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Victorian Regional Challenge Cups

In April the Victorian Regional Petanque Clubs participated in the annual Regional Challenge Cups. The North West Challenge had seven clubs participating each with two teams. The Pyrenees Club hosted the event. Winners were one of the teams from the Grampians Club. Meanwhile down at Apollo Bay the SE Regional Cup was hosted by the Apollo Bay Club. Winners were one of the teams from the S Andrews Club. Pictured - some of the players at Avoca.

National Squads Named

The PFA Coaching Commission, after observing players during the recent Trans Tasman in Adelaide and Easter Carnival in Melbourne have named the following players as members of the PFA National squad 2017. Men national squad 2017: Mathieu Faure- Geors Eric Leconte Michael Lacase Lionel Chazal David Lefer Bronson Romani Pierrot Lubin Mohammed Qaba Sebastian Edouard Denis Masson Frederick Ventcasatamy Kierran Clarke Laurent Fossaert Tim Stevenson Harold Darcy Women national squad 2017: Cathy Ayre Chantelle McGrath Ariadne Ernest Min Kuan Lim Bridie Kinghorn Wendy Bensen Julie Lacase Stella Jang Hae Jung Sue Begley Tina Genovese Eileen Marie Anick Masson The play

2017 Festival of Petanque Wrap

The recent Festival of Petanque over the Easter weekend was an unqualified success with over 50 teams competing in each of the competitions. Scroll down for a slideshow of pictures from the event. Open Women's Trips Winners The results: Report from Andre Deramond, National Director of Sport, PFA Venue: Quote from participant "Caulfield Petanque Club provided a great venue with some of the best facilities seen in Australia” and must be complimented Competitions: Singles Thursday had some good matches and a very good final, all participants discovering the playing area loved it. Doubles the most difficult day as we were running 12 different competitions at one stage (Finals time) finished a

Teaching the next generation!

Mt Macedon Petanque Club recently entertained 140 grade 1 & 2 primary school children from Gisborne Primary School. In groups of 28 the children experienced Petanque for 30 minutes playing in doubles and thoroughly enjoyed playing a new sport. The club organised gold and silver boules, so teams knew where their boules were on the piste. These will be used for other groups who wish to experience Petanque. Congratulations to Mt Macedon PC for this initiative.

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