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All Correspondence to “The Secretary", P.O Box 7450 Baulkham Hills NSW 2153, email: tdando@vtown.com.au

Postal Address:
Pétanque Federation Australia
PO Box 1152
West Leederville, WA 6901
Registered Office:
Pétanque Federation Australia
Phone: 61 3 (0) 439 497 958

ACN No. 099 110 460
ABN No. 76 099 110 460

The Pétanque Federation Australia Executive is the ruling body for the game of Pétanque in Australia and is responsible for the governance of all matters pertaining to the game.

PFA Board of Directors

President: Joe W Corcoran
Email: joewcorcoran@gmail.com

Vice President: Andre Deramond
Email: andre.13@bigpond.net.au

Secretary: Terry Dando
Email: tdando@vtown.com.au

Treasurer: Robin Anderson
Email: jrander1@bigpond.com

Director: Ray Beaumont
Email: beauray1940@gmail.com

Director: Warren Sowter
Email: pfacoach@me.com

ALL correspondence should be sent directly to the PFA Secretary.


12 August 2014 World Singles Championships 2012 , email from Andre Deramond, PFA Sport Director

12 August 2014

Dear members,

We have received an invite to send a
- Man and a
- Woman
To the world Single championships to be held in Nice France on 23 – 25 January 2015.

FIPJP decided as in first International Federations that should fully implement their costs, only the Gala Dinner will be available to delegations. Also, to avoid large expenditures, the Organizing Committee will offer several choices of hotels at very attractive price from 45 € to 70 € the double room including breakfast and meals 15 € varied and all tastes.

All cost to the players
          o Accommodation + foods
Organiser contribution
          -Gala dinner only
PFA contribution
          -Uniform only

Interested players should contact their state coaches or our National Director of coaching Warren Sowter directly

Regards

Andre Deramond
PFA Sport Director
andre.13@bigpond.net.au
Mob: 0403 267 249

 


21 July 2014 Single Championships 27–28 September 2014, email from Andre Deramond, PFA Sport Director.

21 July 2014
Dear members,
Please find information for our 1st Single Championships 27 – 28 September 2014, registration-form link.
Prizes and Format will be publicised before tournament.
Regards
Andre Deramond, PFA Sport Director, andre.13@bigpond.net.au, Mob: 0403 267 249

 

ACCOMMODATION:

Hotels-
The Addison Hotel
Participants can book the Addison via the Internet (www.addisonhotel.com.au) & quote
                                 "Pétanque competition Paul Boudan's group".
The hotel address is; 147-151 Anzac Parade, Kensington (phone no. 02 96630600 or free-call 1800 336 336).
Participants can also book at Formule 1 Hotel or the Mercury if they wish; however, the Addison Hotel is the preferred choice.

TRANSPORT:
The Club will provide transport (complimentary) from the Hotel to the Venue and scheduled from the Airport to the Hotel.

Breakfast:
Floreal Pétanque Club will provide a continental breakfast Saturday & Sunday mornings (also complimentary).

Lunch:
Floreal Pétanque Club will provide French Baguettes lunches for $5.00 per person.  For the Officials & Special Guests - complimentary lunches. (A La Carte Bistro will also be available).

Dinner - Friday & Saturday Nights.
Club Bistro a La Carte available. Floreal Pétanque Club will subsidise the cost of the meal.
Cost per player will not exceed $10.00 per meal, (one meal per person).
Officials & special guests - complimentary. (Blue tickets will be issued).
Complimentary coffee, tea & water will be provided during the competition days Saturday & Sunday.

PRESENTATION NIGHT:
Sunday - Sit down dinner $15.00 pp. Bookings essential.
Officials & special guests - complimentary.

TROPHIES:
Floreal Pétanque Club will arrange the Perpetual Shield
(1) Replica for the Men
(1) Replica for the Ladies

In addition, complimentary mementos will be provided to each participant to commemorate the first Tete a Tete National Competition.
Bus will be available (complimentary) for Interstate visitors who wish to tour the City on Monday. Lunch at Manly Beach.


16Jul14 Latest PFA General Information (16July2014) from Andre Deramond, PFA, Sport Director.


12Jul14 'Tête a Tête' PFA Singles Championship - 27&28 September 2014 at Floreal Petanque Club NSW
           Accommodation, transport, food and trophies - details.

09Jun14 Information 2014 PFA National Single Championships 25-28 September 2014. (Check registration            closure)  Registration form Floreal Pétanque Club, Eastlakes Sports Club, Sydney, NSW.
           Over 60 competition - see Information      from Andre Deramond, PFA Sport Director. (09Jun14).


03Jul14 Notice (per email) from Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation Australia.- Thursday 03 July 2014.

PFA   FIPJP

Pétanque Federation Australia Ltd. Affiliated to the FIPJP
ABN 76 099 110460. ACN 099 110460
Terry Dando, Secretary, tdando@vtown.com.au
Joe Corcoran, President, joewcorcoran@gmail.com

03 July 2014

Notice to Members

Expired Club Notice to Clubs
Pétanque Federation Clubs have received a note with an Expired club note – PFA does not have any idea where it came from or who sent it. It has nothing to do with Pétanque Federation Australia and its clubs. Please disregard it , mark it as Junk and delete it.

Grants To Leagues
Hopefully all leagues that forwarded a program to promote pétanque on or near Bastille Day time have received their grant in their bank accounts. Please contact the secretary or treasurer if it has not been forwarded. As mentioned in the original note regarding the grant a short report and photos if available is to be forwarded to the secretary by the end of July. PFA would like to share the experiences with all the pétanque community .PFA is still waiting on two regions to forward details of their promotion and bank information so that grant money can be forwarded.

Australian Sports Commission Application
As mentioned in a previous note to members this is being processed by the relevant government department. However we have been notified that a reply may be delayed because relevant departments which previously handled applications have been closed and integrated into other departments. Hopefully we will be advised by the end of August this year.

Pétanque Federation Website
The website will be updated shortly . Please look at it occasionally to note the changes. We are hopeful that in the future payments to PFA  may be able to be done through the website. Investigations regarding this and the associated cost is being sought.

Pétanque Federation Banking Details
The following information is to clubs and members for direct banking to PFA.
Account Name      : Pétanque Federation Australia
Bank                     : CBA
BSB                      : 063-143
Account Number   : 10405152
Reference             : Please include your name as the transaction for your payment

Affiliation and Licenses Fees
All clubs would have received at least three notices in the last two months regarding these. Information regarding direct banking details are noted above.
These should be done now as renewals were due by the 30th June.

2014 Interstate Competition
This year the ISC will be held at Weird Entertainers and Pétanque Club in Endeavour Hills on November 8th and 9th (near Dandenong) - I’m certain that all participants eagerly await this wonderful weekend.


Regards

Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation of Australia (03 July 2014)

 


04Jun14 Letter (per email) from Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation Australia.- Wednesday 04 June 2014.

PFA   FIPJP

Pétanque Federation Australia Ltd. Affiliated to the FIPJP
ABN 76 099 110460. ACN 099 110460
Terry Dando, Secretary, tdando@vtown.com.au
Joe Corcoran, President, joewcorcoran@gmail.com

04 June 2014

Information from the PFA Board to State Leagues, Clubs & their Members.

Australia’s World Cup Team for Tahiti October 2014
The PFA board has much pleasure in announcing the following four men to represent our country and congratulates them on their selection.

  • Pierre Bommarito
  • Michael Lacase
  • Clifford Edouard
  • Tim Stevenson

Renewal Notices
Clubs should have received renewal notices for club affiliation and player licenses.
If you haven’t received that information please contact Andre Deramond.

Player Licence Policy and President’s Letter
These have been sent out to all clubs and leagues. If you haven’t seen them please contact the secretary PFA

Grants to State Leagues
These have been approved although the board is waiting on details from two.
Could state leagues please forward banking details to the secretary so that grants can be direct deposited.

  • Account Name
  • BSB
  • Account Number

Australian Sports Commission Application
The Petanque Federation Board has forwarded the application (all 140 plus pages) to be recognised as an Australian sport by the Federal Government to the Australian Sports Commission. It involved a great deal of time and effort, and hopefully we will hear from the ASC by the end of July 2014. I’m certain Joe Corcoran will issue a statement to all members when we have a response to our application.

