The Toulonnais Rugby Club officially launched this Thursday, in Paris and Toulon, the First French Sports Hall of Fame.
This concept, very widespread in the Anglo-Saxon world, sanctifies the great people who have made the history of a club or a League. Each year, only a few legendary players from the Toulonnais Rugby Club will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for eternity. Thus, this new part of the club will be built year by year and will be reduced in all dimensions: digital media, media and web 3, places of life, events, Gala evening, derivative products, supplier and media partnerships.
The RCT Hall of Fame, which is the first in French sport, symbolizes the club’s desire for innovation and its connection with the legendary players who have written its legend over the centuries, since its creation in 1908. Even more than that museum , a Hall of Fame, a term known worldwide to sports fans, constitutes a permanent reference to the memory and history of a club, giving it an annual actuality through voting for new entries. The elected members of the Hall of Fame will benefit, upon their enthronement, from publicity and media coverage allowing new generations to discover or rediscover them. The RCT Hall of Fame will forever and ever revive the memory of its great alumni in all media and venues of club life.
Bernard Lemaitre, President of the Toulonnais Rugby Club :” It is a great pride and honor that I am able, under my presidency, to bring this unexpected but essential asset to the KRT institution. This project is as innovative as it is memorable. It will forever revive, with future generations, the history of the people who have made our club grow. He writes his legend “.
Hall of Fame – Digital Museum
The Toulonnais Rugby Club established on the site RCToulon.com a 100% digital space dedicated to this major project. Each member will be highlighted through text and audio visual content telling their story, their exploits and their most outstanding performances. This immersive multimedia experience will allow fans to immerse themselves in the biggest moments in their club’s history, but also vote each year to determine the newcomers.
Hall of Fame – Vote of the first 5 participants
Voting will take place in 2 stages. For the 2022/2023 season, a pre-selection phase begins today, this allows internet users to pre-select the 15 names they find most important. A Selection Committee, made up of leading figures from the club, rugby and other worlds (such as Marcel Rufo or Toulon Mayor Hubert Falco), will then meet and formalize the 15 pre-selected.
A second phase of selection will begin in January, still RCToulon.com’s digital Hall of Fame Museum. Enriched with content for each player, fans will once again be able to vote to determine the first 5 RCT Hall of Fame inductees for this inaugural season.
Hall of Fame – Revelation
The identity of the first 5 participants will be revealed at Stade Mayol, during the TOP 14 match: Toulon – Stade Français-Paris on 04 March 2023. These 5 legendary players will then be honored during a Gala evening.
Hall of Fame – Gala Evening
The annual highlight of the Hall of Fame system, a wonderful Gala evening will bring together on 18 April 2023 (date to be confirmed) legends of Toulon and world rugby, personalities from the territory and other universes, to benefit much more. living homage to rugby’s first entries Pantheon of Toulon. In the heart of Toulon, this prestigious evening will constitute a new reference ceremony for French and international rugby.
Hall of Fame – Merchandise
Hall of Fame will also be available around official products. A range of vintage polo shirts will be specially created in partnership with official Hall of Fame apparel, Sports d’epoch and Blacks Legend.
NFT, unique virtual collections dedicated to this project, will also be offered to RCT fans.