winners train... losers complain

Inspiration from Philippine Pétanque Development

PFA Coaching Policy (01 July 2013 PFA form
How to become a PFA Coach – An Overview of Requirements
Becoming a PFA Accredited Coach – from PFA website (click here for link to PFA webpage)
” International Pass”
Player Development
PFA Representative Train-on Squad
Expression of Interest (PFA form

SA Coaches (Updated 1 December 2021)


29Jun14 PFA Junior – Coaching & selection – information from Andre Deramond,
PFA Sport Director

18Oct13 NOTE! ISC-2013 SA Team Training (Week 2) at 11.00am Saturday 19th October at Prospect Pétanque Club.

Australian Inter-State Championship

State Team Selection:- 2007, 2008, 2009

Trans Tasman Challenge

2012 Results

2013 Results            New Zealand report
2014 Results

Trans Tasman Archive

Becoming a PFA Accredited Coach


PFA has created a development pathway for coaches in the sport of pétanque in Australia. The pathway will be supported by a series of development opportunities including workshops, tools and mentoring programs.
The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that the sport at every level meets the Australian Sports Commission’s Sports Governance Principles and the standards set by FIPJP and CIEP.
PFA defines coaches as follows:

  • Level 1: Club Coach
  • Level 2: State Coach
  • Level 3: National Coach
  • Level 4: Confederation Coach
  • Level 5: International Coach

For opportunities to qualify as a PFA Coach, contact your club, State Director of Coaching or the National Director of Coaching.
PFA will strive to support coaches at Club, League and Federation Level to understand and develop competence in their roles as coaches.

Level 1 – Junior & Club Coach

Coach junior or beginner players and/or club players.


  1. Recommended by Club to State Coach
  2. Complete PFA Rules of the Game Questionnaire
  3. Complete Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Courses:
  4. Complete CIEP/PFA Level 1 Course

Level 2 – State Coach

Coach players competing in state competitions.


  • Recommended by State Coach to Director
  • Complete Level 1 Development Journal
  • Complete Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Course:
  • Complete CIEP/PFA Level 2 Course

Level 3 – National Coach

Coach players competing in national competitions


  • Recommended by State Coach to Director
  • Complete Level 2 Development Journal
  • Complete Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Course:
  • Complete CIEP/PFA Level 3 Course.
Links to References & Tools
Club Coach Position Description
Coach Application Form
Links to References & Tools
State Coaching Director PD
Links to References & Tools
National Coaching Director PD


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18Jan14 Email from Warren Sowter, Director of Coaching, Pétanque Federation Australia.

“On behalf of the PFA Board I wish to announce the selection of a team of players to represent Australia and PFA in this year’s Trans Tasman Challenge to be contested at Rotorua, New Zealand on the 22nd and 23rd March.
After careful consideration applying the selection process and criteria advertised, these players have been selected and endorsed by the Board to make up a cohesive team to challenge for the trophies. We have yet to finalise a team of juniors to defend the trophy that was won at LakeMacquarie last year.
I am sure that you will join me in congratulating these players on their selection and wish them every success in the competition.
Adrian Clements has been appointed the coach of the Over 60 team.”

2014 PFA Representative Team for TransTasman Challenge in Rotorua, New Zealand on 22-23 March.

Australian Open team:
Female: Kate Mangan, Adeline Deramond, Cathy Ayre, Arlette Figon, Sue Begley, Libby Sowter.
Male: Clifford Edouard, Pierrot Lubin, Francois Hitie, Michael Lacase, Jean-Luc Domergue, Frederic Vencatasamy.
Coach: Warren Sowter.

Australian Over 60 team:
Female: Helen Bayet, Sue Dauth, Joyce Anderson, Kim Threadgate, Annie Hambour, Valmai Nicoll.
Male: Terry Dando, Andre Deramond, Robin Anderson, Guy Detot, David Ward, Rene Thibault.
Coach:Adrian Clements.

