Rivonia Sports Club plays with ANC Youth League

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2010-08-25

Last night the regular boules (or petanque) players at the Rivonia Sports Club encountered over 1000 African National Congress Youth League (the ANC is the ruling party in South Africa)members who had congregated to register for their national general council at the sports club. The participants provided a noisy and crammed backdrop to our normal sedate afternoon's play.

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But it wasn't long before some of the Youth League joined us to play. And they were damned good. We played from around 3-8'30pm and had one of the best ever boules evenings at Rivonia.

They were even more impressed when we told them that boules is actually a game played mainly by France's working classes and that the well heeled French turn their nose up at playing the game.

This story was contributed by Tim Truluck.

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