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 Jeanfirstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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