Coaches and Umpires


PFA is committed to effective governance of the sport of petanque in Australia.  PFA is committed to supporting the development of the Coaches at club, state league and national levels. 

PFA has developed and provides a number of policies, rules, regulations, procedures, forms, guides and tools to assist coaches to confidently complete their duties.

To ensure their effective development PFA has developed a set of programs to assist coaches develop confidence and competence.  To consolidate any training, PFA has focused on developing coaching and mentoring skills of its board members to assist club, league and national coaches. 

PFA is committed to developing and maintaining the highest standards of sports and business governance.  This commitment is consistent with its goal of recognition as a National Sporting Organisation and meeting the ASC Sporting Governance Guidelines, Policies, Rules, Regulations, Procedures, Forms, Guides and/or Tools have been developed to guide the accredited coaches of member clubs, state leagues, in the training and development of players of the sport of petanque. Member Clubs and their Players, Administrators, Coaches and Umpires should access these documents to help conduct activities in support of the sport. Policies, rules regulations, procedures, help guides, tools, forms and manuals to assist our coaches can be accessed by following the links.


​PFA has created a learning pathway for coaches in our sport. Each club will be able to develop players to take on the player development roles needed to develop player skills and confidence. Coaches will learn the knowledge and skills required to perform the roles of Club Coach, State Coach and National Coach. 


PFA officials will conduct development programs and coaching sessions to develop knowledge and understanding of the playing skills, strategies and techniques of the sport.  They will learn to conduct training and coaching sessions to ensure the development of playing skills from beginner through to representative player.


Programs are available to develop coaches at club level, at state level and at national level.    

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