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Our terrain on a cold Sunday Morning

Club House

 Committee

Jed Stone

Club President

Trish Neville

Secretary

Laurie Fenwick

Treasurer


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         John Barker

     6 Aside Captain

Danny Corp & Bob Bish

9 aside Team Captains

Danny is also the clubs safeguarding officer.

As we were the home of British Petanque & formed the BPA, we  were invited to THE home of Petanque in  La Ciotat, near Marseilles Provence

Lou Watkins in the  early 70s playing on Shefdield recreation ground. Lou was  a very keen player.


Max Jorda of Norfolk Square winning club open Singles 1992

Some club Historical photo's

Our first Christmas competition in 1976.

We had to use our cars as floodlights during late afternoon

Rick & May Britt, Pinker

May was so unique she had a

 whole style of Petanque named after her.

Wendy Watkins and 

Lauren Butt at Wendy's 80th Birthday celebration

A french guest during the very early days of  Sams Hotel's terrain

Sam's, was it really an all weather terrain!!!

Three old timers playing at Sams!!!

‘On the 2 July one of the Shedfield Petanque Club’s founder members, Jamie Hartridge, passed away. He was a stalwart of the Club for many years and a font of knowledge about the early days of our Club and the wider petanque community. The attached newspaper clips, from April 1975, provide a flavour of the early days at our Club including the hosting of the national championships in 1975. In the newspaper article it is interesting to note that the owner of the Cobbett’s Restaurant, Mr Charles Skipwith, was trying to form a club to carry the name of Cobbett’s Boules Club!! ‘  

Latest News

SCPA autum Melee held at Shedfield PC 2019

Shedfield Petanque Club’s 2018 Christmas Dinner 

 

The club held there annual post- Christmas dinner on Thursday 24th January at Avenue 141  restaurant in Fareham College. As can be seen from the photograph everybody enjoyed the convivial 

company and the excellent food. The student chefs and front of house staff were very professional. 

Special thanks must be given to Derek and Linda for organising the evening so that it ran without any hitches.

A Birthday Celebration at Shedfield Petanque Club

 

On Sunday the 2 December 2018 Shedfield Petanque Club celebrated the 90th birthday of one of our players,

Wendy Watkins.

For those not old enough to remember, Wendy and her husband Lou were very early members of Shedfield Petanque Club. Although Lou is no longer with us, Wendy has continued to play regularly and is still a stalwart member of the club.

 

In the morning we played petanque and Wendy demonstrated that she has lost none of her skills by winning her games. Below is a picture of Wendy in action.

At lunchtime we had a party for Wendy in the club pavilion which allowed her family, friends and club members to celebrate her birthday in some style.


To the right of Wendy, in the photograph below, is Peter Howarth. Like Wendy, Peter dates back to the early days of peteanque and he is a past president of the Southern Region and the British Petanque Association.

Shedfield Petanque Club at BBC 20 in 2017

11 members from our club attended this lovely holiday in

Valras Plage southern France in June this year

Seven of these won significant competitions playing against French clubs. We all won wine to drink there, or bring home

Wendy received many birthday cards, several bouquets of flowers and the assurance that we will be celebrating her 100th birthday in 10 years’ time!

Some Shedfield players who won in the onsite invitation mellee where the other clubs we played against attended.