PETANQUE TOURNAMENT GETS UNDERWAY IN NEWCASTLE

It’s often considered a novelty sport, but from its French origins, Petanque has a unique following the world over.

Loosly translated as “two feet on the ground”, the Newcastle Petanque Club is hosting more than 200 players from Australia and New Zealand for its annual June long-weekend tournament.

Competition continues tomorrow at Nesca Park.

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From Tea Gardens Hawks Nest, Stephen began his media career with NBN 20 years ago before joining National Nine News. After several years in management roles with the Newcastle Knights, the Hunter Medical Research Institute and private enterprise, he returned to NBN News as a reporter and presenter while studying law. Stephen is a practising solicitor, admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.