A Brief History of the (CPC) Capital Petanque Club

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The first committee meeting took place on the 20th May 2009 where it was decided to form a club with the name, the 'Capital Petanque Club'. This club was registered in the ACT, and soon after became affiliated with the Petanque Federation of Australia (PFA), the governing body of the sport. Membership was about 10 or so people at that time, and our first President was Tony Wynd. The new group started playing on a gravel basketball court at the Primary School in Yarralumla. Prior to this people were playing Petanque locally with the 'Bouledogs' which was the first club in the ACT.

The new group grew in numbers, and when membership reached about 15 players, a decision was made to run a tournament at the Lerida Winery at Lake George. The need to be affiliated with the PFA to run such an event was the catalyst to form an official petanque club. Our membership has steadily grown and we now have about 50 registered players (early 2017), and numbers continue to grow. We now play on a purpose built petanque facility which was built by the ACT Government in Weston Park in 2015.

The 'Bouledogs' club no longer exists, and our club is the only petanque club in the ACT.