English - Presentation

« The Racing club de Lens was created in 1906. We deeply love this club for its strong values, for the people who created this exceptional club. Exceptional for the human relations between all football players. Exceptional for its history deeply linked to the history of the city of Lens which has always recovered from many obstacles and problems. We come from a city where people are quite discreet, people used to hardly ever speak about themselves, about their sufferings. The mining world was like that. We must be proud of our background. The city of Lens is synonymous with human richness, heart fighting and solidarity. This is the reason why a mining lamp is printed on our shirt. This is the symbol of our past and historical background. This is a proof of reliability and respect of the future. »

Gervais Martel, Président du Racing Club de Lens