You can probably guess the result of last years Xmas Ladies v Gents so of course it’s the turn of the gents to rise to the occasion this year. Saturday 16th is the date and festive dress, if possible, to make it an enjoyable day.
January 1st 2018 starts the New Year for membership of both English Petanque Association and also Northern Associate.
Heckmondwike Petanque Club has been a member club of English Petanque Association this past year and it has required us to have at least three individual EPA members. Going into our second year of membership we are obliged to have at least six individual members. I think we have three volunteers to join EPA but I will outline the benefits of each membership for those thinking about joining. We currently have 10 Northern Associates.
Joining as a Northern Associate member costs £6.00 per year and this entitles you to:
Use the Northern association web site to enter competitions,
obtain details of member clubs and other members of Northern
view fixtures and results of competitions
free coaching by the Association’s coaches
free access to competition template paperwork
free use of coaching videos and books,
accepted entry into most of the Gold, Silver and Bronze level Northern Competitions
joining EPA costs £26 of which £6 goes to Northern Association to give you all of the benefits above plus:
automatic insurance cover while playing and competing at Firth Park and all other clubs,
accepted entry in to Northern Gold competitions in which association representation could be gained, eg Northern Qualifiers, Hayling island National Regional Competition etc
access to training to become an umpire or qualified coach.
accepted entry in to senior competitions abroad.
I have entry forms for both so if you are interested in joining either EPA or as a Northern Associate I can help. For EPA membership you will need to provide a passport style photograph which is displayed on your license/ membership card.
As I’m off abroad early in January I would like to get the forms completed before I go so please let me know soon if you want me to help you join.
Attached below is the up to date state of the PAIRS LEAGUE. There are just 8 games outstanding but one couple is involved in 4 of them and another couple involved in 3 of them. We will hopefully get them played in the not too distant future but we are awaiting Christine’s return to full health and fitness. Six teams have completed their fixtures and four more have just one to play. At the moment half the pairs are only separated by points difference which just goes to show what a fascinating and unpredictable game we are playing.
HECKMONDWIKE PC PAIRS LEAGUE TABLE 2017