Bocce bonanza calendar of events

Bocce bonanza calendar of events

Bocce Bonanza calendar of events

A spectacular lineup of exciting events unveiled for the months ahead.

Find the calendar here.

Get ready for a whirlwind of excitement as we embark on a journey filled with thrilling competitions and international camaraderie! The coming months are brimming with events that promise to showcase the best of bocce athleticism and sportsmanship.

February: International showcase – Australia vs France events

Kicking off our exciting lineup in February as part of the international coaching tour down under, we have an Australia vs France three-part series in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. Get ready for an exhilarating display of skill and passion as teams compete head-to-head, live, from each state. Live streaming will be direct from the venue, so stay tuned for updates and highlights via our socials!

March: Asia Oceania Boules Sport Championship – Melbourne

From March 1 – 3, Melbourne will host the Asia Oceania Boules Sport Championship where we will witness top-notch competition and celebrate the spirit of international sportsmanship right here in Australia. Hosted by one of our premier clubs, Casa D’Abruzzo in Epping, this showdown is not to be missed. This Championship gives Australia the opportunity to qualify for the upcoming senior men’s and mixed world championships in May.

March: Australian Bocce-Raffa Open – Morwell

Mark your calendars for the Australian Bocce-Raffa Open in Morwell on March 23 – 24. This promises to be a spectacular event, bringing together top players for a thrilling showcase of Bocce excellence. As usual, the Italian Australian Club will host a grand event offering their warm hospitality and world class courts.

April: Australian Junior Open – Melbourne

The excitement continues in April with the Australian Junior Open in Melbourne on April 27 and 28. Watch the rising stars of Bocce showcase their talent and determination in this youth-focused competition for a place on the Australian Squad team to qualify the World Junior Championships at Puerto Rico in December.

May: World Championships in France & Asia Oceania Bocce Raffa in Hong Kong

May is a month of global significance, featuring the Senior Men’s and Mixed World Championships in St Vulbus, France. Witness the best of the best competing on the world stage. Additionally, the Asia Oceania Bocce Raffa in Hong Kong promises intense competition and international collaboration.

June: Nationals in Perth

The grand finale of this exciting stretch of events from January to June, takes place in Perth from June 6 – 11 with the Nationals. Join us for a week of intense competition, community spirit, and the crowning of national champions. This year Western Australia hosts a multi-stream of events with the Nationals, Special Olympics, and Club Championships.

Stay up to date

Check out the calendar and mark your diaries because we want to see all our lovely Bocce Community at these events. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]. Please contact the state body regarding a state event, and likewise for club events.

As the year continues, Bocce Australia will announce the second half of the year (July to December). We are currently waiting for confirmation for certain national and international events. We hope to get that announcement to you around March or April. Stay tuned and continue to connect with Bocce Australia’s Facebook and Instagram for content and updates.




Written by Frank Funari and Samuel Pevere

French Internatinal Coaching Tour Down Under

French International Coaching Tour Down Under

Experience the opportunity of a lifetime and join us for our French International Coaching Tour Down Under featuring our world-renowned Bocce-Volo experts!

Bocce Australia, with the collaboration of the Federation of French Sport-Boules, is excited to present this prestigious tour to promote our sport, training, collaboration, and camaraderie, with the number one coach in the world, and world champion players.

Meet the French team

Coach – Jean-Yves Peronnet

Director Jean-Yves has had a world of experience. Starting his official Bocce career in 1994 as the Departmental Sports Advisor of the Loire in Sport-Boules, he has improved his own techniques and created a well achieved status as the Director of National development to the French Bocce Federation. Jean-Yves was the National Development Director from 2009 until 2021 where he took some well-deserved time away, focussing on training the national teams and players. Jean-Yves joined back as the Director in September 2023, with Australia in the front of his mind. Australia can’t wait to have a world-renowned coach and trainer come to support and elevate the skills of our Australian team.

