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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

At the world Championship of Petanque in Marseille 2012 Stephane is on the bottom right.

At the world Championship of Petanque in Marseille 2012 Stephane Langlois is on the bottom right.

A selfie with Stephane!

A selfie with Stephane!

At the St Kilda club from left to right Arnaud, Luc, Patric,Joseph.

At the St Kilda club from left to right Arnaud, Luc, Patric,Joseph.


At the St Kilda club, playing  at night with great lights provided but the St Kilda Sport Club.




President of the St Kilda club Jean Claude Dufroux, in the ring.

President of the St Kilda club Jean Claude Dufroux.

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International referee Dede.


Pause time with great food.


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Creator of the club on left Christian Draschler and current President Richard Tarlinton


From left to right Antoine,Christian.Luc and Arnaud all from France.


Nicole Buffet on left and  Rolande IMG_8357

From left to right Antoine,Christian, Arsene and Arnaud


Felix et Rolande Hernandez



Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne, Australia.



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