Notices To Board, Leagues and Clubs
When notices are issued by the secretary now they will be sent to:

  • All PFA Board members
  • cc State Leagues
  • bcc (blind copy) all member clubs

Regards

Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation of Australia (04 June 2014)

 


12May14 Letter (per email) from Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation Australia - 12 May 2014.

PFA   FIPJP

Pétanque Federation Australia Ltd. Affiliated to the FIPJP
ABN 76 099 110460. ACN 099 110460
Terry Dando, Secretary, tdando@vtown.com.au
Joe Corcoran, President, joewcorcoran@gmail.com

12 May 2014

Latest news from the (PFA) board.

PFA AGM Minutes & Forum Report.
There was a separate note sent out and I trust that all have seen it. An apology was not noted for Jean –Paul Boudan-Apologies for missing this.
Fees for July 1 2014-June 30 2015
At the AGM the club affiliation fees were set at $100
The license fee for players remains at $30 and Juniors $10.
Fees are due by June 30

Please send payment and names (in excel form if possible please) to:
Mr  Robert Boudan robertlily@bigpond.com
PFA Licence Officer
20 Morshead Rd.
Narellan Vale
NSW 2567
Payment can be made by direct deposit to:
Account Name : Pétanque Federation Australia
Bank: CBA
BSB : 063-143
Account No: 10405152
Reference : Include your Club Name as transaction reference for your payment

Special Occasion Grants for States
We have received and approved grants for S.A., W.A., TAS., QLD.& A.C.T.
VIC. & N.S.W. are still to be approved.

2015 Trans –Tasman New ZealandAustralia Venue
The board is pleased to announce that the venue for this annual event will be at Avoca on the 14th and 15th March 2015. I’m certain that all clubs join with the board in congratulating the Pyrenees Pétanque club on their successful application. It should be a great occasion for the town of Avoca.

2015 Pétanque Federation Australia Singles Competition
A Pétanque Federation Australian Singles Championship will be held at Floreal Pétanque Club, Eastlakes NSW on the 27th & 28th September 2015. More information will be forwarded to clubs in the near future.

A New Club For Pétanque Federation Australia
PFA welcomes Mission Beach Pétanque Club, Queensland to our federation. I’m certain that clubs will have members wishing to visit them in their sunny surrounds. Contact person is Kim Badcock at info@missionbeach petanque club.org.au
The club has a great website.

International Triples held at Bexley
A special public well done to Robert Boudan and his members for their hosting of this event. They were fantastic. I’m certain that all participants ,playing and non playing would have also welcomed the challenge to play against and watch our overseas visitors .

Weird Entertainers Event for Seniors
Congratulations and thank you to Weird Entertainers Pétanque Club for hosting an event specifically for “seniors”. I’m certain that all participants enjoyed the club’s organisation and hospitality.

Club Membership up until April 30th 2014
ACT
Capital = 25 (11F + 14M)
NSW
AMA = 20 (7 F + 13M)
Azzuri = 9 (2F + 7M)
Boules Artistes = 37 (11F + 26M)
Floreal = 13 (6F + 7M)
France = 24 (5F + 19M)
Lake Macquarie = 9 (3F + 6M)
Newcastle = 66 (30F + 36M)
Wollongong = 17 (5F + 12M)
WA
Bayswater = 22 (9F + 13M)
Clochemerle = 40 (21F + 19M)
Junior = 13 (8F + 5M)
La Maison = 30 (8F + 22M)
Rockingham = 47 (21F + 26M)
Subiaco = 66 (34F + 32M)
QLD
Brisbane = 19 (5F+ 14M)
Brisbane = Southside 43 (22F + 21M)
Deception Bay = 10 (2F + 8M)
Mission Beach = To Be Announced
SA
Adelaide Hills = 8 (3F + 5M)
Club De Pétanque d’Adelaide = 22 (7F+ 15M)
Coonawarra = 10 (10M)
Eastern Suburbs = 21 (6F + 15M)
FAB = 13 (4F + 9M)
Gawler = 25 (10F + 15M)
Port Noarlunga = 15 (8F + 7M)
Prospect = 25 (8F + 17M)
TAS
Bayside Boules = 22 (14F + 8M)
Hobart = 66 (35F + 31M)
VIC
Camberwell = 80 (38F + 42M)
Caufield = 24 (14F + 10M)
Dove = 30 (11F + 19M)
Dromana = 11 (5F + 6M)
Flinders = 94 (50F + 44M)
Long Beach = 10 (5 F + 5 M)
Maldon = 25 (14F + 11M)
Mt Macedon = 33 (12F + 21M)
Nagambie = 12 (7F + 5M)
Portsea = 41 (21F + 20M)
Pyrenees = 32 (20F + 12M)
Red Hill = 45 (25F + 20M)
St Andrews = 13 (7F + 6M)
St Kilda = 47 (20F + 27M)
Sunbury Players = 25 (15F + 10M) )
Weird Entertainers = 53 (18F + 35M)
Woodend Hanging Rock = 89(48F+41M)

Regards

Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation of Australia

 


27Feb14 Email form Andre Deramond, PFA Sport Director.

From: Andrè Deramond [mailto:andre.13@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: 26 February, 2014 9:57 AM
Subject: Shooting competition

Dear All,

Please forward the name of the players who will take part in the shooting competition Friday 18 April 2014.
Scoring sheet are available on PFA website www.petanquefederationaustralia.com
Qualifications must be conducted in the presence of a PFA umpire and register must be signed by State league official and the umpire officiating.
Register has to be forwarded to:
-Ray Beaumont National director of Umpiring beauray1940@gmail.com and
-Andre Deramond PFA Sport Director andre.13@bigpond.net.au

Please consult attached document

Regards

Andre Deramond, PFA Sport Director, andre.13@bigpond.net.au, Mob: 0403 267 249

 


27Feb14 Letter (per email) from Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation Australia.- 27 February 2014

 

PFA   FIPJP

Pétanque Federation Australia Ltd. Affiliated to the FIPJP
ABN 76 099 110460. ACN 099 110460
Terry Dando, Secretary, tdando@vtown.com.au
Joe Corcoran, President, joewcorcoran@gmail.com

27 February 2014

Update to Members

2014 Annual General Meeting
Notice is given to all members that the Pétanque Federation of Australia Annual General Meeting will be held on April 18th 2014 at Bexley Pétanque Club beginning at 7:30pm.
At the meeting the President’s Annual Report and the Audited Annual Financial Statement will be presented for members.
Information regarding the financial statement will be sent out before the AGM.
Notices of motion can also be presented. Any notices of motion are to be forwarded to the secretary by March 18th to enable clubs to be notified of them.
Proxy voting form is linked if required.                             Appointment of Representative

Reminder Re Grants to Leagues, States and ACT
Special Day/Weekend Pétanque Celebration
The PFA board intends to distribute a grant to each state and the ACT to enable them to either promote or conduct an event on or near the weekend of July 14th 2014 (Bastille Day). Before we distribute the grant we would like a brief proposal noting the activity/ies that would be held, forwarded to the secretary by February 28 from each league, Tasmanian Clubs and the ACT. After the event has been held a short report and perhaps some photos is to be sent to the secretary to be placed on the website.

The following grants would be as follows:
Victoria:        $750
NSW, WA:    $300 each
SA:               $250
QLD, TAS:     $150 each
ACT:              $100
Your local shire/council may like to be involved.

New Licences
From March 1st each year licences from new members who have never been registered before will be licensed until the end of the following PFA year i.e. They will have four months free.

2014 Australian International Doubles
Camberwell will host 29 men’s and 17 women’s teams-A terrific response from players to what will be a wonderful weekend.

Pétanque Federation Australia Player Numbers
The number of licensed players continues to grow with nearly 1400 members!
Mission Beach Pétanque Club (Queensland) and Somers Pétanque Club (Victoria) have expressed interest in affiliating with PFA. News regarding these clubs will be shared when we have further information.


