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EuroCup 2019 - DRAW

EuroCup2019

The result of the EuroCup Draw - Details of the host venue will be issued to participating federations within the next few days


Boules Sport 2024

BouleSports

Sadly, the news is Boules Sport will not be included in the 2024 Olympics.

The 4 sports chosen, to attract a younger (TV) audience, are breakdancing, surfing, climbing and skateboarding.

This is not the time to give up, the work will continue... To echo the opinion expressed by my friend Joseph Cantarelli, President of the French Federation - It would seem that the criteria for entry into the Olympic Games are no longer exclusively linked to the fundamental values of sport as such, but rather and preferably to the media success of a sport or the practice of young people to watch TV. This is how our societies evolve.

We should not criticise the Organising Committee's choice or make any comparison with the other sports selected, we should be happy for them and congratulate them. Of course we are all deeply disappointed, but we must remain focused on the values conveyed by our sport "pétanque" and its development.

We need to continue with the work and the direction we have taken to increase our numbers so that we remain strong. This is what our fans, our members and players of all levels expect.

We must, and will, renew our bid for inclusion of our sport in continental or global events, regardless if it is Olympic, Paralympic or non-Olympic in nature.

Well said Joseph!


Coaching for Coaches

Coaching for Coaches

The CEP’s Coaching Commission is delighted to announce our first European Coaching Programme event “Coaching for Coaches”.

The course will be held from Friday to Sunday 15 -17 March 2019 at the National Boulodrome FLBP, 184, Chemin Rouge, L-4480 Belvaux, Luxembourg.

  • Course instructors: Pascal Verbregue (FFPJP) and Kenneth Dreyer (DPF)
  • Course Language: English and French
  • Course Materials: English
  • Course Fee: 250 Euros per candidate (payable by bank transfer)
  • The Course Fee includes 2 nights Bed and Breakfast at a local Ibis Hotel, plus lunch and dinner at the National Boulodrome.

    Candidates should arrive on Friday by 16:00 hours at the Boulodrome, departure is expected to be on Sunday after 13:30 hours. Transfers may be available subject to the arrival/departure times of your candidates.

    The course, which is open to 2 candidates from each Federation, will consist of:

  • Building foundation for selection of teams
  • Selection of players/teams
  • Preparation for competition
  • Tactical and Mental coaching
  • Team Evaluation and Knowledge sharing
  • Registration is only available for candidates endorsed by member Federations using the Course Registration form.


    EuroCup 2019

    EuroCup2019

    27 Federations have registered for participation in our 2019 EuroCup.

    The host federation for each qualification group will be announced at the EuroCup draw which takes place during our Congress meeting (13th April).


    Boules Sport 2024

    BouleSports

    Sadly, the news is Boules Sport will not be included in the 2024 Olympics.

    The 4 sports chosen, to attract a younger (TV) audience, are breakdancing, surfing, climbing and skateboarding.

    This is not the time to give up, the work will continue... To echo the opinion expressed by my friend Joseph Cantarelli, President of the French Federation - It would seem that the criteria for entry into the Olympic Games are no longer exclusively linked to the fundamental values of sport as such, but rather and preferably to the media success of a sport or the practice of young people to watch TV. This is how our societies evolve.

    We should not criticise the Organising Committee's choice or make any comparison with the other sports selected, we should be happy for them and congratulate them. Of course we are all deeply disappointed, but we must remain focused on the values conveyed by our sport "pétanque" and its development.

    We need to continue with the work and the direction we have taken to increase our numbers so that we remain strong. This is what our fans, our members and players of all levels expect.

    We must, and will, renew our bid for inclusion of our sport in continental or global events, regardless if it is Olympic, Paralympic or non-Olympic in nature.

    Well said Joseph!


    Coaching for Coaches

    Coaching for Coaches

    The CEP’s Coaching Commission is delighted to announce our first European Coaching Programme event “Coaching for Coaches”.

    The course will be held from Friday to Sunday 15 -17 March 2019 at the National Boulodrome FLBP, 184, Chemin Rouge, L-4480 Belvaux, Luxembourg.

  • Course instructors: Pascal Verbregue (FFPJP) and Kenneth Dreyer (DPF)
  • Course Language: English and French
  • Course Materials: English
  • Course Fee: 250 Euros per candidate (payable by bank transfer)
  • The Course Fee includes 2 nights Bed and Breakfast at a local Ibis Hotel, plus lunch and dinner at the National Boulodrome.

