Southern Counties Pétanque Association is one of sixteen regions of Pétanque England, devoted to promoting the sport of Pétanque. Also known as "French Boules", the game has an enthusiastic following in the UK where it is truly a family sport, played by people of all ages and equally enjoyed by both men and women.
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Welcome to 2020!

Hello to all the members of the Southern Counties Petanque Association. I am delighted to have taken on the role as President of our region following our last AGM, and what better way can there be of starting in my official duties than seeing in the New Year with the Opening Ceremony of a new club - Clymping PC in West Sussex. Congratulations to everyone involved in making this happen and starting up a new club. We wish you every success in the development of your club for the future.

Many thanks once again to Glenn Floyd as our previous president for all his achievements over the last three years and for his continuing commitment to our International Weekend of Petanque.

2020 is the start of a new decade and a chance to take a 20:20 vision of our sport. The Southern Region is in it’s 46th year and many things we do today are influenced by the past and have remained unchanged, whilst lifestyles outside of sport over the last 45 years have changed a lot.

For me the challenge for the SCPA as a region in the coming months is to reflect and review the past and to come up with suggestions for subtle changes that can make a difference at grassroots level and to create an environment that allows clubs to flourish and to encourage new faces - including younger generations - to take up our sport. I look forward to holding discussions and working with the Executive Committee, Clubs and members to meet this challenge for 2020 and beyond.

Good luck to you all for the coming season and I look forward to meeting you on the piste.

Steve Lombard - SCPA President

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