A sports program that encourages students to stay in school

École Henri-Bourassa

Eleven years ago, Jude-Alain Mathieu left Montréal North to play college football. Back then, starting a football program at his secondary school was simply unthinkable in this disadvantaged neighbourhood.

Today, Jude-Alain Mathieu runs the École sécondaire Henri-Bourassa Beliers team. This season, his team has a record of four wins and no losses. 

The coach works every day to support his players, starting with making sure that they aren’t practising or playing on an empty stomach. He also encourages them to continue their education. By pushing them to persevere in sports, he helps them to persevere with their studies and to set their sights on college. 

Congratulations on this wonderful achievement, Mr. Mathieu, and all the best to you and your team for this season and the seasons to come!

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