Portchester Pétanque Club
Read Sîan's Story
I belong to a Blind and Partially Sighted Club. Someone in the club told me that you could play indoor Pétanque at Wallington Village Hall so I went along and played there every week for about four years.
Two members from Portchester Pétanque Club, Nick Hall, Chairman and Shelley McKenzie came along and told us what to do.
However the club closed but Nick told me that I could go along to Portchester on Mondays and play with them, so, in 2015 with a friend Adrian from the Blind and Partially Sighted Club I went along. Nick roped off a lane for us and he and his wife Wendy played with us and showed us what to do when we play outdoors. April 2016 we were invited to join in with everyone at the club and now that is what we do and we mix with everyone.
In 2016 I started recording my scores and every game I play I write it in the book.
Sometimes I go on Wednesdays too. I take part in Club competitions and recently I played with another member of Portchester Pétanque Club, Alison in the International Ladies Day, which was held at Fareham. We managed to win the Consolage in the Silver competition.
I make sure that I keep Mondays free because I enjoy Pétanque very much and the people are very friendly.
Just thought it would be nice for all of you that went to Fareham on Saturday, to see Hassi's email that I received today. My thanks as well for keeping our club up at the top of the pile with the game we enjoy so much. Well done to all of you.
Just wanted to send my personal thanks and congratulations to all the lovely Portchester ladies who attended yesterday. They truly came with the true spirit of celebrating the day and what a fantastic achievement for Barbra & Annette to reach the finals of the Gold. Sian did really well yesterday and I think it is great that Portchester is such an inclusive club ... I will be doing a piece about yesterday in my next issue of Women in Petanque newsletter so will be sure to stress the diversity of players we had at the Women’s Doubles.
Thanks for all your encouragement to get the ladies to enter and also being there in the afternoon to cheer them on.
Look forward to catching up soon.
For Hassi's full match report click here
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