Shirley to represent Australia

Hanging Rock Petanque Club President Louise Potter congratulates Shirley Marshall on her Trans Tasman Championship selection.

Hanging Rock Petanque Club’s Shirley Marshall will represent Australia at the Trans Tasman Championship against New Zealand in Perth next month. 

The yearly competition will see the two countries square off on March 15-17 with a strong representation from Victoria. 

Petanque Australia selected Shirley for the Over 60s team comprising six men and six women. An open team of 12 will also be in play. 

Shirley brings valuable competition experience to the team, is a team player with a competitive streak and strong tactical play. 

She has represented Australia at several Trans Tasman Championships. Another of her proud achievements was helping to secure the Nations Cup for Australia at the 2007 Asian Games in Vietnam. 

“I’m excited about our Australian team in the Trans Tasman Championship. I think we’ve got a really good chance of winning the trophy,” she said. 

Of the Australian side Shirley represents one of nine Victorians across the two divisions, much owed to a busy calendar of weekend tournaments. 

Shirley has been playing petanque for about 20 years and has been involved with her local club since the game was first introduced to the Macedon Ranges. 

She is both a respected coach and umpire in the region.