Mike has been playing petanque since the early 1980’s and has served on Club, League and Regional committees up to 1995 when he was elected President of the British Umpires Commission and member of the Executive. Mike passed his International Umpires exam in 1998 and since the year 2000 has been a member of the International Umpires Commission. He has umpired several World, European and International Championships and continues to train umpires from around the world. Mike was elected President of the English Petanque Association in 2005, a post he held for 10 years. In 2003 he joined the CEP Technical Commission and was elected to the Board of Directors the following year. In 2006 he was awarded his Associations highest award, Honorary Life Membership, for his services to our sport. Mike was appointed Vice-President of the CEP in 2008 and President in 2014.
Playing petanque since 1970 Joseph soon became involved with the administration side of our sport. In 1975 he was elected President of his club JSA Pétanque AUDUN-LE-TICHE and has served on many committees over the years including both Regional from 1984 to 2008 and National from 2009 to this present day. Joseph is a Vice President of the FFPJP a post he has held since 2013. Elected to the CEP Board in 2010 Joseph was appointed our Vice President in 2014.
Signe has been playing petanque since 1990, and has participated as a player in both the World championship and the European championship several times. She has served on club committees for many years, and was elected to the Board of the Norwegian Petanque Federation in 2007. In 2011 she was elected President of the Norwegian Petanque Federation, a position she held until 2019. Signe was elected to the CEP Board in 2016 and appointed General Secretary in 2019.
Tony has been playing pétanque since the late 1990’s, he served on his Club committee in various capacities until 2005, when he was elected as President of the Penarth Pétanque Club. Tony joined the Welsh Pétanque Association (WPA) executive in 2006 and was elected President in 2007, a post he held for 3 years, during which time he was responsible for affiliating the WPA to both the FIPJP and CEP. From 2010 to 2012 Tony was appointed as the WPA’s National Coach and he is also the Senior Coach at his club, he is the only WPA coach to hold a formal teaching qualification. Between 2011 and 2012 he acted as one of the auditors for both the FIPJP and CEP. In 2013 Tony was elected as the WPA’s Treasurer a position he still holds. In 2012 Tony was elected to the Board of Directors of the CEP and is often seen working on the Championship Control Table. Tony was appointed Treasurer of the CEP in 2016.
Fabio has been playing and involved in Boule Sports for most of his life. His first licence with the FIB was in 1970, at the age of fifteen. Some years later, in 1992 Fabio became the President of the Provincial Committee of Imperia and then Federal Councillor of the Federation Italy boules for twelve years. Head of the delegation of the Italian national team at various European Championships Fabio was first elected to the Board of the CEP in September 2005 and then at each subsequent election, the last time in Bratislava in 2016.
Bruno began playing petanque in 2002 and was one of the very first licensed players in Slovakia. A co-founder member of the Centrope Cup Tournament for Slovakia an annual event held each year involving many European players and Federations. A founder member of the new age Slovak Federation of Petanque he was a member of the SFP Presidium from 2003 to 2009. Bruno joined our Board in 2006 and served as Secretary General from 2012 until 2019. Recently, his Federation awarded him their Medal of Honour for his services to our sport, placing his name in their hall of fame.
Mario started playing petanque at the age of just three years when his father bought him his first set of boules. In addition to playing, Mario's career in our sport has included four years as Chief of Staff for the Balearic Islands Sports Council and Campaign Manager for the Spanish Petanque Federation's current President. At the present time Mario serves as the Secretary General for the Spanish Federation, he was elected to the CEP Board of Directors in 2018
Ralf has been playing petanque since the early 1990’s and has served on Club and League committees. In 2007 he was elected as President of the Austrian Petanque Federation, a position he has today. Ralf is a member of the organisation team for the Centrope Cup which is an annual event involving East European countries as well as many visiting teams from across Europe. Ralf was elected to the CEP Board in 2016 and more recently became a member of our Medical Commission.
Jean-Luc began playing pétanque in 1978 at the age of 14. From the age of 25, he began to serve on the committees of several clubs and from 2011 in the regional league of Brabant (Brussels) as member of their Board and as the league Secretary. Jean-Luc was elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Committee of the French Pétanque Fédération in December 2016 and was appointed President of the FBFP on 13 March 2017. This latest appointment means Jean-Luc automatically became a co-National President of the Belgium Petanque Federation and a member of the National committee. He was elected to the CEP Board in 2018.
President of the Hungarian Federation of Petanque since 2008 and a member of the Club: Magyarszeki ÖSE. Barnabas is a several times champion of Hungary and has participated in many Continental and World Championships as a player and Head of Delegation). Barnabas can speak a number of languages including Hungarian, English, French and Italian. Qualified from the University of Gáspár Károli of Budapest and University of Pecs. Barnabas has been a member of the CEP Board since 2010 and also a member of our Technical Commission.
Playing petanque since the mid 1980's Henrik was the founder of the Boule Hedebo International Open. He has been a National team member from 1991 to 2004 taking part in several World and European Championships. Henrik continues to take an active role in the Danish Federation as a Coach, Head of Delegation and Member of the Danish Federation Board. He was elected to the CEP Board in 2016 and is a member of our Technical Commision.