WPA Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 7 November 2013
at the Kapiti Pétanque Club


Kevin McFadgen

Club Delegates


Kaye Alison (Kapiti), Bob Horton (Upper Hutt), Thelma Massey (Horowhenua), June Cody (Kapiti).


Hataitai Club, Graeme Morris


Kevin welcomed all to the meeting

Previous Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting held 29 August 2013 were taken as read. Acceptance proposed by Kevin Mc Fadgen, seconded Margaret Mordecai, agreed by all.

Matters Arising





Treasurer's Report

Michael Rocks reported that the organisation is in a good financial position. The report could not be prepared as the bank statement had only just been received for the month. Membership numbers were given as: 1 Life member, 371 full members and 1 junior member.

Kevin McFadgen moved that the verbal report be accepted, seconded by Kath Alison, agreed by all.

Tournament Subcommittee

Presented by Claire Bradburn.

Since the last meeting the following tournaments have been played:


No umpire’s representative present, however it was decided that we need to increase the number of umpires currently available and Clubs are to canvass members for possible candidates.

General Business

Payment for coaches etc.

This relates only to the three Inter-Regional tournaments.

Claire Bradburn moved that the proposal be accepted, seconded by Margaret Mordecai. Carried.

Proposal circulated for Apparel Policy

Part 1 is the decision to have a recognised uniform. This will consist of a shirt, jacket and cap. Kevin moved that the proposal be accepted, seconded by Kath Alison.

Part 2 is related to the raising of funds for uniform purchase whether it is from the WPA or from requests to Trusts. If it is found that funding is unavailable, the onus will fall on individuals as to whether or not they wish to purchase. Kevin moved that the proposal be accepted, seconded by Claire Bradburn. Carried.

Recommendation re Regional Representation

Proposal moved by Kevin, seconded by Margaret Mordecai. Carried.

Recommendation re Appointment of Representative Selectors/Coaches and Team Manager

Proposal moved by Kevin, seconded by Claire. Carried.

Recommendation re Preparation/Training for each tournament

At least 1 training session will be held prior to each tournament though given the geographical spread of players throughout the region one may be completed in a series of hub regional pods where players within the area will train.

Proposal moved by Kevin, seconded by Margaret Mordecai. Carried.

Recommendation re Selection of suitable venues for each tournament

The Regional Selector/Coach will decide on the appropriate venue for each tournament hosted by the Wellington Region after discussion with clubs.

Proposal moved by Kevin, seconded by Michael Rocks. Carried.

Recommendation re the Release of the Representative Programme

The representative programme should be set by the Regional Selector/Coach no later than 31st March each year after discussion with the other regions involved in the representative programme. The programme will be placed on the WPA playing calendar.

Proposal moved by Kevin, seconded by Margaret Mordecai. Carried.

New Inter-region tournament

Michael queried the name of the tournament to replace the Tri-Star. (Bataille Regionale) Most people do not know how to pronounce the name so if the purchase of the new trophy has not yet happened ,could there be a discussion for a more recognisable name preferably in English. Kevin is to check with Graeme Morris to see where the trophy is currently at.

Future Meetings

Future meeting dates are as follows: 13 February 2014, 10 April 2014, 12 June 2014.

The agenda is to be sent out 3 weeks prior to the meeting.

All items of general business need to be accompanied by a paper which can be discussed by Clubs prior to the meeting and a proxy should be appointed for those Clubs unable to attend. Please notify the Secretary who your appointed proxy will be.

Meeting closed at 9:15 pm

Colleen Horton