Regards

Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation of Australia

 


21Jan14 Letter (per email) from Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation Australia.- 21 January 2014

PFA   FIPJP

Pétanque Federation Australia Ltd. Affiliated to the FIPJP
ABN 76 099 110460. ACN 099 110460
Terry Dando, Secretary, tdando@vtown.com.au
Joe Corcoran, President, joewcorcoran@gmail.com

21 January 2014

To All Clubs and their Members
Please pass on the following information to all .Thank you.

Insurance Enquiry
I was asked about the age limit for members insured. All players up to the age of 90 years are insured.  

  • Guests who play with clubs should have a day licence to ensure that they are insured.

Clubs Advertising Events
Clubs which intend to hold events and advertise them state-wide, nationally and internationally should ensure the following procedures are followed.

  1. Check with your state league that the event does not coincide with an event already advertised and approved by that league and seek their approval at the same  time.
  2. Ensure that the date of the event does not coincide with a national or international events (in Australia) planned for and advertised in the PFA calendar.
  3. Tournaments must be conducted under PFA guidelines-These are readily available on the Petanque Federation Australia website.
  4. If you are in doubt and need more information please contact the PFA Tournament Director, Andre Deramond.
  5. Please inform Andre after the above has been done  for PFA approval so that your tournament can be placed on the PFA calendar.
  6. Ordinary weekly club tournaments do not need approval

Nice, France Tournament
Congratulations to Joe Corcoran Junior on being our Australian representative there.

Club Information
PFA is in the process of updating information about clubs on the website. This will allow all members to be able to have a game wherever they are travelling
Could clubs please forward the following information to the secretary please.

  1. Name of club
  2. Name of president  and contact email
  3. Name of secretary and  contact email
  4. Name of Club contact and email if different to 2 or 3
  5. Club’s playing address(es)
  6. Club’s playing day(s) and times and any cost to visitors.(licenced and guests)
  7. Club’s competition day(s), time(s) and entry fee for visitors. Any restrictions.eg  Club members only
  8. Club’s Snail mail address
  9. Website or Facebook address

Weather Concerns
Should your tournament experience extremes of temperature as most of Australia has had in the past fortnight and will most likely experience in the near future, it is the responsibility of the Umpire in charge to discuss with the organising committee whether it is safe for all players to continue. Options are to postpone the event, stop playing for a period of time or cancel the competition.

Regards

Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation of Australia



21Jan14 Letter (per email) from Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation Australia.- 09 January 2014

PFA   FIPJP

Pétanque Federation Australia Ltd. Affiliated to the FIPJP
ABN 76 099 110460. ACN 099 110460
Terry Dando, Secretary, tdando@vtown.com.au
Joe Corcoran, President, joewcorcoran@gmail.com


09 January 2014
To All Clubs and their Members
An insurance enquiry was sent to the board recently. This was forwarded to our insurers and a reply was sent very quickly back to the board and forwarded to the club which sent it in. Please find below the initial query and the reply from the insurer. The enquiry and reply may assist clubs when making a claim
Regards
Terry Dando, Secretary, Pétanque Federation of Australia


The Club’s enquiry
Our club has an insurance query following an incident at a member’s house during our annual New Year’s Day members’ competition. One member fell over a retaining wall at the edge of the pitch. Fortunately his injuries were relatively minor – two badly scraped fingers, and he was rather shaken since he fell onto ground a metre or so below the playing surface.

We have since been queried about what level of insurance PFA player licence registration provides for players if the injury had required formal medical treatment, time off work etc. Our club holds several such members’ events (sometimes these include guests) at private homes/venues throughout the year.

We would also like some easy-to-follow advice about what insurance licensed players, and guests, have during our regular social play at our different venues,
Also, at Open tournaments for licensed players.


The Insurer’s reply
The Personal Accident policy in place for PFA provides the following cover;

Insured Persons:
All registered members and all non playing officials of the Policyholder, all coaches, umpires and committee members of the Policyholder including apprentices, voluntary workers and work experience students.

Operation of Cover:
Whilst participating in Pétanque Australia Ltd activities including all club activities, games, competitions and training on behalf of the insured including journey to and from any club/sporting venue.

100% reimbursement for any Non Medicare Medical Expenses following an injury up to a maximum of $1,500.  A $50 policy excess applies to each and every claim.
Please note there is a Government Legislation, which permits insurers from covering Medicare related costs including the Medicare Gap.
If as a result of an injury the member is not able to work a loss of income benefit applies as follows; 85% of your weekly income up to a maximum of $600 per week, 7 day excess applies and the benefit period is 52 weeks.

The Non Medicare Medical and Loss of Income are the most commonly claimed policy benefits, the personal accident policy does however include Accidental Death and Lump Sum benefits for permanent injuries, broken bones lump sum benefit and others.
Please find attached the personal accident claim form if required.
If further information is required, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sarah Whitehall,
Account Director,
V-Insurance Group.


11Dec13 Letter (per email) from Joe Corcoran, President, Pétanque Federation Australia.- 10 December 2013

PFA   FIPJP

Pétanque Federation Australia Ltd. Affiliated to the FIPJP
ABN 76 099 110460. ACN 099 110460
Terry Dando, Secretary, tdando@vtown.com.au
Joe Corcoran, President, joewcorcoran@gmail.com

10 December 2013

Dear Members

On behalf of your Board of Directors I would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas and New Year and we sincerely hope that 2014 will be great year for all of you.

It is now six months since we were elected and it has been a busy but also enjoyable time and we thank you all for your support and your valued contributions during that period.

Work on our aim to achieve national recognition for our sport is progressing. We have had discussions with the Australian Sports Commission and have pretty well resolved the structure we will need to adopt to meet their governance requirements and are now able to draft a new constitution for you all to review and comment on.
One point that has become clear during these discussions, is that the commission would like to bring similar sports together for recognition and funding purposes. International sports which align with Pétanque include Lawn Bowls, Bocce, and Raffa, We have written to the ASC asking them to bring together the relevant organisations representing these sports to discuss forming an umbrella association in line with the ASC principles and guidelines. We will keep you advised as things develop.

The Website seems to be working well and we continue to get good feedback. Shortly we will change over to an html version that will allow access for tablets and smart phones. This will be a timely move as the number of people using their phones to access the net is growing phenomenally.
Expanding our calendar of events to cover the next two years has been very well received and we hope you have found it useful in planning your own club or league calendar.

We have had four new clubs affiliate with PFA in the last few months Deception Bay, Queensland (returning) Nagambie and Somers from Victoria and two enquiries from Bendigo and Warrnambool. It is great to see our numbers continuing to grow.

The International Doubles held in Rockingham in October was a tremendous success with 39 entries, the organisation by the Rockingham Club was really professional and the whole event ran very smoothly. The location, only one street back from the beach was superb. The weather was a bit cold and wet, unusual for WA in October but nobody was deterred by it. They all put their rain gear on and played through it.
Kim Douglas and Sue Dauth from WA won the Ladies’ Final with Jacqueline Kelly and Allison Brenton from NSW in second place. The Men’s final was between two WA teams with Gilbert Tourneur and Yves Najar taking first place from Nuvich Atchamah and Adonis Fontanini. Thanks again to Rockingham club for organising such a great weekend.

In November we travelled to Adelaide for the ISC. It was great to catch up with all the board members in person, as this was the first time we had all been together in the same place since being elected. To date all of our board meetings have been conducted by video conference, which I must say we are getting better at as the months go by.
The ISC was really good and it was great to have both the open and veterans events again. Prospect Pétanque Club did a fantastic job in organising the event and what a superb venue they have.
The competition was fierce throughout the two days with SA emerging as victors in both the open and veterans categories with Victoria second in the open and Queensland a very close second in the veterans.
Congratulations to SA on a well-deserved victory and for organising a great competition. From what I heard everyone enjoyed it and would be happy to come back to SA again in the future.

Organisation for the International Triples to be held at the Bexley Club in Sydney at Easter is well underway. This event will include a precision shooting competition commencing on Good Friday and of course the AGM on Friday evening. Full details will be available on this very soon and registration forms will be available early in the New Year.

