Portchester Pétanque Club is affiliated to the Southern Counties region of the English Pétanque Association. To play in a league team or at some club terrains, participants need to be EPA Licenced. Follow the links below for more details.
We field two teams, The Panthers who are in division 3 and The Penquins who are in division 4
Portchester Pumas are captained by Nick Hall
Portchester Penquins are captained by Mike Powlesland
From 3rd Position last year, the Pumas made the extra effort and, despite a couple of hiccups against Cobbetts (2 - 3) and Muscliffe (1 - 4)
We won the League by 2 Points. A great effort from all players (8 used) to clinch this league at the second attempt.
With the team we have, I think we will hold our own in Div 2 next year. We need to concentrate on encouraging some new talent for the Penguins next year who potentially have a fair team but regular access to at least 8 players is essential to cover holidays, sickness and any reasons for non availability.
Overall we do need more league players, but they must be prepared to travel, this sometimes being a fair distance. There are a lot of members who have the ability to take part so don't underrate yourselves.
You will never get a better chance to meet new players and prove to yourselves that you can compete and win.
Just take a look at the results achieved at the IoW this weekend where at least half of the excellent results achieved were by non Pétanque England Portchester Players against other teams from all over the country. It may be your turn next.
Nick Hall, Pumas Captain.
Not a good year for the Penguins. The last game resulted in a team loss. We maybe bottom in the league,but we had fun.That’s what it’s all about, and meeting players of different teams.
Congratulations to the Pumas team for winning the league this year, We will get our revenge.
But it is the competing that matters.
All league games were played in a friendly way no matter how they turned out.
My thanks to ALL who played home and away and thanks for their time and thank you to the drivers that gave up their time.
Looking foward to next year, maybe new team members will come and join us.
Mike Powelsland, Penquins Captain
TO OUR PUMAS WHO FINISHED TOP OF THE TABLE IN THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES LEAGUE AND WILL NOW BE PROMOTED TO THE HIGHER DIVISIONFor those of you who don’t know, they are
Andy Barron, Sheila Young, Bill Wright, Barbara Wright, Tony Jones, Val Samuel and Alan Samuel and Nick Hall