Juniors are players that are under the age of 18 in the calendar year. The term ‘Juniors’ includes the internationally recognised age groups of:

  • Benjamin – up to and including 9 years old
  • Minor – 10, 11, and 12 years
  • Cadet – 13, 14 and 15 years
  • Junior – 16 and 17 years

Most Junior events are open to all the junior age categories, but sometimes they are age-specific, with separate playing categories for specific ages. In age-specific events juniors can play in group above their age range but cannot play in a younger age group.


Petanque England develops junior petanque players with regional qualified coaches and Youth Development Officers (YDOs) and a national programme of coaching and competitions.

To find out more about youth opportunities, contact our National Junior Lead, Chris Chubb.

Our Juniors also have their own Facebook page where you can find updates from latest competitions and other junior events. Search Facebook for ‘Petanque England Juniors’ or use this link: https://www.facebook.com/petjunu18



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