We have also asked for expressions of interest from clubs wishing to host the International Doubles in March or April 2014 and are still assessing the responses

In September we sent a team to the ladies World Championship in Montauban, France. The team of Ariadne Ernest, Kate Mangan, Josie Petrolo and Libby Sowter played very well against the best teams in the world. They achieved a bronze in the Nation’s Cup.
In October we sent both Men’s and Ladies teams to the 17th Asian Championships in Bali, Indonesia, Our men’s team played well but were eliminated before the final of the Nations Cup. However our ladies team did really well winning bronze medals for third place, behind winners Laos and runners up Indonesia. Well done Joyce Anderson, Libby Sowter, Kate Mangan and Jacqueline Nemorin and congratulations to coach Robin Anderson.

We have had a successful 2013, with the best results ever from our participation in International events; National coach Warren Sowter has started the preparation for 2014. Part of that preparation is to encourage any qualified players interested in representing their country in International events to forward an Expression of Interest in joining the National Representative Train-on Squad.

We encourage all players to consider their interest and availability for selection in an international team. If you are interested complete the EOI form, available on the web site and return to Warren as soon as possible.

We have developed new courses for coaches and officials in the sport. These courses will be available in 2014. We encourage Leagues and/or groups of clubs to contact Warren to negotiate dates for the conduct of these courses in each state. It would involve the running of programs for players, coaches, umpires and competition officials. We will have more details on the website soon.

We would like to thank members who forwarded suggestions to the board. A suggestion for a special Pétanque day was taken up and the board has recommended the Bastille Day weekend will be an ideal time to either promote Pétanque to the public or run a special event. To that end the board will be forwarding a monetary grant to each state and territory to enable them to pursue this idea, the funds will be forwarded to early in the New Year.

Our online survey encouraging feedback from clubs, leagues and players has attracted some very interesting comments and suggestions. I encourage all of you to go online and complete the survey. The more feedback we get the better we will be able to meet the needs of most people. We intend to close off the survey in January and report back the results.

Our insurances for 2014 were renewed early in December and your club will have received copies of the certificate of insurance from our Secretary Terry Dando. The value of these insurances was highlighted once again when Judith Whitaker tripped and broke her wrist at the Interstate Challenge.
If you need to make a claim please keep PFA informed, preferably give us copies of correspondence. As the principle party to the policies it makes it very difficult when we are applying to renew the cover if we are unaware of our claims record.

Despite several requests for them, we still have not received all the financial records or any secretarial or historical documentation from the previous board, however, we believe that there is now a possibility; they will be forthcoming in the very near future.

Our accounting programme, financial reporting and controls are working well and we are confident we will be able to present a clear and understandable financial report to our members at the AGM in April.

Our financial position is better than it has been a number of years, although the board members come from five different states, the use of video conferencing has meant very little money has been spent on travel.

Even though the board was well represented at both the international Doubles and the ISC, the board members attended these events as competitors and paid their own travel costs.

I think that’s about all from me for now, I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Sydney at the International Triples at Easter.

Regards

Joe Corcoran, President, Pétanque Federation Australia.


03Dec13 PFA update - Details of PFA Insurance renewal which is from 7th December 2013 to 7th December 2014.


21Oct13 PFA News Items - from PFA Secretary Terry Dando.


07Sep13 Letter from Joe Corcoran, President, Pétanque Federation Australia.- 07 September 2013 (original document)

All Correspondence to:
“The Secretary, P.O. Box 1152, West Leederville, WA 6901, Phone: + 61 3 6223 3312 Email: tdando@vtown.com.au

Dear Members

  It is now three months since your new board of directors was elected and I felt it was time to bring you all up to date on what we have achieved during that period.
   One of our primary aims, that we committed to when taking office, was to work towards obtaining recognition of Pétanque as a sport by the Australian Sports Commission. This will require us to structure our sport at National, State and Club level in a manner that meets the governance rules of the Sports Commission. In order to achieve this we have commissioned a review of our Structure and Constitution and plan to be able to bring you the first proposals for discussion by November.
  The Website has been substantially improved and information is being constantly updated to keep all Clubs and Members informed as to what’s happening and what’s coming up. There are a number policies, competition formats and registration forms now available on line.
  The Calendar has been expanded to cover the next two years, to assist States and Club in planning their events, If you would like an event included in the calendar please advise our Sports Director Andre Deramond. If you have any feedback on how the site is working or suggestions for improvement we welcome them. We are now working to ensure tablets and smart phones can access the site.
   We now have 20 clubs using the OK sort software to administer their competitions, if you would like a copy of the software for your club we can order it for you at a substantial discount. Andre has produced a new user’s manual, which is posted on the web site, it is a vast improvement over the original which was quite difficult to use.
   In the last month we have welcomed two clubs to PFA, Deception Bay from Queensland (returning) and Nagambie from Victoria, we have another application from Somers also from Victoria, which should be finalised soon.
  The licenses register has been finalised and was distributed to all State Leagues and umpires at the end of August.
  Organisation for the PFA International Doubles Championship to be held at Rockingham in WA on the 19th and 20th October is proceeding well. Registration forms are available on our Web site and entries are starting to come in. There has been interest from a number from teams from other countries in the region and this should ensure an interesting competition.
  The Interstate Challenge in November is being held at the Prospect Club in South Australia and we are really pleased to see the event in that state, as they have been consistent supporters of the event over many years. The event is for Open, Over 60’s and Junior teams this year and we would like to see teams from all States taking part in the competition.
  In late August our junior Australian team travelled to France to take part in the Junior World Championships. It was challenge for them to play against some of the top ranking teams in the world and it shows that we have great deal of work to do if we are compete successfully at this level. It was however a great experience for the juniors and their parents who attended the event with them.
  We have a ladies team attending the Women’s World Championship in France in September and a Men’s team attending the Asian Championships in Bali in October. All these players are representing Australia at their own cost and we are grateful that they are prepared to do that.
  We organised a coaching and umpiring information day at Flinders with another planned at Mount Macedon. Queensland have applied for a coaching session and this is being organised. If your League or Club wants help with coaching or umpiring, contact our secretary Terry Dando and he will get things moving for you.
  Clubs and their members have been asked for their thoughts and suggestions on how improve and promote our sport. We have received a number of responses, which we are reviewing. If you haven’t given us your thoughts or suggestions please do so as they are all welcome.
  There is also survey on the web site that you can complete and submit on line.
  That covers most of the interesting things we have been doing over the last few months while on the admin side there are some other items we need to report.
  A few Clubs have raised the issue of insurance so this needs to be clarified. The Constitution of the International Pétanque Federation makes it an obligation for all affiliated National Federations to make available 3rd party insurance to all leagues, Clubs and Players. Failure to comply would see Australia expelled from the world body.
  The Board has recognised and endeavoured to respond to all correspondence as promptly as possible and in most cases this has occurred. There have been a few hiccups, as we did not have the correct mail contacts for some clubs on the database we had access to. We believe we have sorted most of these out now. However we have still not received any Secretarial or Financial records from the previous board despite numerous efforts to obtain them.
  On the financial side we have introduced a new accounting program to improve our financial reporting and control. One of the benefits of this is that for the first time in many years the board will be able receive accurate and up to date financial reports at all board meetings.
  Finally we had some new badges made incorporating our yellow and blue stylised pétanque player symbol and these will be available for sale initially at PFA events, hopefully in the near future they will be available on our web site.
  Hope to see many of you at Rockingham in October.

  Regards

  Joe Corcoran, President, Pétanque Federation Australia.


Officials Development (01July13)

Administrators Officials Umpires Coaches

PFA has developed a development pathway for administrators in the sport of petanque. The pathway will be supported by a series of development opportunities including workshops, tools and mentoring programs.

The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that the sport at every level meets the Australian Sports Commission's Sports Governance Principles. PFA will strive to support administrators at Club, League and Federation Level o understand and develop competence in their roles as administrators.

PFA

To ensure consistency of standard applied to officiating in the sport of petanque, PFA is developing a pathway for the development of officials.
PFA defines officials as:

  • Tournament Directors
  • Tournament Coordinators
  • Score Table Managers
  • Jury Members
  • Team Managers

To support these officials PFA is developing a series of workshops, tools and manuals, and coaching & mentoring programs. These will be offered over the next 12 months.