08Oct13 Demonstration and explanation (in French) of Spin to the Right and Spin to the Left by Marco Foyot (On Facebook)

27Jul13 State Squad pre-selection training commenced on today, Saturday 27th July at Prospect Pétanque Club.

Players who wish to be considered for selection, in Junior, Open or Over 60 categories need to let Adrian know
at any of the 2 following sessions; 3rd August or 10th August.    1.30pm Prospect Pétanque Club.
Adrian Clements, State Director of Coaching         …get up to speed with the “International Pass


“The 2013 Interstate Challenge will be played in the Open and Over 60 competitions by teams of 5 men & 3 women.
Junior Interstate will be played by teams of 4 juniors U18 male/female or mixed
Date: 09-10 November 2013. Venue: T.B.A.

Andre Deramond, PFA Sport Director (26 June 2013)

24Jul13 PFA Board announces the 2013 Women’s Australian Team for the World Championships 3-6 October Montauban, France.
    • Josie Petrolo – St Kilda Petanque Club, Victoria
    • Kate Mangan – Camberwell Petanque Club, Vistoria
    • Libby Sowter – Lake Macquarie City Petanque Club, New South Wales
    • Ariadne Ernest – Boules Artistes Petanque Club, New South Wales
    • Coach – Warren Sowter

Becoming a PFA Coach – An Overview of Requirements


Player Development (01July13)

Junior and Beginner Intermediate Representative
PFA encourages individuals to learn the incredibly challenging and satisfying game of petanque. The sport provides opportunities to learn to play a very social game that is played in parks and clubs across Australia and the world.

The sport provides a safe environment and is a non-contact sport that challenges players for accuracy, fitness, strategy and tactical play. To assist people to learn the sport, clubs have trained coaches to help with fundamental playing skills, tactics and strategies.

Clubs coaches can provide training sessions to assist players to develop skils to enjoy the game socially or to develop to a standard that enables selection for international representative opportunities.

In Western Australia, there is a club dedicated just to junior players. Training opportunities exist at the following levels:
Active After School Community Program
Schools programs
Club training sessions


PFA’s player development pathways include the development of players to state and national standard. Coaching sessions are available in some areas to help players develop skills to make them competitive at state and national level. There are also activities and exercises available to assist players to develop.

The programs to assist intermediate level players include activities to develop teamwork and self management skills. PFA Level 2 and Level 3 coahes have been trained to conduct programs and facilitate player development to state and national player level.


In this column we outline opportunities and present tools to assist in the development of advanced skills, tactics and strategies to prepare players for representative roles.

PFA has established pathways for players to develop their skills, tactics and strategies to enjoy the game and to become more competitive within their own club, their state, nationally and internationally.

PFA coaches will be developed to facilitate the development of players within the sport. Players are encouraged to approach their club coach to develop a training plan to develop themselves as player within the sport. They should also discuss the available opportunities to participate in competitions within their club, state and nationally.

The PFA Director of Training has established a framework for the ongoing development of representative players. This includes a squad of players who want to be considered for representative positions.

Players seeking to be included in the PFA Representative Train-on Squad must first submit an Expression of Interest (form). Once admitted to the Squad they are required to achieve and maintain standards of performance and behaviour to be considered for selection in a representative team.


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PFA has created a development pathway for coaches in the sport of petanque in Australia.

The pathway will be supported by a series of development opportunities including workshops, tools and mentoring programs.
The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that the sport at every level meets the Australian Sports Commission’s Sports Governance Principles and the standards set by FIPJP and CIEP.
PFA defines coaches as follows:

    • Level 1: Club Coach
    • Level 2: State Coach
    • Level 3: National Coach
    • Level 4: Confederation Coach
    • Level 5: International Coach

For opportunities to qualify as a PFA Coach, contact your club, State Director of Coaching or the National Director of Coaching.
PFA will strive to support coaches at Club, League and Federation Level to understand and develop competence in their roles as coaches.



Letter from Warren Sowter, PFA Director of Coaching to Club Secretaries.

