"I was elected unanimously," Bruno Martini told a press conference.

"The general assembly rather trusted me. I had been asked for several months to become president".

"My projects are visibility, economic development and positioning, that is to say our identity", displays the former general manager of PSG Handball from 2010 to last January.

"You have to wear the right values ​​that are already given to us intuitively," he said.

Bruno Martini succeeds the head of the League from the president of the Nîmes club, David Tebib.

The latter had been elected to these functions until the end of the initial mandate of Olivier Girault, who resigned in August 2020 to devote himself to his unsuccessful campaign for the presidency of the Federation.

Since his departure from PSG - where another goalkeeper, Thierry Omeyer, succeeded him - Bruno Martini had become general manager of the main French esport team, Vitality, a position he left to campaign.

New president of the League, Bruno Martini wishes to strengthen the links between the amateur and professional world.

"For the moment handball is a sport that is practiced more than it is looked at," he analyzes.

"There are more licensees in handball than in rugby but we do not necessarily find it (in terms of exposure)".

The Starligue broadcast is already secure until 2026 with BeIn Sports.

"It's a chance because not all sports are in this situation," said Bruno Martini.

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