The IGS Group becomes an official partner!

Paris Saint-Germain Handball has just signed a two-year partnership with the IGS Group, a training and education heavyweight in France and internationally, to support young elite athletes and students in the success of their professional and personal projects.

The objectives of this new partnership will be to create events and conferences for exchanges among athletes, companies and students, to train young people in the values of sport, to professionalise them and to accompany them in their transition into new careers.

"We are delighted to welcome the IGS Group as a partner of Paris Saint-Germain Handball," said Jean-Claude Blanc, Deputy Managing Director of Paris Saint-Germain. "Our Club also places the training of young people at the heart of its priorities, as shown by the many young handball players who leave our youth academy with a contract at the highest level. Paris Saint-Germain Handball shares with the IGS Group this ambition to enable the young people who pass through our institutions to emerge armed to face the challenges that await them in their respective professional fields."

"The partnership is part of our initiatives as ambassadors of sport, particularly with young people on work-study programmes," explains Jean-Philippe Leroy, Deputy Director General in charge of work-study and apprenticeship programmes and Regional Delegate of the IGS Group. "Creating a collective by bringing together people from different backgrounds, and turning their differences into a strength, will enable them to optimise their skills. Real assets for their future professional life. This will resonate all the more with our students as many young people admire this Club and its emblematic players. This partnership will further unite our community around sport, develop team spirit and help our students to achieve and even surpass their ambitions."

The IGS Group's network of 9,000 partner companies will be invited to attend Les Rouge et Bleus' matches and exchange with young elite athletes and students from the Group's schools. Those who intend to pursue careers in communications will also be able to benefit from media training sessions with the press attaché of Paris Saint-Germain Handball or to be involved with interviews with ambassadors or players in the Handball section.

IGS Group press: Axelle Guilmault: Mob.: +33 (0)6 86 90 84 12

Communication Paris Saint-Germain: Eva Duprat: / +33 (0)6 37 32 08 08

About the IGS Group:
Founded in 1975, Groupe IGS is a federation of independent, non-profit-making associations (law 1901), whose vocation is initial and continuing training, work-linked training, apprenticeship and professional integration in eight areas of professional skills and expertise. This major player in job training and the development of know-how and interpersonal skills benefits from a triple presence internationally (Dublin, Shanghai, Casablanca) and in France (Paris, Lyon and Toulouse). Building on its 45 years of educational innovation, the IGS Group offers 150 programmes from Bac to Bac+8. It trains 14,800 people every day, including 8,100 apprentices and work-study contracts. Every year, graduates join a network of 70,000 alumni, including 19,000 in the HR field and 9,000 in partner companies. For 45 years, the IGS Group has been helping people and companies to succeed in their professional projects thanks to a range of training courses unique in France for its richness and diversity, with diplomas and degrees targeted or certified by the State.

About Paris Saint-Germain Handball:
Nine years ago, Paris Saint-Germain set itself the goal of becoming one of the leading international sports brands by embodying the values of elegance, excellence and respect associated with Paris, whose name the brand so proudly bears. In just a few years, the Club has become one of Europe's leading teams. Since its acquisition in 2012 by QSI, Paris Saint-Germain Handball has become one of the best European handball teams by winning no fewer than 16 national titles and qualifying for the Final4 of the Velux EHF Champions League three years in a row. A feat that only four clubs had managed to achieve in the history of the discipline. The team has been strengthened with the arrival of some of the best players in the world such as Mikkel Hansen, the Karabatic brothers and Luc Abalo, and has encouraged the integration of young home-grown players into the club - all of which has enabled the team to set a host of new records over the seasons.