PFA

To ensure consistency of standard applied to umpiring in the sport of petanque, PFA is developing a pathway for the development of umpires.
PFA defines umpires as follows:

  • Level 1: Club Umpire
  • Level 2: State Umpire
  • Level 3: National Umpire
  • Level 4: Confederation Umpire
  • Level 5: International Umpire

To support these umpires the PFA Director of Umpiring has developed a series of workshops and examinations for Levels 1-3. Development and accreditation for Level 3 and 4 is managed by FIPJP. For opportunities to qualify as a PFA Umpire, contact your club, State Director of Umpiring or the National Director of Umpiring.


PFA

PFA has created a development pathway for coaches in the sport of petanque in Australia. The pathway will be supported by a series of development oppor-tunities including workshops, tools and mentoring programs.
   The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that the sport at every level meets the Australian Sports Commission's Sports Governance Principles and the standards set by FIPJP and CIEP.
  PFA defines coaches as follows:

  • Level 1: Club Coach
  • Level 2: State Coach
  • Level 3: National Coach
  • Level 4: Confederation Coach
  • Level 5: International Coach

For opportunities to qualify as a PFA Coach, contact your club, State Director of Coaching or the National Director of Coaching.
  PFA will strive to support coaches at Club, League and Federation Level to understand and develop competence in their roles as coaches.
PFA

Player Development (01July13)

Junior and Beginner Intermediate Representative

PFA encourages individuals to learn the incredibly challenging and satisfying game of petanque. The sport provides opportunities to learn to play a very social game that is played in parks and clubs across Australia and the world.

The sport provides a safe environment and is a non-contact sport that challenges players for accuracy, fitness, strategy and tactical play. To assist people to learn the sport, clubs have trained coaches to help with fundamental playing skills, tactics and strategies.

Clubs coaches can provide training sessions to assist players to develop skils to enjoy the game socially or to develop to a standard that enables selection for international representative opportunities.

In Western Australia, there is a club dedicated just to junior players. Training opportunities exist at the following levels:
Active After School Community Program
Schools programs
Club training sessions


PFA

PFA's player development pathways include the development of players to state and national standard. Coaching sessions are available in some areas to help players develop skills to make them competitive at state and national level. There are also activities and exercises available to assist players to develop.

The programs to assist intermediate level players include activities to develop teamwork and self management skills. PFA Level 2 and Level 3 coahes have been trained to conduct programs and facilitate player development to state and national player level.






PFA

In this column we outline opportunities and present tools to assist in the development of advanced skills, tactics and strategies to prepare players for representative roles.

PFA has established pathways for players to develop their skills, tactics and strategies to enjoy the game and to become more competitive within their own club, their state, nationally and internationally.

PFA coaches will be developed to facilitate the development of players within the sport. Players are encouraged to approach their club coach to develop a training plan to develop themselves as player within the sport. They should also discuss the available opportunities to participate in competitions within their club, state and nationally.

The PFA Director of Training has established a framework for the ongoing development of representative players. This includes a squad of players who want to be considered for representative positions.

Players seeking to be included in the PFA Representative Train-on Squad must first submit an Expression of Interest (form). Once admitted to the Squad they are required to achieve and maintain standards of performance and behaviour to be considered for selection in a representative team.

PFA




03Jun13

PFA Board Members:-

    • President - Joe Corcoran
    • Vice President - Andre Deramond
    • Secretary - Terry Dando (email from Secretary)
    • Treasurer - Robin Anderson
    • Director Of Umpiring - Ray Beaumont
    • Director Of Coaching - Warren Sowter
    • Director Of Sport and International Relations - Andre Deramond

PFA
   Australian Pétanque Federation

  PFA Licenses:-

    • ONE license fee for all adult players of $30:00 - this will allow all players to participate in all tournaments.
    • Junior under 18 licence fee of $10:00
    • Day license fee $5:00 to be kept by the organising club.

The renewal date for licenses is 1st August 2013.

Please use document below to amend your players memberships and return all documents with your payment to PFA Treasurer:

Robert Boudan, 20 Morshead Road, Narellan Vale NSW 2567,
Email: robertlily@bigpond.com
Ph: 02 46 47 97 16,
Mob: 0410 579 134


05Jun13 Latest documents from the "New" PFA Board


04June13 Email from Terry Dando  tdando@vtown.com.au newly elected Secretary of the PFA

PFA
   Pétanque Federation Australia Ltd

Terry Dando tdando@vtown.com.au


Good Evening Everyone

Welcome to  the first official ,albeit short information regarding board members and licenses.

President                           Joe Corcoran

Vice President                   Andre Deramond

Secretary                          Terry Dando

Treasurer                           Robin Anderson

Director Of Umpiring           Ray Beaumont     

Director Of Coaching          Warren Sowter

Director Of Sport And International Relations      Andre Deramond


Licenses : There will be one license fee for all adult players of $30:00-this will allow all players to participate in all tournaments.
                   Junior under 18 licence fee of $10:00
                   Day license fee $5:00 to be kept by the organising club.

The renewal date for licenses is August 1st 2013.
License fees should be forwarded  to  :

Robert Boudan
Asst License Officer
20 Mors Head Road
Narellan Vale
NSW 2567

The new license policies will be issued to all clubs shortly and hopefully placed on the Website in the near future.

Please, if you have any questions relating to the above information or any suggestions contact me. The board believes that you need to know information as soon as possible and hopefully we can do that with your help.
Regards

Terry Dando
Secretary, Petanque Federation of Australia


P.S. My sincere apologies for sending this out again as I had omitted the Director of Sport and International relations. I had also omitted the letterhead (thanks to Stan Wilson for pointing this out) I will get it right next time.


03Jun13

PFA Board Members:-

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director Of Umpiring
  • Director Of Coaching
  • Director Of Sport and International Relations
  • Joe Corcoran
  • Andre Deramond
  • Terry Dando (email from Terry)
  • Robin Anderson
  • Ray Beaumont
  • Warren Sowter
  • Andre Deramond
PFA
   Australian Pétanque Federation

  Licenses:-

  • ONE license fee for all adult players of $30:00 - this will allow all players to participate in all tournaments.
  • Junior under 18 licence fee of $10:00
  • Day license fee $5:00 to be kept by the organising club.

The renewal date for licenses is August 1st 2013.


 

Board Members:

14May13 The new offiice bearers will hold office until the next Petanque Federation Australia election on 23/24 May 2013.

Office bearers (Directors)

President
Jean Paul Boudan (NSW)

Vice President
Stan Wilson (SA)

Acting Secretary
Grant Threadgate (NSW)

Treasurer                
Sylvio Jolicoeur

Postal Address for all office bearers:
All correspondence to:
"The Secretary"
Pétanque Federation Australia
PO Box 7450
Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153

Phone: + 61 2 8824 3485
Fax: + 61 2 8824 8717
Email: jp.boudan@optusnet.com.au

 


22May13 Things PFA...

The current offiice bearers will hold office until the next Petanque Federation Australia election on 23/24 May 2013.
            Office bearers (Directors): President - Jean Paul Boudan (NSW); Vice President - Stan Wilson (SA);
                                                     Acting Secretary -
Grant Threadgate (NSW); Treasurer - Sylvio Jolicoeur (NSW)


14May13 PFA Board Election May 2013

            IMPORTANT!! Email from Danielle Marchand PFA Returning Officer re PFA Board Election
            ('attached' documents are listed below the email including The ballot paper vote in pdf format and  'Word document' format)

From: Danielle.Marchand@pristineliving.com.au
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:43 PM
Subject: "PFA Board Election"

The Secretary
Affiliated Pétanque Clubs
Pétanque Federation of Australia (PFA)

Dear Secretary
I advise that twelve (12) Board nominations have now been received and we are proceeding to the election of the Directors of the PFA Board.
I take this opportunity to also advise that due to his nomination as a candidate to this election, Mr Neil Kelly has withdrawn his availability in assisting me in my capacity of Returning Officer and will have no further dealings with this process.
I will be assisted solely by Mrs Lillian Caruana copied on this email. Due to privacy, no email addresses provided by the outgoing Board will be divulged and therefore all correspondence to clubs will be sent as blind copy.
Due to the volume of the documents which include nomination forms and some autobiographies of the nominees, it is impossible to send all the documents in one single email.
Consequently, I have decided to separate the documents and send them in batches categorised in alphabetical order and in no order of preference whatsoever.
Attached herein are the following documents:

  1. The ballot paper vote in pdf format
  2. The policy Statement proposed by Neil Kelly and his team

The contents of the ballot paper vote will need to be copied on the Club’s letterhead and signed by the Secretary of the Club in question.
The completed form should then be sent to my email address with the subject matter “PFA Board Election” by no later than 4:00 pm on Friday the 24th of May 2013.
The attached policy statement is to be read in conjunction with Neil Kelly’s nomination and his group.
Voting Instructions to help you completing the ballot are as follows (they are repeated on the ballot paper vote):

  1. A minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) Directors are required to be elected to form the Board of the Pétanque Federation of Australia (PFA)
  2. No Proxy will be accepted due to the vote being by electronic response
  3. Write in the column entitled “Your vote” the names of the candidates (without repeating a name) for whom you wish to vote.
  4. The number of names you write in that column must not exceed the maximum of six (6) or your vote will be considered invalid
  5. Complete all of the information requested within the ballot paper.
  6. Sign on the line provided within the ballot paper.
  7. Return this completed ballot paper to the Returning Officer by email printed on the Club letterhead no later than 4:00 pm on Friday the 24th of May 2013.

