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.
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Our Mission and Values

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Mission

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

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Vision

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

1. RECRUIT & INSPIRE

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

MAKE IT FUN

2. DEVELOP POTENTIAL

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.

MAKE IT FUN

3. AIM HIGH

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

HAVE FUN

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.

Coaches

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 juniors@petanque-england.uk.

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.

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Upcoming Events
17/03/2024Junior Coaching Session
9:30Worthing
23/03/2024Junior Coaching Session
9:30Hampton-in-Arden
20/04/2024Adult/Junior Doubles
9:30Oxshott
25/05/2024 - 27/05/2024National Titles Weekend
9:30TBC
03/08/2024 - 04/08/2024Home Nations
9:30Jersey
14/09/2024 - 15/09/2024Inter Regional Championships
9:30Lowestoft
03/10/2024 - 06/10/2024European Junior Championships
9:30Santa 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
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Contact us

Feel free to reach out to us for any inquiries or assistance. You can contact us via email.
juniors@petanque-england.uk

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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