Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A Salute To Our Team

A big congradulations to our 2012 World Petanque team. This was a truly fantastic performance at the highest level in the world.

This year was the first time in many years we've put up our strongest players instead of players with enough private funds to make the return trip. Combined, these four players have unmatched skill and tournament experience. It is one thing to play well at your local club (I do that sometimes), it is quite a different matter to play extremely well on the world stage. To the NZ team: I take my hat off to you!

I am also really impressed how together we brought this big event to everyone in New Zealand. Thanks to the people behind Facebook, Twitter, PNZ website and the WPA website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there All

Thank you for all your support during the Worlds Championship in Marseille this year.

All your messages were greatly appreciated while the Team where on the other side of the world.

We give it our all during and towards the World Champ, and hope that we haven't disappointed anyone back here at home, we’ve played out of our skin, we had some games that we were unlucky with it....but aye that is Petanque and we just had to accept that and move on and concentrate on other games to come.

What people don't realize is the Arena we played in was very, very, very sticky hot? Just standing there you will be sweating like someone tip a bucket of water on you, that’s how HOT it was. I don't thing the Ventilation system in France exist...well they where none at all lets put it that way....

But i do THANK YOU all for your kind words of support, and thank you for standing behing this Team and believing it of those 4 players to come out with good results, not just for the country but for all you.

I hope this will motivate other players in this country to put they names down and go experience this greatest event on earth....The World Championship?????

Thank you all