Original letter .pdf      Expression of Interest Form

Pétanque Federation Australia.

Director of Coaching
Pétanque Federation Australia
PO Box 261
Warners Bay NSW 2282

18 June 2013

PFA Representative Teams Train-on Squad for 2013/14

Dear Club Secretary,

With the change in license policy for 2013-4, any player is eligible to express an interest in being included in the PFA Representative Teams Train-on Squad. Representative Teams are selected from members of the Train-on Squad.
I ask that you encourage any of your Nationally Licensed players to express their interest in being considered for selection by joining the Train-on Squad. They should discuss their desire to join the squad by approaching their State coach. The State Coach will provide an overview of the training and playing commitment required. If they nominate, they will be required to sign an Expression of Interest Form.
In signing this form, they will be:

  • Agreeing to participate in the required training program determined by the Australian
    Representative Coach,
  • Committing to attend the designated competition, and
  • Acknowledging that they accept responsibility for the cost of travel, accommodation and
    meal expenses not provided by the host country or PFA.

The ‘train-on squad’ will be selected and maintained based on nominations made by the State Coaches to the Director of Coaching. The teams to represent will be determined by the Director of Coaching based on evaluations made by state coaches. The PFA Board will endorse the selected team to confirm representation.
This train-on squad will be required to participate in an ongoing training program. The program will focus on individual and team development. Each player will have an individual development plan. Players will be required to play in competitions in teams determined by the Director of Coaching and the State Coaches. At regular times, the squad members will be evaluated against a set of criteria. Additional players may be added to the squad; members that do not show regular improvement may be omitted from the squad.
Please advise your players that their selection will be based on the following considerations:

  • Skill Levels – the consistency and effectiveness of their pointing and shooting as determined by training and practise results and their achievement of International Pass standards,
  • Competition Performance – the results of performance in designated competitions throughout the year – their state championships and a state event of significance,
  • Teamwork – the ability to work with others as part of a team; the ability to accept decisions made by coaches and team captains, and
  • Self-Management – the ability to manage own emotions; the ability to ensure that behaviours, emotions and thoughts do not adversely affect other team members; representative qualities.

Please encourage your players to nominate on the attached “Expression of Interest in selection for a PFA Representative Squad Form”. The completed forms should be sent to your State Coach for on forwarding to me.

Thanks for your assistance.


Warren Sowter
Director of Coaching Pétanque Federation Australia.

14June12 Becoming a PFA Coach – An Overview of Requirements

email from Warren Sowter – PFA Director of Coaching Administration

Hi All,
Over the last 6 weeks there has been a lot of communication about our direction in selection and representative players. It seems there has also been some confusion.
In 2012, we will assemble a Representative Train-on Squad. This squad will be involved in training programs to develop skills and playing performance. All representative teams for 2012 will be drawn from the Representative Train-on Squad.
As a result of the inconveniences experienced through players withdrawing from representative teams after selection, we have put in place a Nomination Bond for those expressing an interest in national selection.
This Nomination Bond applies only to those players who have expressed an Interest in being part of the Train-on squad.
Players attending the Australian Championships or any other National competition who have not sought to be included in the Train-on squad will not be required to pay the Nomination Bond.
The Nomination Bond only applies to those expressing an interest in joining the Representative Train-on Squad. The Bond is payable with the submission of the Expression of Interest.
Representative Players for 2012 International Tournaments including the Pan Pacific Games, The World Championships, the Asian Championships, the Oceania, and possibly the Indonesian Championships will come from the Representative Train-on Squad.
I hope this helps to clarify the situation for players intending to play in National events but who do not wish to represent Australia.

Warren Sowter
Director of Coaching Administration
Petanque Federation Australia
Mob: 0414 693999

22Dec11 Attention! South Australian pétanque players with a PFA National licence.