    Candidates should arrive on Friday by 16:00 hours at the Boulodrome, departure is expected to be on Sunday after 13:30 hours. Transfers may be available subject to the arrival/departure times of your candidates.

    The course, which is open to 2 candidates from each Federation, will consist of:

  • Building foundation for selection of teams
  • Selection of players/teams
  • Preparation for competition
  • Tactical and Mental coaching
  • Team Evaluation and Knowledge sharing
  • Registration is only available for candidates endorsed by member Federations using the Course Registration form.


    EuroCup Champions 2018 - FRANCE: C.A.S.E. Nice

    C.A.S.E. Nice

    Congratulations to Cercle Artistique et Sportif des Eaux (C.A.S.E.) Nice, 2018 European Cup for Clubs - EuroCup Champions (photo above).

    Congratulations also go to Cdp Les Cailloux, the first winners of our new FedCup.

    We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our EuroCup and helped make it a success!

    Thanks to Jean-Paul Laborie (International Umpire) and the team of National umpires for their good work

    Thanks also to Claude Stirmel and the FFPJP team for providing us with live streaming and commentary, over 5000 people watching the games each day - outstanding!

    One last “special” THANK YOU needs to go to Eric Hervouet, President of CD16 Pétanque and his army of volunteers without whom this EuroCup would not have been possible. Their organisation and hospitality were invaluable in delivering a world-class event experience!


    EuroCup - Finals

    Boulodrome Gilbert LOUIS

    We are very pleased to announce the finals of the European Cup of Clubs (EuroCup) for 2018, 2019 and 2020 will be hosted by our new partners the FFPJP Departmental Committee of Charente.

    The Committee will organise our EuroCup finals in the Boulodrome Gilbert LOUIS, named after the department's President at the time (1998) when the first of the 2 large halls were built.

    The second hall was added in 2011 giving the boulodrome a total playing area of 3,600 square metres.

    Boulodrome Gilbert LOUIS

    Boules Sport 2024

    The candidacy of Boules Sport for the 2024 Olympic Games has cast the spotlight on our sport. Petanque, Boule Lyonnaise, and Raffa Volo, the 3 disciplines of Sports Boule, are represented in 165 countries, via 262 federations and more than 200 million players. Some 67 countries have already won medals in at the World Championship level.

    Boules Sport is already present in the worlds largest multi-sport events: World Games, Mediterranean Games, Asian Indoor Games, S.E.A Games, All Africa Games, Pacific Games, Commonwealth Games, Islands Games (Indian Ocean), Asian Beach Games. 

    Sports Boule now benefits from a new image, highlighting its values of universality, popularity, and communication, and its responses to the criteria for eligibility for the Olympic Games.

    Please support our candidacy by clicking on this link.


    Congress 2018

    The next Congress of the CEP will take place on the 15th April 2018 in the meeting room of the Boulodrome National FLBP, Luxembourg.


    EuroCup 2018

    28 Federations have registered to particpate in our 2018 EuroCup Championship for Club teams.

    The draw will take place on the 15 April during our Congress meeting

    Gymnsaide 2018

    The F.I.P.J.P. have chosen an international selection of 4 players with different nationalities, all world champions, to represent them at the 20th edition of the Masters de Petanque.

    Two members of the team, Claudy Weibel (Belgium) and Diego Rizzi (Italy,) have the oppertunity to defend their crown and they are joined by two experienced Masters de Petanque players, Khaled Lakhal (Tunisia - 3rd participation) and David Ledantec (France - 2nd participation).

    The first objective for this team will be to participate in the Final Four in Istres on September 4th", said the International President Claude Azéma, who thinks this team is "competitive, efficient and homogeneous".
    With the team of France (Henri Lacroix, Philippe Quintais, Dylan Rocher, Philippe Suchaud) and that of Madagascar (Tiana Laurens (Thunder) Razanadrakoto, Lahatra Randriamanantany, Allain Samson Mandimby , the 4th player will be known shortly),  no doubt  this international team will be able to ensure a great petanque event.

    With just months to go before the IOC (International Olympic Committee)  decides if to include Boule Sports as an additional sport for the 2024 Olympic Games, the FIPJP hope this team will show our sport is universal.

    Masters de Petanque 2018

    Petanque participates for the first time at the World Games "Gymnasiade 2018" for the students in Marrakech, Morocco from 02 to 09 May 2018. For more information on this sports event visit their wesite by clicking here