After a hard match, interupted by some heavy rain which was
taken as a coffee break, we won through 3-2
Thanks to the team – including Yvonne and Terry from Thorner – who all played well on a very fast terrain (even after the rain), and to Huddersfield Petanque Club for their hospitality.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the club members who I contacted and asked to play, in my efforts to get a team together – I was getting pretty desperate on the night before the match… and a big thanks to Richard Burrow for contacting his friends at Thorner at the last minute. We appreciate it is difficult to to commit to away matches, particularly with the travel, and at the odd times other teams play, with all our other commitments, – So thanks again and I look forward to seeing you at the Club soon.
For several reasons beyond our control, and for which we are all totally blameless, Brexit has been postponed until….NO, SORRY! I got carried away.
What I meant to say was OPEN DAY has been postponed until rather later in the season. (It was due to take place on Sunday 19th May)
Please accept our apologies if this causes personal inconvenience, for example, if you have invited friends and relatives from Australia for the event and now have to find something else for them to do!
We suspect that it may take place in July/August, when the weather is (hopefully) better, and we can make sure the event is properly organised, enjoyable, and well-attended
Last year I translated two books for
author Pierre Fieux Petanque de Competition and Comment
se forgerun mental du Championinto
English. The books are on sale on Amozon.fr and Boulistenaute.com.
and can be found through the following links as Competition Petanque and
Forge your Mental Strength.
The first may conjure up thoughts
of grandmothers and egg sucking but the second examines the mental aspects of the
game and applies preparation techniques used in other sports, to
pétanque. Petanque England coaches now seem to be pretty well on the same
page in their approach. I think it is worth the 15Euro to serious competitors.
By coincidence I had started to put
together some bits and pieces which I had put on the club website over the
years with other aspects I had been studying and decided to publish it all as Two
balls and Half a Brain. (available at a bargain £4 paperback or £2 on
Kindle) from the links below. It’s worth it if only for the opportunity to slag
it off in the review section. The bile green cover with graphics by
Charles is due to trying to buy blue card while wearing yellow tinted glasses