10Nov11 A new Coaching Newsletter for the development of pétanque players, officials and coaches by
Warren Sowter, Director of Coaching Administration, PFA. Issue No.1 – November 2011

National Administrative of Coaching – Warren Sowter


25Jul10 PFA Coaching Policy 2010

04Feb09 Resignation of PFA National Director of Coaching

05Dec08 An Invitation

Hi All

Jean François Veyssiere, the National Director of coaching, has offered to come to Adelaide on the 13th & 14th December and conduct a coaching session for licensed players wishing to improve their skills.

A brief outline:

start: 10.00 am

  • evaluation of level
  • mental preparation in Pétanque
  • stress management

finish: app 4.30 pm

start: 9.00 am

  • exercises and games

finish: approx 5.00 pm

Saturday lunch will be a “sausage sizzle” at a modest cost.
For lunch on Sunday you are welcome to join the Prospect Members’ Xmas Party with a nominal charge of $10 for non-Prospect members.
OR… bring your own picnic.
IMPORTANT! Let me know if you wish to be part of this lunch arrangement for either or both days.

It is open to all squad members and a limited number of other licensed players. Can you please advise your licensed members and ask them to let me know if they are interested ASAP, positions are limited so first in best dressed

Brenton Key- State Director of Coaching

SA State Director of Coaching Report

SA State Director of Coaching Report – 4 December 2008

Coaching in 2008 has been a rewarding and positive experience for all who were involved. Our main objective for this year was to reinforce a team approach. I am very pleased with the attitudes and approaches to training and tournaments of all squad members. Everyone in my opinion did their job to the best of their abilities. As coach I would like to see this carried on as I see it being critical to the future of sports Pétanque.

Results from Tempe didn’t reflect the paramount comradery and lots of invaluable experience that was gained by all, especially me.

Seniors game results:
Round 1 – Qld 5 / SA 1
Round 2 – Tas 1 / SA 5
Round 3 – WA 6 / SA 0
Round 4 – Vic 5 / SA 1
Round 5 – NSW 5 / SA 1

Veterans game results:
Round 1 – WA 2 / SA 4
Round 2 – Qld 5 / SA 1
Round 3 – NSW 6 /  SA 2
Round 4 – buy
Round 5 – Vic 4 / SA 2

Timed games were used and seemed to work quite well for keeping the tournament to a schedule but was detrimental to us at times as some potential fight backs were dissolved with time restraints. This will be something we will need to be mindful of in the future as strategies are considered as this has been proposed to be the format to be used from now on.

Teams have been selected for the Nationals in WA

Teams as follows:
Senior open:
Team 1: Craig Stewart, Tony Stosjic, Raluca Raicu
Team 2: Valmai Nicol, Mike Mulverhill, Richard Voskamp

Senior women: No team being sent

Veteran mens:
Graham Clark, John Wright, Allan Sanderson

Veteran womens team:
Judith Brown, Glenis Head, Llianne Healey

1 x junior – Luke Randall

Thankyou to all squad members and fellow Pétanquers who have provided assistance and still are. A special thanks to Adrian Clements for his support and invaluable experience.

I would like to reiterate my original selection proposal which included an ongoing revisal of all processes for a healthy future. With this in mind we all have an opportunity to be part of sports Pétanque and in the not too distant future have SA players representing Australia in International competitions as well disciplined competitors. This is the only stepping stone for players who have that desire and ambition. The coaching fraternity welcomes everyone who would like to be part of it

Brenton Key
SA State Director of Coaching


SAPL 2008 SA State team selection

30June08  CIEP Australia Selection 
Letter from Jean François VEYSSIERE, National director of Coaching [download as pdf 28kb]


Selection letter from CIEP

Diffusion: All coaches in Australia, PFA

Hi colleagues,

I hope this letter will find you all well.
-To give valuable incentives to our players, it was decided in consultation with PFA, that the winners of the National in Perth will go to the Asian Games. We probably will extend this invitation for the winners at Easter as well. The Oceania games will give us a nice alternative every two years and other options for those same winners.