Jean-Yves Peronnet

Player – Pauline Gouilloud

Pauline is not one to miss. Pauline has been playing Bocce for many years and has shown her best performances in Precision shooting and progressive throw. Pauline currently holds the title of the European Precision Throw Champion, and world record for female under 18’s precision throw. Pauline has achieved silver medallist at the World Vice-Champion Precision Throw in Alassio, Italy October 2021, and made the quarter finals in double and precision shooting the world championships in Rumilly, France in November 2023. Pauline cannot go to a competition and be unseen. She continues to grow better and improve everywhere she goes.

Pauline Gouilloud

Player – Frederic Marsens

Frederic has a very distinguished record and resume. Having set new world records in Fast Throw and Progressive throw, he has shown his presence in World Bocce. Frederic has been playing Bocce in his local club and shown his skills in Club Championships, European Championships, and the World Championships. Frederic has won many accolades and proven the best in the world in Progressive Throw and Fast Throw, breaking the world record in each discipline. Frederic sets to exceed expectations wherever he is playing and has shown great competition in his games.


Written by Samuel Pevere

Frederic Marsens
International Coaching Workshops

International coaching workshop coming soon

Are you passionate about bocce and eager to enhance your coaching skills? Look no further! Our one-day workshop is an opportunity to learn from the world’s best bocce coach direct from France and designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the sport, combining theory and practical elements to take your coaching abilities to the next level.

In the course you’ll gain experience and new knowledge in:

1. Evaluating performance in sport – Boules:

Gain insights into effective performance evaluation techniques specific to bocce, enabling you to analyse and improve player performance.

2. Using Sport-Boules performance software:

Discover how to leverage cutting-edge software to track and assess player progress, enabling you to make data-driven coaching decisions.

3. Training different games:

Master the art of training various bocce games, including project concept in games. Learn how to design engaging and effective training sessions that cater to different skill levels.

4. Training exercises for different games:

Acquire a repertoire of training exercises tailored to enhance players’ skills in different bocce games. Develop a diverse range of drills to keep your training sessions dynamic and engaging.

Limited spots available! Register now and unlock your coaching potential in the exciting world of bocce. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to gain experience from our international coaching experts and network with our national coaching team.

About the facilitator, Jean-Yves:

Jean-Yves Peronnet, as the National Technical Director of the French Bocce Federation, and qualified national bocce trainer and coach, you’ll be guided to new areas of coaching. Guided from an internationally experienced and award-winning coach, who is highly regarded in the bocce world, new software and technical skills will be provided in this truly extraordinary course.

More registration information found here:

Everyone is welcome!


Written by Sonia Fava and Samuel Pevere

Australia v France Series 1 QLD

The official guide to the 2024 international coaching tour


Friday 09/02/2024: Newmarket Bocce Club (NBC)

  • 2pm: Game of mixed doubles
  • 3pm: Game of mixed doubles

Saturday 10/02/2024: Redlands Sporting Club (RSC)

  • 9am: Coaching Workshop Part 1 (Theory) (Conference Room)
  • 12pm: Break for lunch
  • 1.30pm: Coaching Workshop Part 2 (On-Court Practical) (Playing Courts)
  • 4.30pm: Afternoon break
  • 5pm: State/RSC vs France – mixed doubles

Sunday 11/02/2024: Redlands Sporting Club (RSC)

  • 10am: SHOWCASE EVENT – OFFICIAL OPENING Australia vs France – Series 1
  • 10.30am: Mixed Precision
  • 11am: Mixed Combined (Bowl Throw)
  • 12pm: Fundraiser – Closest to the Jack
  • 12.30pm: Mixed Rapid Relay
  • 12.45pm: Announcement of Series 1 Winners
  • 1pm: Break for lunch
  • 2pm – 6pm: Private training sessions
  • 6pm: Break
  • 6.30pm: Group training session – open to all

Written by Sonia Fava and Samuel Pevere

Australia v France Series 2 NSW

New South Wales

Tuesday 13/02/2024: Liverpool Catholic Club (LCC)

  • 3pm – 6pm: Private training sessions
  • 7.30pm: Group Training Session #1

Wednesday 14/02/2024: Liverpool Catholic Club (LCC)

