Who we are


What is Pétanque?

Pétanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with Raffa, bocce, boule lyonnaise and to some degree, lawn bowls and crown green bowling. All of these sports share something in common, in that players or teams play their boules/balls towards a smaller target ball. In English, this will commonly be referred to as the Jack.

What are the regions of Petanque England?

The country is split up into 19 Regions, all with their own committees and competitions.

Board & supporting officers

Petanque England relies entirely on our dedicated volunteers around the country.

We have no paid staff and our volunteers run all aspects of the National Governing Body, from Board Members to umpires and coaches, managing competitions, finance, membership, social media and the technical systems that we rely on to support all of these.

How do i join?

Individual membership of Pétanque England is open to petanque players of all ages and abilities, and includes membership of one of our 18 Regions.
Players who do not belong to a PE-affiliated club are welcome to join as independent members of their local Region by selecting “unaffiliated” from the club list when registering.

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