-We, as Coaches, will still select all the teams going at the different world championships and Trans Tasman. Practically, only the players who travel to compete will have the chances to represent Australia in those championships.

All World Championships


Asian Games

Winners Easter/National

All Trans Tasman


Other competitions



Winners Easter/ National

          -I will need by the end of October, the number of teams by States, in each category, who will go to WA. If some players wants to play but are not qualified or don’t have a team, put them on a waiting list. Like last year, once we have the names, we will be able to complete the draw with development squads or by others teams to have a good and balanced competition in Perth.

Best Regards.

Jean Francois Veyssiere.
National Director of Coaching

11June08 Latest PFA CIEP Coaching Report – May 2008 –
from Jean François VEYSSIERE,
National director of Coaching [coaching report]

18Apr08 Veterans Coach appointed

I would like to officially announce that Adrian Clements has volunteered to be the Veterans Coach which I have gratefully accepted and endorsed.

Brenton Key, State Director of Coaching

09Mar08 Coaching News from Brenton Key, State Director of Coaching

PA level 1 coaching course: [Application form]
There will be a PA level 1 coaching course on the 12th of April for anyone wanting to attend.
Persons wanting to do the course must be PA licensed.
The course will be held at ESP clubrooms from 9am to approximately 4pm.
All successful attendees will be awarded certificates and the course will be run using the new CIEP Australia curriculum.
The course fee will be $30 per person. Your spot will need to be confirmed with the application form along with payment on or before the day of the course (Sorry, no exceptions!).

This is an intensive (1 day) coaching course available to all interested Petanque Australia licence members.
The course is run by the Petanque Australia Coaching commission.
09:00 am:                Introduction to Course
09:15 am:                The role of a coach
09:35 am:                Sports Safety (Coaching Kids)
10:00 am:                Basic Pointing Skills (theory)
10:30 am:                Basic Shooting Skills (theory)
10:50 am:                Break
11:00 am:                Practical Pointing; Shooting (includes warm-up and Jack exercises)
12:30 am:                Lunch Break
01:15 pm:                PA Coaches requirements (includes P.A Policies, forms required, etc
01:30 pm:                Coaches rules Exam
01:50 pm:                Players Evaluation (5 Level) – Theory
02:20 pm:                Players Evaluation (5 Level) – Practical
03.20 pm:                Break
03.30 pm:                Preparing a lesson – Theory
04:00 pm:                Short exam on Pointing and Shooting Skills
04:40 pm:                Course Closure
05:00 pm:                Finished

Coaching clinic: [Application form]
A coaching clinic is planned for the 26th April 2008. This is open to everyone. Persons attending the coaching course will have an opportunity to test their new skills at this venue which I would like to encourage them to do so.

13Mar08 Report from Jean François VEYSSIERE,
Pétanque Australia, National director of Coaching

CIEP AUSTRALIA-(registration pending)


Thursday, 6 March 2008

Diffusion: PA

It’s been only a few week since I started my new challenge in my role of National Director of Coaching. PA has given me a few objectives to achieve which includes, assisting to the development and formation of players of any levels in our leagues and clubs plus improving our performances at international level. To help me achieve these goals, I have appointed a few key people to the following positions:

  • Pierre Figon National Coach in charge of the women category (he is also the Secretary of CIEP)
  • Tim Whelan, National Coach is in charge of the 18-30 years old players, what we call Development Squad.
  • Remi Ghetti, National Coach, in charge of the juniors or under 18 years old and the preparation of the junior team Going to the World championship in 2009

These coaches will work with their peers in all the states when possible.  The State Coach will be the relay to conduct our programs locally and therefore we will have a linear progression around the country.
To be on line with FIPJP, we are setting-up CIEP Australia. This structure will welcome coaches and umpires. CIEP, although independent of PA management, will have a wide range of activities that will be always in tune with what our Federation requires:

  • Increasing the number of coaches. (PA wants a coach per club)
  • Preparing and training national teams going overseas (National Coaches)
  • General level of skills…

We are now able to give a diploma to the coach who is recognised internationally. In April, the new course for Level 1 Australian Coach will be deployed across Australia (Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne).

