We are trying to raise money for a variety of items required to have a stand at the Kent County Show, Detling kent. Over the last few years there has been a decline of younger members in our sport unlike other countries. Kent Petanque Association hope to promote our sport to more people in the south East of England. This show has around 80,000 visitors over the weekend from all over the south East.
Our Aim Is to promote at all ages and ablilities - no one is excluded from our sport. Although Kent is one of the most successful regions, when talking to the public they are not aware of what game is about - this is one area we can combat at the County Show.
To achieve this we will be building a playing area to allow the public to try the sport. We will also be handing out
petanque information and 'clubs in your area' address list. We will also be providing 'token prizes' for those who achieve a certain task!
As stated Kent is a very successful Region. In 2015/2016 to date we have numerous successes.
We have a World Champion Silver Medalist in shooting. Our ladies team currently lie 9th in the World. Our Juniors also achieved a Bronze medal in the Europeans and recently our Veterans(over 50's) won the Nations Cup in the
Veterans World Championships. We have had a player in the Singles World Championship who came 9th. What achievements these are. So you can see this is a serious side to the game and you can get as far as you wish to. Alternatively, you can just treat it as an enjoyable social game and it opens up real camaraderie that we believe is unbeaten. This is a very people orientated sport. It gives people, young and old, a sense of purpose and improves focus and confidence. I would mention at this point that as a Region we are also successful at our Inter-regional championships. Please help us to raise enough money to put on this event, and thank you in advance.