Pétanque Otago Secondary School Champs

By Ben Monaghan | Posted: Tuesday November 6, 2018

The JMC Pétanque Club started as just a dream of fame and a badge - and it has now evolved into McGlashan's fastest-growing sport.

 In the space of a week, the number of teams quadrupled from one to four as a group of eight keen teens decided to try their hand at a sport not quite yet in the Olympics. We were all mildly surprised at the sheer number of teams competing at this year’s Otago Secondary Schools Pétanque Champs - a whole 32 teams had been entered. 

McGlashan was represented strongly, with the team of Josh Hou and Krishan Luxmanan winning third overall and the team of Will Morshuis and Ben Monaghan narrowly missing out on a fourth-place before ending up in eighth. Angus Kenny worked tirelessly as the face of the JMC Pétanque Club, and Mitchell Joint deserves an honourable mention as team mascot. Jack Lundy and Alex Parks make up the fourth team. 

A highlight for everyone was lunch, as most members contributed to a club Domino’s Pizza order. Everyone was pleasantly surprised at how much we all enjoyed our rounds of pétanque, and will almost definitely sign up again next year. 

If anyone has any inquiries, send me an email at ben.monaghan@mcglashan.school.nz or have a chat with Mr Gomez.