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.
Roy has launched the club lottery. £1 per week buys you a ticket. Half of the proceeds will go to the winner each week and the remainder will go towards club funds. Obviously the more who enter the greater the prize and the more money going to the club