Gawler Petanque Club host 'Come and Try' day

The Gawler Petanque Club held a successful ‘Come and Try’ day on Saturday, September 8.

After a brief introduction to the game and some initial coaching, games were played in the round-robin system organised by Stan Wilson.

The players were coached by members of the Gawler Petanque Club and those involved said how much they enjoyed what is a fun and yet challenging game.

After one round the club served a delicious lunch to all participants

Game results for the day: Rob Palmer and Belinda Kopania def Glenis Head and Kathryn Warburton 13-6; John Gejas and Mark Reardon def Chris Hartman and Roland Pye 13-5.

Glenis Head and David Willis def Stan Wilson, Kathryn Warburton and David MacKinnon 13-3; Stan Wilson and Glenis Head, after being 0-6 down, defeated John Gejas and Chris Hartman 13-6; and David Willis and David MacKinnon def Mark Reardon and Roland Pye 13-5.

Glenis Head shared how each visitor was presented a medal for having a try at a sport “that has a funny name but it is a great game to play”. 

“It can be played by anyone from the age of eight upwards, including anyone with a disability,” she said.

Gawler Petanque Club will next meet on Sunday, September 16 at Hallam Drive, Gawler from 10.15am.

For more information contact Stan and Glenis on 0488 910 294.