  • 10am – 1pm: Private training sessions
  • 1pm: Break for lunch
  • 2.30pm: Group Training Session #2
  • 5pm: LCC vs France – Mixed Doubles
  • 6.30pm: LCC vs France – Mixed Precision
  • 7pm: LCC vs France – Mixed Combine (Bowl Throw)
  • 8pm: LCC vs France – Mixed Rapid Relay

Thursday 15/02/2024: Club Marconi (CM)

  • 10am – 1pm: Private training sessions
  • 1pm: Break for lunch
  • 3pm – 6pm: Private training sessions

Friday 16/02/2024: Club Marconi (CM)

  • 10am – 1pm: Private training sessions
  • 1pm: Break for lunch
  • 3pm – 6pm: Private training sessions
  • 7.30pm: Group Training Session #3

Saturday 17/02/2024: Club Marconi (CM)

  • 9am: Coaching Workshop Part 1 (Theory) (Conference Room)
  • 12pm: Break for lunch
  • 1.30pm: Coaching Workshop Part 2 (On-Court Practical) (Playing Courts)
  • 7pm: CM vs France – Mixed Doubles

Sunday 18/02/2024: Club Marconi (CM)

  • 10am: NSW State vs France – Mixed Doubles
  • 10.30am: NSW State vs France – Mixed Precision
  • 11am: NSW State vs France – Mixed Combine (Bowl Throw)
  • 12pm: NSW State vs France – Mixed Rapid Relay
  • 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 5.30pm: SHOWCASE EVENT – OFFICIAL OPENING Australia vs France – Series 2
  • 6pm: Mixed Precision
  • 6.30pm: Mixed Combined (Bowl Throw)
  • 7.30pm: Mixed Rapid Relay
  • 7.45pm: Announcement of Series 2 Winners

Written by Sonia Fava and Samuel Pevere

Australia v France Final VIC


Tuesday 20/02/2024: Furlan Club (FC)

  • 2.30pm – 5.30pm: Private training sessions
  • 7pm: Group Training Session #1 – Melbourne Juniors Training Night

Wednesday 21/02/2024: Italian Australian Club (IAC)

  • 2pm – 4pm: Private Training Sessions
  • 4pm: Group Training Session #2 – Open to all
  • 5pm: Break
  • 5.30pm: SHOWCASE EVENT – Formal opening
  • 5.45pm: Club vs France – Mixed Doubles
  • 7.30pm: Fundraiser – Closest to the Jack
  • 7.45pm: French Showcase – Mixed Relay Rapid

Friday 23/02/2024: Freccia Azzurra Club (FAC)

  • 11am: Group Training Session #3 – Open to all
  • 12pm: Private Training Sessions
  • 1pm: Break for lunch

Casa D’Abruzzo Club (CDC)

  • 4pm: Private Training Sessions x3
  • 5pm: Group Training Session #4 – Open to all
  • 6pm: VIP – Canapes and Drinks Fundraiser – Closest to the Jack
  • 6.45pm: SHOWCASE EVENT – OFFICAL OPENING Australia vs France – Final Test
  • 7pm: Mixed Precision
  • 7.30pm: Mixed Combined (Bowl Throw)
  • 8.30pm: Mixed Rapid Relay

Saturday 24/02/2024: Farm Vigano (FV)

  • 11am – 1pm: LIFESTYLE SHOWCASE AND LUNCH – French and Australian Seniors and Juniors to Showcase Mixed Rapid Relay and Doubles
  • 12pm: Farm Vigano Visitors have lunch
  • 1pm – 2pm: Drinks and Socialise Guests and Visitors to “Have a Try with an Athlete” Fundraiser – Closest to the Jack
  • 2.30pm: Coaching Workshop Part 1 (Theory) (Conference Room)
  • 5.30pm: Break for dinner
  • 6.30pm: Coaching Workshop Part 2 (On-Court Practical) (Playing Courts)

Sunday 25/02/2024: Veneto Club (VC)

  • 10am: Group Training Session #5 – Bowl Throw
  • 12pm: Break for lunch
  • 1.30pm: Mixed Bowl Throw Showcase Australia vs France

Written by Sonia Fava and Samuel Pevere

Meet the Aussie team


Meet the team QLD
Meet the team NSW
Meet the team VIC