PETANQUE CLUB Inc.
Petanque is both a fun social activity and a competitive sport. It can
be played in the backyard, a park, and competitively up to world
is a game for everyone, where grandparents,
parents and children can play on equal terms, as neither age, gender
nor ability matter.
that is required is area of firm ground, a
set of metal balls, called BOULES, a jack, called a COCHONNET and most
importantly a sense of fun.
as a small group of people playing
Petanque at various locations around Hobart in the mid 90's
was officially formed on 8th September 1996.
1998 worked with the Hobart City Council to
secure the use of a small area (20m x 20m) at Long Beach which
previously been used for wood chopping events at the Sandy Bay Regatta.
a small grant from Sport and
Recreation to construct a gravel area.
numbers grew through "word of mouth" and
general interest from the public as the piste is in a public
2005 extended the piste to 50m x 20m. The
club raised $2000, we received a grant of $4999 from Sport
Recreation and $3000 was given by Hobart City Council.
extended piste has three different playing
surfaces, fine gravel, thick fine bluestone and large pebbles.
L Higginbotham, 1998 P Rose, 1999 G
McDowall, 2000 P Rose, 2001 R Manning, 2002 G McDowall, 2003 D Ward
Manning, 2005 G McDowall, 2006 T Dando, 2007 T Dando, 2008 T Dando,
2009 G McDowall, 2010 G McIntosh
Dando, 2012 P Rose
R Manning, G McIntosh - 2008 R
Randria, R Gillie - 2009 T Dando, L Prior - 2010 P Rose, G McDowall
2011 H James,
P De Roeck - 2012 E Hartill, R Randria - 2013 E Hartill, R Randria
2012 R Manning, R Randria,
2013 M Raspin, T Koppen, G
Manning, M Raspin, P Jolley
2011 T Dando, 2012 T
Dando, 2013 B Hall
D Brain , 2012 M Raspin, 2013 J Norton
2014, R Randria
2014 Valerie Logan
membership was 8-10 people playing
club was incorporated in early 2000.
was 18 in 2002. It has steadily
grown to 59 in 2013/2014.
age range is mostly 50+ and the gender
distribution is equal.
PROMOTING THE GAME
club's Tournament Director, assisted by
club members has run three Adult Education courses during the past five
years. These have been very successful and are
always fully booked. We have
members from these courses.
Petanque Club also promotes petanque by
hosting visits from other sporting groups, wheelchair
athletes, Alliance Francais and having "bring a friend day".
also participate in events run by the Hobart
city Council which "showcase" outdoor activities.
club has a "gala" showcase day on Australia
Day as part of the Sandy Bay Regatta.
club maintains a close
relationship with the Hobart City Council and their
Parks' Officers. We take responsibility for keeping
playing area in good condition.We have regular working bees of club
petanque Club Inc is registered with
Petanque Federation Australia. A team(s) from the club participates in
the annual Interstate Championship. Club members regularly participate
in other mainland competitions such as the Easter Triples, Weird
Entertainers Masters Doubles.
2010 the Over 60's team came third in the
Interstate Challenge and two of our members have been in the Australian
Team to play against New Zealand in the Trans Tasman Challenge
club caters for all ages and abilities. As
a low impact sport it is ideal for those with limited mobility.
members range from those who just want to
participate socially to those who wish to be part of the Australia wide