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Take up the
SOMETHING IN THE AIR: Fancy a
game of petanque?
THE Newcastle Petanque Club is
proud to be associated with the
NIB Hunter Festival of Sport.
The club will assist in the running
of the inaugural Newcastle Herald
and Hunter Festival of Sport
Petanque Challenge for the major
sponsors and business groups
that support the festival.
The club hopes that the
challenge will become aregular
part of the festival.
The challenge is to be held at the
club'sgrounds on Friday,June 25,
starting at 12.30pm. Members of
the public areinvited to come
along and support this event.
Petanque (sometimes known as
boules) is aworldwide sport that
has developed in many countries,
particularly those with aFrench
In Australia thereare morethan
1500 registered players and many
thousands of '' backyard''players.
The Newcastle Petanque Club
has been based in Nesca Park,
Cooks Hill (corner of Brooks Street
and Nesca Parade) since 1999 and
is one of the largest petanque
clubs in Australia with morethan
Members range from 10 years of
age to well into their 80s.
The club strives to meet the
needs of the social players as well
as its morecompetitive members,
and the club has many state and
national representatives within its
Interclub competitions areheld
regularly in NSW and, in addition, a
national triple championship is
held every Easter.This year it was
Perth'sturntohold the Easter
Practice games areavailable on
Wednesday afternoons, starting at
1pm, and organised competitions
for members areheld on Saturday
afternoons, also at 1pm.
Anyone interested in the game is
most welcome to try their hand on
any Wednesday afternoon.
ACome and Tr yday has been
arranged for any members of the
public who would like to learn
moreabout the game. It will be
held on Saturday,July 3, from 1pm.
Come along any time during the
afternoon and also enjoy afree
sausage sizzle. Bring the family
If you wish to contact the club or
make any other inquiries, call Grant
Threadgate on 4963 3731 or email
The Australian Hotels Association
Newcastle - Hunter Branch
Proud to be the major sponsors of the Hunter Region Sporting Hall of Fame
and major sponsors of the Hunter Academy of Sport.
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