Boules to Niger!

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2003-04-03

by Jean-Pierre Jardinet
On a trip to Niger in march 2003 I met the president of the Niger Petanque federationin Niamey , Mr Alhassane Abdoulaye. This country has idea lconditions for practising petanque: always sunny, a lot of sandy and story ground. The players are numerous and hold a high level, and they are all very friendly. The only downside is that due to lack of sponsors it is difficult to participate in international championships for most players.

In addition, it is very difficult to get hold of petanque-boules in
Niger. There are more players than boules, and each club has at
their disposal a pool of balls. Players with personal boules are
very rare. And that is why the president of the Niger petanque federation is asking for your support:Please donate your old set of petanque-boules to the Niger federation.
For those of you situated in Paris, France, please contact the Niger embassy

Ambassade du Niger, 154 rue de Longchamp, 75016 PARIS.

The embassy will be given the responsability to transmit the boules
directly to the president of the federation which distributes those
within the clubs equitably. You can also contact directly if you
are in province (ideally in Poitou-Charentes!) so that one can meet on a contest and that I transmit the balls to the embassy.

Thank you in advance with all those which will be able to help
our friends Natives of Niger to practise our favorite sport!

Other Photographs available on the viennepetanque site.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Take a tip to Tahiti! it's the world championship!

For some reason the worl championship in petanque is held in the buzzling metroloplis of Tahiti this year! So pack your swimwear and go there at once!

Petanque bar in Copenhagen opened

Finally petanque has found a new home, as a bar game! Althought it might take a few years befor the darts-boards get the boot and petanque moves in everywhere it has started to happen

FT Masterclass: Pétanque with Mike Pegg

The Financial times has finally understood that Petanque is the game of the future, with our long time friend Mike Pegg, International umpire. "It may not be the sunny south of France but even on a chilly Devon day, British fans are warming to the charms of pétanque"

Discount in the Tour de France shop - get your bike-boules today!

This is a product we have mentioned earlier, just because it is sooooo French. A Tour de France petanque-set! This is more French than a baguette!

Android petanque-game

We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?

The world wide petanque and boule community, by and for users.

Tweets by @PetanqueOrg Tweets about "petanque"