Pétanque in Australia is either played socially or competitively. If the social side is the backbone of petanque, the sport side is our shop window. At our 3 national competitions (Interstate, National and Easter) the coaches will be able to assess, monitor and select our best athletes to represent Australia in any international events. A calendar of those international tournaments will be ready soon, and we will try to send a team whenever possible. I know money is a key factor, but playing a minor sport means that players and coaches have to pay for travel costs and sometimes hotel as well.

I asked that our coaches to work closely with the Leagues and the clubs to help in the development of all players. We can only improved Pétanque by working together, in collaboration on the same objectives.
I look forward for this year.

Yours Sincerely.

Jean François VEYSSIERE
National director of Coaching.
CIEP Australia President


Pétanque Coaches – South Australia
Coach Name International National PA Coaches level
Brenton Key – Director of Coaching




Tim Whelan




Guy Detot




Adrian Clements – Veterans Coach



John Wright



Jean Paul Bouyer



Martin Verdonk



David Ward



PA2 coaches have AIS Level 1 or equivalent
Assessor Practical exam as set up by PA coaching commission
Level 1 PA level 1 + AIS course
Level 2 Practical exam level 2 as set up by coaching commission + AIS Course
Level 3 Practical exam “CIEP” level 1 + AIS course level 2
Level 4 Practical exam “CIEP” level 2 + AIS course level 2
Level 4 delivered by CIEP not available in Australia yet
Level 5 Practical exam level 3 “CIEP” + All AIS requirement
Level 5 Top in coaching

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Part 1: Objectives

1) To standardise the Coaching and Selection principles of Pétanque in Australia.
2) To provide guidelines and procedures for coaches to ensure consistency of the (CIEP) Centre International of Education of Pétanque.

Part II: Applicability
This policy applies to all affiliated clubs, licensed players, competition officials and administrators involved in Pétanque Australia.

Part III: Definitions

1) Assessor: PA Level 1 practical exam
2) Level 1 Coach: PA level – 1 practical + AIS Level 1
3) Level 2 Coach: PA Level – 2 practical + AIS level 2
4) Level 3 Coach: PA level 3 “CIEP” + AIS Level 2
5) Level 4 Coach: CIEP Level 2 (not available in Australia yet)
6) Level 5 Coach: CIEP Level 3 (not available in Australia yet)

Part IV: Principles 

A. Sporting Principles

Pétanque Australia seeks to consistently apply its sporting principles for all players.
Pétanque Australia believes that:

a) Coaching shall be made available to everyone, to improve and develop their playing skills and understanding of the game.
b) Opportunity for everyone to follow the path to becoming a qualified coach.
c) Everyone should recognise the contribution of every other person, treat everyone with dignity and courtesy, and take care of the environment, equipment and property.
d) Everyone should take responsibility for his/her actions and be a positive role model on and off the field.

B.  Coaching Principles
Pétanque Australia believes that:

1. It is important to provide standard formats and practices in order to ensure that the quality of coaching is nationally consistent.
2. Coaching practices need to be regularly revisited and revised as necessary to reflect changes in the development of the sport.
3. Coaches should receive practical training in order to support the organisation and manage pétanque competitions.
4. Respect for the rules and procedures are important for the equity of the players.

Part V: Policy Statement

1. Pétanque Australia is committed to provide a comprehensive set of guidelines and procedures to ensure effective and efficient coaching of the sport of Pétanque in Australia.
2. Coaching standards must be consistent with the CIEP instruction and charter.

Part VI: Provisions 

A. Coach Classification and Requirements 

1. Coaches in Australia are to be classed as follows: 




To Achieve Next Level


Complete PA Level 1 (includes assessors exam and umpire exam for coaches) – Ability to assist coaches in assessing players.
– Club Coach.
Complete  AIS Course


AIS Course Must be an active coach – Run coaching clinics in State
– Able to coach Teams in all competitions (State and Nationals)
– Coach State Teams
– Send half yearly activity report to State Director of Coaching
– Can hold position on State selector’s panels as coaching representative.
Complete PA Level 2 practical course (includes exam).