It is important that you respect each request contained in this email so that the receipt of your votes can be processed without any glitch.

Any other form of voting will be formally rejected.

Further emails will follow until all documents have been sent to the Clubs.

I will do my utmost to ensure that this election process goes without dispute; consequently I will do whatever is necessary to keep this process ethical and professional at all time to ensure we have a new Board elected on the 25th of May 2013.

Election results will be announced by COB Monday the 27th of May 2012 and will be final. In my bid to make this election fair and transparent, the announcement will be accompanied by the candidate count.

Furthermore, any challenge to the election result will need a solid case to be reconsidered.
I wish all the nominees my best of luck in their endeavours.

Regards

Danielle Marchand, PFA Returning Officer - Board Election 25 May 2013
Mob: 0419 555 421, Fax: +61 2 8741 3688

            Supplementary email from Danielle Marchand PFA Returning Officer re PFA Board Election
            ('attached' documents are listed below the email including The ballot paper vote in pdf format and  'Word document' format)

From: Danielle.Marchand@pristineliving.com.au
Sent:Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:01 PM
Subject:"PFA Board Election" - Email 5

The Secretary
Affiliated Petanque Clubs
Petanque Federation of Australia (PFA)

Dear Secretary
I refer to the previous email correspondence which has been sent to you recently regarding the "PFA Board Election”.

In an attempt to clear all confusion which may be surrounding the voting procedure, I thought that it was essential to release this important component of the process to you all.

The ballot paper needs to be signed by the Secretary of your Club in this instance it will be your name as the Secretary of the Club and then you sign where instructed.

Example: John Citizen, Secretary for Club “I Love Petanque” and John Citizen will sign the form

This vote is a collective vote coming from your Club, therefore you are NOT to get each member of your club to sign this form, and only the Club’s Secretary needs to sign.

You will need to write down the name of the persons you are voting for as a Club, a maximum of six (6) names.

Votes per Club are calculated according to the number of members they have registered with PFA in accordance with PFA by-laws art 9.2d which reads as follows:

PFA by-laws art 9.2 d
(d) Adopt Rules which provide for the election of officeholders by the Clubs in that state or territory with each Club being entitled to:

(i)    one vote if the number of Players on its Player Database is less than 36;
(ii)   two votes if the number of Players on its Player Database is 36 or greater but less        than 71; and
(iii)  three votes if the number of Players on its Player Database is 71 or greater; but        excluding from such count any Player who is deemed unfinancial

I also take this opportunity to confirm one more time that postal vote will NOT be accepted; only votes by email (electronic) will be accepted.

I hope this helps.

Regards

Danielle Marchand, PFA Returning Officer - Board Election 25 May 2013
Mob: 0419 555 421, Fax: +61 2 8741 3688


Click on the following Candidates' names for 'nomination and biography' attachments. The candidates are listed as per ballot paper.

Number

 Names of Candidates

1

 Robin Anderson

2

 Raymond Beaumont

3

 Max Chaperon

4

 Joseph W Corcoran

5

 Terry Dando

6

 Andre Deramond

7

 Patrick Dufresne

8

 Neil Kelly

9

 Warren Sowter

10

 Timothy Stevenson

11

 Grant Threadgate

12

 Stan Wilson

 

Also linked are the following documents:

  1. The ballot paper vote in pdf format
  2. The ballot paper vote in 'Word document' format
  3. The policy Statement proposed by Neil Kelly and his team
  4. The policy Statement proposed by Joe Corcoran and his team

14May13 Current PFA Calendar


14May13 Number of PFA Clubs and Licensed Players (Dec 2012)

Number of PFA licensed players per State

State

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

State

ACT

-

-

-

-

11

24

11

?

8

10

ACT

NSW

250

241

273

251

257

289

270

?

177

181

NSW

QLD

114

122

129

127

113

83

83

?

76

60

QLD

SA

177

135

174

169

175

175

188

?

138

144

SA

TAS

26

29

29

29

26

33

30

?

48

50

TAS

VIC

237

328

429

424

432

540

558

?

560

634

VIC

WA

153

183

190

171

149

161

145

?

169

166

WA

TOTAL

957

1027

1224

1171

1163

1305

1285

?

1186

1245

TOTAL

 

Number of clubs per State

State

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

State

ACT

-

-

-

-

1

1

1

?

1

1

ACT

NSW

9

11

11

11

10

11

11

?

10

8

NSW

QLD

5

5

5

5

6

5

4

?

3

2

QLD

SA

8

6

7

7

8

8

8

?

8

8

SA

TAS

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

?

1

2

TAS

VIC

8

13

13

13

14

17

18

?

14

17

VIC

WA

6

6

6

6

6

6

4

?

5

6

WA

TOTAL

37

42

43

43

46

49

47

?

42

44

TOTAL


07May12 Letter from new PFA President Jean Paul Boudan

Dear members,
This is to inform you that, consequent to  the 2012 AGM at the Camverwell Petanque Club, the new Boardof Directors of PFA consists of the following officers ;

Office bearers (Directors)
President- Jean Paul Boudan ( nsw)
Vice President Sylvio Jolicoeur( nsw)
Secretary- Marcel Philogene( nsw)
Treasurer- Robert Boudan( nsw)
Other Directors
Sports Director- Andre Deramond( vic)
Director- Joe Corcoran( wa)

Robert is also responsible for the issuing of licenses, and, Sylvio will be assisting Robert with the Treasurer’s responsibilities.
I wish to thank Sylvio for his dedication over the past three years as President, We are looking forward to his continued support to help improve the Federation’s performance in the future.
A special welcome to Joe Corcoran, our new Director from WA, I am confident that he will be a great asset to PFA, especially with  his input on WA matters.
Marcel Philogene’s experience and expertise will be indispensible. Robert and Andre’s effort to bring the quality which the Board needs.
From myself, good leadership, be a facilitator to bring all these qualities together, working for the advancement of the sport of Petanque in Australia.
I will be working to raise the level of support to Leagues in all States consequently to the Clubs and players.
To improve communication, transparency in administration, sponsorships, Government recognition of the sport. Improve the level of petanque championships around Australia. Increase Junior involvement and so on.
A survey is attached for your action. This gives you the opportunity to tell us what you think are matters which requires immediate attention. Your co-operation is vital to help us assist you and your Leagues/Clubs. Together we will take our sport at a higher level.
After seeing what a great job the Camberwell Petanque Club and its volunteers did over the 2 days of the Doubles championships, I feel that it is time for us to step up.

Please feel free to contact me on any issue you wish to discuss.

For more formal matters, all communications must be through the PFA Secretary, Marcel Philogene.

Your’s in sport,

Jean Paul Boudan, President, PFA.  
2 May 2012

 


27Mar12 Australian teams to play in the Trans-Tasman Challenge in New Zealand 14-15 April 2012.
           Players selected to represent Australia in the Pan Pacific Games in Sydney 16-17 June 2012.


27Mar12 Call for nominations for the 2012 PFA AGM to be held at Camberwell Pétanque Club on Friday 27 April 2012


27Mar12 Results Australian National Championship played in Newcastle 24-25 March 2012.
           PFA News Australian National Championship March 2012.


