Petanque England Juniors

Petanque England Juniors are committed to promoting the sport of petanque among young players. We aim to provide a nurturing and competitive environment for junior players to develop their skills and compete at all levels. But essentially to have fun.

Our Mission and Values


Our mission is to foster a love for petanque, instill sportsmanship, and develop the next generation of skilled and passionate players.


Our vision is to create a supportive and inclusive community where young individuals can thrive, grow, and excel in the game of petanque.

Developing our junior players


Recruit and Introduce youngsters to our sport: How – schools; youth organisations, petanque can be taken as part of DofE! Use your member’s contacts.



Develop their ability, use the Skills Award Scheme – White first. Play games, integrate – they can play with adult members. Seek advice and support from Regional Officers & other coaches.



Move up the skills ladder, Green, Red, Blue. Liaise with Regional officers. Talk to: Attend regional & national training days, play, play, play, play competitively.


Meet our team

PE Junior Lead: Chris Chubb

With extensive experience and a passion for mentoring youth, Chris leads our dedicated team in guiding and inspiring young petanque enthusiasts.


Meet our dedicated and experienced coaches who are committed to nurturing the talents of our junior petanque players. You regional coach can be found here:

Training and Coaching

Skills Award scheme

The Petanque England (PE) Skills Award scheme was launching in 1996 by David Lavelle and in the intervening 28 years has provided a pathway for young players to develop their skills in the sport from the introductory phase through to a high level of technical expertise.  

Juniors start with the basics of how to play and achieve the White award.  They progress to Green, Red and finally Blue levels.  Red and Blue awards are focussed on improving skills and achieving high levels of consistency that would be required to perform both nationally and internationally. The levels are attained over an extended time period so the young players would improve as they gained experience. 

The requirements to achieve each level can be found below.

Successful candidates are presented with a medallion and certificate and their achievements are recognised at Club, Regional & National level.

PE qualified coaches based at local Clubs can start juniors  on the journey to achieve the awards, they might need support and guidance from Regional Development Officers which should be forthcoming or they can make contact with PE Juniors via

Our experience is that juniors and coaches enjoy the Award Scheme.  It provides a clear route for the young player to follow with rewards as they achieve each goal.  The scheme also provides coaches with a structure to follow as they take their charges up the ladder of progress.

We are grateful to Samueljacks Teamwear for their sponsorship of the scheme.  They provide the medallions and the certificates to the successful candidates.  The Company provides sportswear to many Petanque Clubs and Regional organisations and are pleased to play a part in encouraging the development of our youth.
Sun17 MarJunior Coaching SessionCoaching DayWorthingCoaching Day Review
Sat23 MarJunior Coaching SessionCoaching DayHampton-in-ArdenCoaching Day Review
Sat20 AprSt. George's Adult/Junior Doubles.P.E. CompetitionOxshottSt. George's Adult/Junior Doubles Results.
Sat & Sun22-23 JunValence competitionInternational CompetitionValence, FranceValence Junior International Results.
Sat29 JunJunior DoublesP.E. CompetitionRoyal Wootten BassettJunior Doubles Results.
Sat13 JulJunior SinglesP.E. CompetitionLeicester
Sat27 JulJunior TriplesP.E. CompetitionWhitnash
Sat & Sun14 - 15 SepInter Regional ChampionshipsP.E. CompetitionLowestoft
Thur - Sun03 - 06 OctEuropean Junior ChampionshipInternational CompetitionSanta Christina, Spain
Our quarterly update on what is going on around the country with our juniors
Training and practice ideas to help your coaching sessions

Contact us

Feel free to reach out to us for any inquiries or assistance. You can contact us via email.

We value your feedback and suggestions. Let us know how we can improve and better serve the needs of our junior petanque community.

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