Notice: Extra-Ordinary Meeting


Inviting all WPA Affiliated Clubs and Members to attend this important meeting.

Date: Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Time: Commencing at 7:30 p.m.

Venue: This will be an online Zoom meeting. Pre-Registration will be required.

There will only be one item on the agenda, which will be to vote on the proposed New Membership and Club Affiliation Fee Structure. 

Tony Smith


WPA Annual General Meeting Update – All Change At The Top



Executive Committee Changes


All our members should by now be aware that I decided to stand down as National President, having held the role for the last 2 years.

At last night’s Annual General Meeting, Tony Smith was appointed to replace me as National President and Jean-Yves Robic was appointed to replace Tony as National Treasurer.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them on their new appointments and wish them well for their coming 2 year tenure.

The position of Director of Public Relations remains vacant and I’m certain the Executive Committee would be delighted to head from anyone who is interested in taking on this role and helping to keep the Association developing and moving forward.

Finally, I would like to thank all our members for their support and patience during my period as National President, especially during the unprecedented challenges of  the last year.

I look forward to seeing you on a piste somewhere, hopefully quite soon.





Bob Pugh




SATURDAY – 27/06/2020

The 2020 CEP Congress was held on Saturday 27/06 via a virtual Zoom session.

It was my privilege to attend on behalf of the WPA.

The CEP Reports discussed at the Meeting can be found here.

Congratulations to the members of the board elected (or re-elected) during the Congress:
Signe Hovind (Norway)
Mike Pegg (England)
Tony Smith (Wales)
Henrik Toft (Denmark)
Riccardo Capaccioni (Italy) – new board member
Sjoerd Pieterse (Netherlands) – new board member

Congratulations also to Mike Pegg on his re-appointment as CEP President for another term.

Two items discussed that particularly affect Wales are the changes to the Inter-Federation Transfer procedure and the changes to the Approved Playing Kit regulations – links to both of these can be found on the WPA websites and will be discussed in greater detail at the forthcoming OGM.


Bob Pugh

National President




WEDNESDAY – 01/07/2020 7:30pm



We are holding a virtual Ordinary General Meeting on Wednesday, 1st July 2020 at 7:30pm.

This will be held using the Zoom platform.

Attendees will be asked to complete a registration form on entering the meeting – this will act as a Register, as we normally do at WPA meetings. As a result, we would appreciate it if everyone could join promptly.

All attendees will enter the “lobby” and then be admitted to the full meeting with their microphone muted initially. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, etc. using the “Raise Hand” and “Chat” options.


  1. Apologies

  2. Minutes of the previous meeting (see below)

  3. Matters arising

  4. President’s Report

  5. Treasurer’s Report

  6. Director of Development’s Report

  7. COVID-19 Playing Guidelines

  8. Finances

  9. Any Other Business

The Minutes of the previous OGM (09/10/2019) can be found on the WPA Website, here,

and the President’s Report from the Meeting can be found on the WPA Website, here.

The Zoom Meeting details will be sent out nearer the date of the meeting.

In the meantime, we appreciate your ongoing patience, and hope you and your families stay healthy.




WPA Executive Officer Nominations

Nominations for the Elected Officers have been received in accordance with the WPA constitution. The nominations are as follows:
National President
Robert Pugh – Wenvoe PC
Vickie Adshead – Monkstone PC
National Treasurer
Tony Smith – Monkstone PC
Director of Public Relations
Gareth Spencer – Monkstone PC
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Friday, 11 January 2019, 7.30pm at Monkstone PC (Pen-y-Lan).

News update

The WPA Executive was informed yesterday by the President Mr Dan Murphy that he has resigned from his position as WPA President and that he has terminated his membership of the WPA with immediate effect. I’m sure the Executive and members want to thank Dan for the contribution he has made to the WPA over many years and wish him well for the future.

Eligibility for Wales a future WPA discussion, AGM informed 

The Welsh Petanque Association Annual General Meeting was held in Caerleon on Wednesday 22nd March and the eligibility to play for Wales in the future, was discussed as Any Other Business.

The Agenda confirmed that no vote would be taken on the matter, but the AOB item introduced the topic as a first opportunity for discussion amongst the membership. It’s well known that the World Governing Body (FIPJP) are hoping that Petanque is introduced into the Olympics as a demonstration sport in the 2024 Games, should Paris be awarded the XXXIII Olympiad. A successful bid for inclusion in any future Olympics, would mean that our sport’s Governing Body would have to align its eligibility rules with those of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The AGM commenced with the President’s report as Dan Murphy praised the performances over the last twelve months. “A fantastic Celtic Challenge was held in Wales and a range of events have gone off well,” Murphy exclaimed.

“The Hayling Island Inter-Regionals were particularly good and the sheer number of trophies and cups at our recent Presentation night in Wenvoe shows the vast activity of WPA competitions now available for members.”

The President thanked all those who had participated and supported events over the last season with particular praise to the volunteers involved in the sport and singled out Graeme Attfield and Bob Pugh for their service to the WPA Executive.

The President then looked forward to the new season, which is already underway, with a number of International tournaments to savour. In the coming weeks, the first World Championships of mixed doubles, doubles and singles will be played in Ghent with subsequent events in France (Men’s Euro) and potentially China (Women’s Worlds).

In addition to those, the Celtic Championships (Edinburgh), Home Nations (Hayling Island), Inter-Regionals, the Euro Clubs Cup for Caerleon and the start of the League and club events are all other events for players to set their sights on.

To conclude, a plea for clubs to increase their membership was forthcoming, to meet the common objective of more members within the WPA.

Tony Smith, the Treasurer, presented the annual accounts, which were accepted and a request was made for an auditor for the next financial year.

The positions of President, Treasurer and Director of Public Relations were all confirmed as Dan Murphy, Tony Smith and Andrew Howard were appointed unopposed.

The discussion on eligibility then ensued, before Director of Development Jean-Yves Robic discussed forthcoming competitions and reminded Members that all events were listed on the WPA calendar on the website. He added that there were just two weeks to register for the Qualifying Series, with the 1st event being the Shooting competition on Sunday 9th April.

Extra-Ordinary General Meeting – Nominations

Nomination for the two vacant positions on the WPA Executive closed at mid-night of 16th October 2016, no other nominations will now be accepted.

The following members have been nominated:

  • National Secretary  – Bernard Adshead – Monkstone PC
  • Director of Publicity – Andrew Howard – Penarth PC

The Executive Committee (EC) of the Welsh Pétanque Association’s (WPA) has called this Extra-Ordinary General meeting under clause 8 of its constitution, for the sole purpose of electing a National Secretary and Director of Public Relations to the EC, there will be no other business.

As per the current WPA Constitution, Part 2, Rules for the EGM to be quorate to elect the above nominees to their respective positions, No EGM shall proceed to business unless 20 members, or more, representing at least five registered clubs are present within half an hour of the notified time of commencement of the EGM”.

Therefore, it is important for you to turn up to this meeting and to elect these members to the Executive, so that they can begin their important work for you all. If the meeting is not quorate then they cannot be elected to office.

The meeting will be held at:

Cardiff Yacht Club Windsor Esplanade,
CF10 5BG On
Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Commencing at
8:00 p.m.


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