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Tuesday 29 September 2020

Welcome to the SAC

The Standard Athletic Club is hidden in the forest of Meudon just minutes from the Etoile.

It is Paris's premier International English-speaking Sports and Social Club, the perfect place for all the family to play sports casually or competitively or just relax and enjoy the social life.

If you'd like to know more, just call us on 01 46 26 16 09 or email .

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

The AGM planned for Sunday 4 October at 3 pm has been postponed for Health and Safety reasons

In accordance with the most recent government declarations, from Monday 28 September the bar will close at 10 pm every evening and the Gym Room and Squash Courts will remain closed for a period of two weeks. Contact the Step/pilates and Yoga coaches for information about their classes.
The marquee will not be available from Monday. In the grounds, gatherings should be of fewer than 10 people (including children).
Masks are compulsory both Inside the clubhouse and on the grounds.
Keep your distance, wear a mask, wash your hands…
Be safe.

At the top of the tree are teams like Barcelona. Further down the pyramid are teams like El Padro. Standard Athletic are a little lower still, at least for the moment. El Padro are sponsored by a tapas bar of that name and have a backbone of Spanish players. They play in the Tankards League and and we have a couple of games lined up against some it's other pub teams. Gulp. 

SAFC had some good spells of play and we held onto the ball successfully at times. Our defence was well organised and mostly held firm. But each time El Padro came at us they were able to create a goal-scoring opportunity. And they mostly went in. Your correspondent was well-placed to keep score, though I was getting damn close to running out of fingers. I counted them all in...
The positives include the fact that there was a lot of tireless running, even when the result was already sealed and the carrots were well-cooked. Some good interplay in midfield and general solidity in the backline. We won many balls in the air from clearances, which is a significant improvement from earlier in the season. But we didn't have enough of the ball up the field to create many chances to score.
Hopefully we can invite El Padro back again and give them a closer game. Failing that, we'll go round to their bar and drink them under the table.

Coming soon

03 Oct 2020
Cricket SAC vs Chantilly (away)
04 Oct 2020
03:00PM -

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