Pétanque England (PE) is the officially recognised National Governing Body for the sport of pétanque in England and we are also members of Sport England and the Sports and Recreation Alliance.

Internationally we are affiliated to a worldwide network of national federations through the European Confederation of Pétanque (CEP – led by our former National President, Mike Pegg) and the International Federation of Pétanque and Provençal Games (FIPJP).

The sport of pétanque was officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1986, and the FIPJP is founding member of the World Confederation of Boules Sports (CMSB) which brings together a number of boules-related sports campaigning for inclusion in the Olympic Games.

PE offers membership to both clubs and individuals. We encourage all individual members to join one of our clubs, who in turn are members of one of our 18 geographical regions, although it is possible to join us without joining a club or region.

By joining us as an individual member, you will:

  • Benefit from PE’s insurance cover for members
  • Have access to PE’s network of coaches to improve your skills and knowledge
  • Provide vital support to PE in its promotion of the sport (we receive no funding from Government) and support for its players of all ages
  • Participate in the future direction of the sport through our democratic structures
  • Become part of a national community where you can enjoy our sport at social, competitive and elite levels whatever your age and gender or whether you have a disability

Players who choose Competitor membership will also:

  • Receive a PE licence, recognised world-wide
  • Be eligible to play at regional level (many of our local leagues require Competitor membership)
  • Get the chance to represent your region at our annual inter-regional championship weekend involving around a thousand players
  • Be eligible to compete at national level in our national competitions and compete to represent England at the Home Nations, European and World Championships

We always welcome new clubs and membership of PE not only joins you up with our regions and their competitions and leagues, but club officials also benefit from our insurance cover. As a PE club, you can also compete in our national annual club tournament where our champion English Club represents our country at the international stages.

Joining us online is quick and easy. Why not join our community today and enjoy one of the most fun and inclusive sports around!

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