Our Senior England Women compete in international competitions at World level (organised by FIPJP) and at European level (organised by CEP).

Currently the cycle is that in odd numbered years, our Senior Women play in the World Triples Championships and also the World Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles. In even numbered years, they play in the European Triples Championships and the European Singles Championship.

PE uses a system of Squad Selection Events to find our representatives for international competitions. The process followed is set out in our Womens Playing Programme, which is issued each year and can be found in our Competition Rules page.

All PE license holders can compete in our National Rankings Competitions, but international rules restrict our representation to UK nationals only.


Established in 2017, “Women in Pétanque” is an initiative led by a group of PE’s female members that aims to promote the sport to women of all ages. They provide information, share news and promote pétanque throughout the country.

In 2019, WIP launched a highly successful set of International Women’s Day (IWD) Doubles competitions throughout PE’s regions, leading to the inaugural National IWD Competition held at Oxshott PC.

The National IWD Womens Doubles Championship is now an annual event held in different locations, with teams first qualifying in regional IWD competitions. In 2022 PE has introduced a National IWD Triples competition, giving a full weekend of women’s competitions.

For further information you can contact Hassi Leverett, Lead Member for IWD.

WIP produced newsletters in its’ early years and you can download these below.

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