Hello everyone and welcome.
One more time I had the opportunity to play petanque in Australia but this time it was probably my last. So I had to make the best of it and I played again in both club in Melbourne Australia, at the St Kilda Petanque club and the Camberwell club. Two different club but the same heart, their generosity shine on both side. At St Kilda it was too cool because I got to play at night with Stephane Langlois a great player who is one of the team member who represented Australia at several Petanque World Championship. When we started talking to each other, he told me that when he was at the World Championship in Marseille in 2012, he took some pictures with the American team and sure enough here they were on his phone my friends Pascal, Juan and Ziggy representing the US. I also got to meet Vice President and International referee of Petanque Federation Australia Dede Deramond and his family, you should have seeing his daughter play oh my God! Don’t be surprise if one day you get to hear about her as a World Champion!
At the Camberwell Club I got to experience a friendly competition, Carrousel style with the club members, and did get the opportunity to meet and play with the man who created the club back in 1992, Christian Draschler from France. What a great time and let me tell you all the members of the club surely knows their piste because it was some unreal pointing and the grouping of all the balls were very tight. The welcoming form each Presidents and members of both clubs were above and beyond I for sure had great time and felt at home.
Thank you to you all, and if you come to see us some day in Austin Tx at the Heart of Texas Petanque club, we will give you also a big Texas welcome. Merci
International referee Dede.
From left to right Antoine,Christian, Arsene and Arnaud
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