An umpire is an impartial person who ensures the proper conduct and compliance with the rules and other regulations of our sport.
Umpires are an integral part of our competition organisation and are the guarantors of the rules of the sport of Petanque.
Umpiring is a tough job, but is rewarding to individuals who have a love of petanque, appreciation for the rules, and a passion for fairness and sound judgement.
To become a Club Umpire you must have been a member of PE for at least two years; you can then apply to take the Club Umpires course by completing the application form below.
After two years as Club Umpire you can take further training to progress to County Umpire and then after another two years to National Umpire.
PE can also provide training for European and International Umpires in preparation for the exams set by CEP and FIPJP respectively. CEP have an Umpires webpage where you can find all details of European rules, guides and other useful information: https://www.cep-petanque.com/umpires.html
All qualified umpires must attend at least one course every two years to refresh or upgrade their qualifications.
To apply to train to be an umpire, or to take a refresher exam, download and complete the form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org