public transport by taking the RER B, Vert Galant station in Villepinte. The site is also accessible by car, with numerous parking spaces available in the surrounding area.