Complete PA Level 2 course and practical exam Must be an active coach – All of the above
– Sends half yearly activity report to National Coaching Director for  Administration
– Ability to hold position of State Coaching Director
– Ability to hold position as National Coach if appointed by Pétanque Australia Coaching Position.
Complete PA Level 3 course (includes exam) or/and “C.I.E.P” Course Level 1


Complete PA Level 3 course (include exam) or/and “C.I.E.P” Course Level 1  * Complete any other required courses from the AIS to keep coaches accreditation – All of the above Complete CIEP Level 2 International Course


CIEP Level 2 course (not available in Australia yet) – All of the above


CIEP Level 3 course (not available in Australia yet)  – All of the above

2. Coaches must have:

a) a valid Pétanque Australia player’s Licence.
b) an Australian Institute of Sport qualification.
c) satisfied all administrative requirement
d) a Coaches Licence issued by Pétanque Australia Ltd
e) Followed all courses as set by the Administrative Director of Coaching and the CIEP.

3. Coaches Activity Requirements




Must complete and send activity report to State Director of Coaching every six months.  No activity for 2 years – PA Level 1 course may need to be redone to keep licence.


Must complete and send activity report to State Director of Coaching every six months.  No activity for 2 years – PA Level 1 course may need to be redone to keep licence.


Must complete and send activity report to National Coaching Director for Administration, with copy to State Director of Coaching every six months. No activity for 2 years – PA Level 2 course may need to be redone to keep licence.


Must complete and send activity report to C.I.E.P. No activity for 3 years – Licence revoked by C.I.E.P (This is current process for C.I.E.P)

All coaches will need to maintain their qualification level by taking part in appropriate coaching workshops. Coaches, who for unforeseen reason are not able to participate, or contribute for a given time; will have to be re-assessed to keep their qualification level.

B. Coaching Commission Structure and Requirements 

1 The Pétanque Australia Coaching Commission shall be composed of 3 to 5 members and consist only of coaches with Level 3 classification or National Coaches.

a. Chairperson appointed by Pétanque Australia Executive
b. Director of Coaching
c. 1 to 3 Supporting Members

2 This Commission shall :

a. Communicate with Pétanque Australia representative through the Chairperson of the Commission.
b. Assist Pétanque Australia in all aspects of coaching and selection process.
c. Supervise and/or direct coaches’ examinations throughout Australia.
d. Recommend to Pétanque Australia Executive Member, Coaches for our National Teams and International Tournaments as required.
e. Implement a system of training for new and current coaches.
f. Be the arbitrary body for all disciplinary measures to coaches being down graded or losing their licences due to miss behaviour.

3 The Administrative Director of Coaching (hereinafter referred to as the National Director) shall:

a. Administer and co-ordinate all qualified National, State and Club Coaches.
b. Appoint the “State Director of Coaching”
c. Liaise with the Director of Coaching in each State.
d. Implement and develop coaching programs.
e. Implement an activity reporting system for all coaches.
f. All coaches regardless of Level shall comply with and abide by all directives and guidelines of the Pétanque Australia Coaching Commission

4 State Director of Coaching shall:

a. Administer and co-ordinate all qualified coaches in his/her State.
b. Liaise with the League Committee representative.
c. Implement and develop coaching programs.
d. Implement a system of training for new and current coaches.
e.     Report to the Administrative Director of Coaching

C. National Teams Coaches 

National team coaches will be appointed by Pétanque Australia Coaching Commission.Requirements are as follows:

o Have coached teams in PA National Triples or PA International Easter Open
o Have coached their State sides
o Being active in the coaching space
o Must be Level 2 or Higher coach

Pétanque Australia August 07

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