Thierry Raphet is the new president of the French Baseball and Softball Federation. He had served as the Secretary-General since 2014 and succeeds interim president Fabien Carrette-Legrand.
Thierry Raphet is the new president of the French Baseball and Softball Federation (FFBS). He succeeds Fabien Carrette-Legrand, who served as the interim president since September 2021, after then president Didier Seminet became the Secretary-General of the French National Olympic Committee.
Raphet has been an FFBS board member since 2013 and has served as the Secretary-General since 2014. He served as the president of the FFBS Youth Commission in 2013 and 2014.
"I thank the clubs for their confidence," said Raphet through FFBS official website. "I salute Fabien Carrette-Legrand for having accepted this post on an interim basis since last September, as well as Didier Seminet, who led the federation for over 10 years."
The new president added: "Despite the challenges of the pandemic era, our community has shown resilience. We actually brought our activities back to the pre-COVID levels and set a new record of registered players. It was the consequence of a great collective effort, and it makes me confident an exciting future is ahead of us."
The FFBS General Assembly appointed Seminet as the Honorary President.