06Mar12 Latest PFA Newsletter March 2012


21Feb12 Latest PFA Newsletter February 2012
            PFA Australian Triples Open 2012.  To be held on 24-25 March at the Azzurri Sports Club, Highfields, NSW.
            Tournament Format     Registration Form    Accommodation


16Jan12 The PFA Board has decided to allow Club Licence players to upgrade to a full National Licence.Deadline 03 Feb                                                                                                                                                               click here


27Jan12 Pétanque Federation Australia:-


10Jan12 PFA Australian Triples Open 2012.  To be held on 24-25 March at the Azzurri Sports Club, Highfields, NSW.
           Tournament Format     Registration Form    Accommodation


08Jan12 Pétanque Fedaration Australia 2012 Certificate of Currancy


02Jan12 PFA Sport Director report 2011


22Dec11 Attention! South Australian pétanque players with a PFA National licence.


24Oct11 Latestt PFA Licence fees and structure (July 2011) for the new Pétanque year 2011-2012

- National Licence (Full licence) per player $50
- Club Licence (Social licence) per player $25
- Junior Licence per player $10
- Day licence per player $5


06Oct11 Latest PFA Calendar Tornaments 2011-2012


19Jul11 Email from Mico Charlot, Secretary, PFA

19th July 2011

Dear Members,
The board has accepted the proposal of some members to have the tournament usually held at Easter moved to the weekend 24-25 March 2012, the reason being, cheaper flights and accommodations, and would like to spend the Holy weekend with the family.
Mico


07Jul11 At the PFA  AGM April 2011 in Newcastle the majority of members requested that the PFA Board demand that all Clubs and States
           complied with
           PFA constitution
           Bylaws,
           and its rules and regulations.

           PFA Player's Licence 2011-2012 Application Form


05Jul11 Latest PFA Player’s Licence Policy [02 June 2011]


17June11  Up-date of Fees and Policy
              PFA Licence Notice [08 June 2011]
              PFA Licence Fees for 2011-2012 [08 June 2011]
              PFA Player’s Licence Policy [08 June 2011]


31May11 PFA Licence Fees for 2011-12
            PFA Licence Policy 2011-12


31May11 PFA Board Appointments May 2011


09Feb11 email from PFA Secretary - Australian Triples Championships and Late renewals of licenses.

Good morning everyone,

1. The PFA Board has been approached by some Clubs to allow late renewals of players licenses.
Many reasons were offered to the Board as to why some of our players did not renew on time.
We, at the Board, beleived that the points put forward had merit, consequently, we have decided at our last meeting to agree to the requests.
Please let your members know that late renewals of licenses will be accepted to allow players to participate in the Australian Triples Championships at Easter 2011. 
Please note that to be eligible to participate in the ATC 2011, one must be licensed by the 28 February 2011.
Anyone wishing to take advantage of this situation must ensure they allow 7 days for the processing of their licenses.

2. I have attached various documents relating to the Easter Championships for your information as follows;

  1. February Newsletter
  2. ATC preliminary Format
  3. ATC Regsitration form
  4. ANISC Registration form
  5. ANISC State qualification criteria
  6. ANISC National criteria
  7. Minutes AGM 2010
  8. Appointment of represenative form
  9. List of Prizes
  10. Master game flyer
  11. Pre-advice of AGM and call for EOI for Directors.

For your information and necessary action please.

regards
Marcel Philogene, Secretary, PFA
sent 8 February 2011

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09Feb11 Latest PFA Newsletter - February 2011
           PFA Newsletter - January 2011

PFA Newsletter - November 2010
PFA Newsletter - September 2010
PFA Newsletter
- May/June 2010
PFA Newsletter No. 3
- April 2010
PFA Newsletter No. 2 - March 2010
PFA Newsletter 2010 - No. 1


06Aug10 Interstate Challenge-2010 PFA Information Bulletin No1.

17Sep10 2010 Interstate Challenge Update (No.2)

15Sep10 Brenton Key has been appointed as State Coach and State Team Selector. He will start training our team to
            compete in the National Sixers Competition due to be held in Sydney on the 13/14 November as
            soon as we are able to nominate potential players. Please give nominations direct to Brenton at
            plumber@hotkey.net.au  and copy to SAPL Secretary Stan Wilson stan.wilson@bigpond.com for our records.


10Jan2010 Documents from the PFA website

PETANQUE FEDERATION AUSTRALIA
www.petanquefederationaustralia.com

Documents

 

24July2009 PFA Newsletter July 2009

PETANQUE FEDERATION AUSTRALIA
www.petanquefederationaustralia.com

July 22, 2009

Dear Members

By now you would have received your stickers for the 2010 licences.  The board would like to thank you for your patience and for the positive comments you made regarding the changes to licences, structured games etc. I also thank you for observing the protocol regarding correspondence, we now receiving letters from secretaries of state leagues or coordinators.

Extra members for the PFA committee
We have decided to extend application for joining the Board to 30 July 2009.

Legal matters regarding the Woodend Pétanque
This matter is now considered close. We would like to thank the Woodend committee members for their contribution and idea for the new board.

The De Floch case – Western Australia
The board is now appointing a review committee to look into the matter and to scrutinize the procedures taken by the previous Board of review and to ensure that the defendants have been availed natural justice. You will be advised of further developments.

Insurance Policies
The Board has accepted the big rise in premium for our policy from $1600 to $6286. This rise was due as a result of the legals matters in the 2008-2009 year. Your new board will do its utmost to avoid similar situation

Youth world cup - Donation
Our young players are attending the youth world cup in Tunisia in October 2009. We are asking you to help toward their costs. Several clubs have decided in addition to their proposed donations to forgo their refund of the day licences. Please be generous as youth is the future of the sport.

Recognition by the Australian Sport Commission (ASC)
We are still putting the required documentation together for the application. We have until end of July to lodge the application. We will keep you posted

Website
Our website was down for nearly two weeks due to a change of provider by the webmaster. This has now been rectified. We are negotiating with them to improve the site
Facebook
The PFA is now on facebook please use it to promote us and your club. You may upload photos; articles must be submitted through your state league to the PFA

The Boules Lounge blog
Whilst the PFA do not encourage the blog we cannot stop people from expressing their views. We would like to see positive contributions from members (do not be afraid to use your name). There have been a lot of comments on the New Zealand Pétanque website regarding the negative comments. Let us know what changes would be good for the game

Umpiring
Members have complained that umpires are making a nuisance of themselves by constantly interfering with the game. We will have a discussion with Raymond Beaumont on how we can play the game without too much policing. It has been suggested that umpire to get involved only if they are asked.

By laws and policies
Now that we are going into a quiet period we have decided to look into the various by laws, Policies and anomalies in the Constitution
We have decided to put a freeze on by laws and policies pending the review. If you have any suggestions please communicate them to us ASAP

Inter State Challenge
In line with our policy on transparency and fair go we have decided to call for tenders from clubs for this year inter state challenge to be held in November. If your club is interested please submit an offer. We will be looking at facilities, proximity to air port, transport, accommodation and other extras.

The application closes on the 16 August 2009
To conclude the board seeks your positive contributions and encouragements. As mentioned we are all volunteers and family men if we have erred in anyway do not hesitate to let us know. At the end of the day we want to see the traditional Pétanque back so that everybody can enjoy it instead of playing little dictator

Yours in Pétanque
Regards

Sylvio Jolicoeur

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12May09 2009 Australian Pétanque Federation AGM. A letter from the new president.  
            PFA FEES 2009-2010

01 May 2009

Dear Members

I have the pleasure to announce the new members of the PFA board of directors:

Sylvio Jolicoeur – President
Jean Paul Boudan – Secretary
Cyril Peroumal – Treasurer
Mathieu Boudan - Sport Director

Statement of Duties

Sylvio Jolicoeur – Liaise with various Pétanque bodies within and outside Australia, help other directors whenever the need arises. To promote the sport with government bodies and other bowling codes.

Jean Paul Boudan - In addition to his secretarial duties Paul (being a specialist) will put packages for sponsorship and look after fund raising. He has a couple of very important projects in the pipeline already

Cyril Peroumal - A tax agent will look at the finance situation. He will be concentrating on various ways to keep the company solvent and budgeting for 2010

Mathieu Boudan – The benjamin of the board has been selected to reflect youth. He will be looking after the development of the sport, coaching, youth development and liaising with the umpiring commission

Vision for the next 12 months
• To keep cost as low as possible.
• To reduce the reliance on membership fee
• To simplify dealings with members and leagues
• To increase membership
• To work with Pétanque Victoria in forming a federation
• To improve communication with members and leagues
• To review the membership fees
• To simplify licensing and licensing laws

As an immediate measure your board after various discussions with members and players around the land has the pleasure to announce that as from the 1st July 2009 the following measures will be implemented( these changes have been done within the ambit of the constitution):

Fees
• Juniors > than 16 yrs $5.00
• Open age to 60 $35.00
• Over 60 $25

Licences
• Licences will be restricted to permanent residents of Australia
• Abolition of day licences
• Abolition of club licences
• One type of licence only at the above prices

State Leagues
State leagues will be the agent for the PFA. As such, they will have full powers to conduct business on behalf of the PFA. This will include coaching, formation of umpires, promoting the sport, organizing PFA and Leagues sponsored tournaments and managing licences.

Non licence players
All restrictions regarding games where non licence players are playing next to licence players will be lifted. Games can be organized in wineries, parks etc however, the organising club will have to inform the State league of its intention so that the latter can notify our insurer and local authorities that the game is not a league sanctioned tournament and as such not covered by insurance. Failure to notify the league will incur a penalty.

We would like to remind the organisers of non sanctioned games that it is in their interest to get an insurance as they can be personally liable for negligence and injuries.

Special Circumstances
Just like other bowls codes there will be provision for three trial games for a newcomer. The member club has to notify the State league who will issue a special pass to that effect

Non residents
Non resident upon production of a valid foreign licence can participate in PFA sponsored competition and two leagues games. However, the member club can approach the league if there are special circumstances

Our survey with clubs around the country has revealed various reasons for either not belonging to PFA or grumbling about the use of the membership fee. At the moment 80% to 85% of members are playing for fun and have no ambition to represent Australia, yet the majority of the fees or other funds are spent on 15% of players and officials. Accordingly, your board for the year to end in 2011 will impose restrictions on officials’ and coaches’ movements within and outside of Australia. We expect (with your help) to finish the year with a solid balance sheet. We will devote a lot of importance to the grassroots as they are our bread and butter.

Sponsorship and annexation with Bowls Australia
We will pursue intensively for new sponsors and amalgamation with Bowls Australia. If successful, it will allow us to proceed to the second phase of our programme which is to push hard for the recognition of the sport by the Federal and State Governments .Finally this will generate more funds for the sport, for those members who treat the game as a sport, for more participation to international tournaments and for more intensive coaching .If the foregoing comes to pass then prospects will be unlimited.

Your committee will seek the co operation of members to help them in their endeavour to take the sport to a different level for both amateurs and semi-professionals .To achieve those goals we need all the advice and encouragement from the Pétanque community. We want to remind everyone that we are only human and volunteers, as such we will expect mutual courtesy.

Yours in Pétanque
Sylvio Jolicoeur

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29Dec07  Pétanque Federation Australia (PFA) is the peak administrative body of pétanque in Australia. Its membership is made up of an elected executive, representing more than 40 individual club affiliations across Australia. Its charter is to administer and promote the game in Australia according to the International Rules as set out by the Federation Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provencal (FIPJP).
There more than 1,200 registered pétanque players within Australia, playing in 47 affiliated clubs:- SA 8; Victoria 16; NSW 11; WA 6; Qld 5; Tas 1. Family members, social players and friends expand this sphere of influence to at least 7,000 individuals. PA endorses National competition, International competition and Interstate competitions together with a series of club and regional based events throughout the year.

Pétanque Australia membership form
Pétanque Australia strategic plan 2005-2009
Pétanque Australia constitution Feb 2002
Pétanque Australia by-laws Nov 2002
Pétanque Australia coaching register May 2007

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About Pétanque Federation Australia

    • To promote and foster the growth and development of petanque in Australia, both as a recreational and competitive sport.
    • To act as the coordinating body for all the affiliated clubs througout Australia.
    • To maintain affiliation with the Federation Internationale de Petanque et Jeu Provencal (F.I.P.J.P.), the world governing body of petanque.
    • To assist with the provision of coaching to enhance player skills.
    • To ensure a consistent approach to the game of petanque.
    • To provide umpiring qualifications from club through to national level.

    PFA Constitution (pdf -112kb)
    PFA By-Laws (pdf - 68kb)
    PFA Strategic Plan (pdf - 88kb)

 


01June08 Correspondence from Pétanque Federation of Australia (PFA)

PFA MEMO NON-SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS May 2008.pdf (14KB)
PFA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS May 2008.pdf (16KB)
PFA Clearance Application April 2008.pdf (9KB)


INSURANCE

The Petanque Australia Board has taken out more extensive Insurance Cover for all Licensed Petanque Players in Australia for the next 12 months

04June08 Documents

Updated Certificate of Currency (2008) [pdf-118kb]
PA FAQ Insurance Questions [pdf-24kb]
PA Sports Injury Claim Form [pdf-321kb]
Group Personal Accident Policy [pdf-156kb]
PA Insurance Manual 2007-2008 [pdf-477kb]
PA Policy Schedule 93111826 [pdf-22kb]
Pétanque Brochure 2007-2008 [pdf-79kb]
Pétanque Travel Wording [pdf-230kb]
SUA Public Liability Professional [pdf-189kb]

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PFA Documents (The following documents, formerly available linked to Pétanque Australia website, are no longer available)

Rules & Regulations
Label Boules (approved)
Petanque Australia (FIPJP) rules
Tournament check list
Hosting a tournament flyer
General guidelines
PA ANISC shooting rules
Jury hearings

Constitution
Constitution
By-Laws

General Forms
Umpire code of conduct
Umpire's report
Player licence application
Record of tribunal decision
Notice of appeal
Appeal hearing notice
Affiliated member club profile
Player's day licence order form
Clearance Application Form
Frequently Asked Questions

Policies
Representation Travelling Expenses
PFA Non-sanctioned tournaments
Communication Policy
Disciplinary policy
Licence policy
Appeals policy
Umpire policy
Tournament director policy


PFA Reports
President's report - April 2008
President's report - December 2007

President's report - September 2008
President's report - July 2008
President's report - April 2008
President's report - December 2007
PA News 2007-2008

President's report - July 2007
President's report - August 2007

President's report - September 2007
President's report - Grenoble World Championship 2006
Tournament Financial Contribution



Purpose

The primary purpose of the Pétanque Federation Australia is to conduct and develop the sport of Pétanque throughout Australia in partnership with its member state associations.

The Petanque Federation Australia Executive is the ruling body for the game of Petanque in Australia and is responsible for the governance of all matters pertaining to the game. [PFA Board members]

Vision
Our vision is to remain committed to the highest standards for the conduct and development of the sport.

Mission
Our mission is to advance the conduct and development of Pétanque by:
• fostering international success
• growing participation and interest in the sport

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Sports Principles

Essence of Australian Sport

Fairness
Operating within the letter and spirit of the rules; never taking an unfair advantage, and making informed and honourable decisions on and off the field.
Safety
Encouraging healthy and safe choices; preventing and reporting dangerous behaviour; and demonstrating concern for other so that people can work and participate in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe.
Respect
Recognising and respecting the contribution various people in sport make, treating people with dignity, consideration and courtesy, respecting and taking care of the sporting environment, property and equipment and, winning with grace and losing with dignity.
Responsibility
Taking responsibility for one’s actions and being a positive role model on and off the field.
Values
Pétanque Federation Australia believes the following values enhance the character of pétanque as an Australian sport:
Challenge, Citizenship, Compassion, Enjoyment, Equality, Friendship, Good Health, Inclusiveness, Integrity, & Loyalty. Opportunity, Satisfaction, Success, Teamwork, & Trust.

The Pétanque Federation Australia Executive is the ruling body for the game of Pétanque in Australia and is responsible for the governance of all matters pertaining to the game.

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