Petanque, commonly known as 'boules' is played with a small wooden target ball, the 'jack', and solid metal 'boules'. The game is played on a rough surface so, unlike bowling, the boule is thrown some or all of the way to the target. The aim of the game is to get your boule closer to the jack than your opponent. Play is weather-dependent; we don't turn out in the wet and cold!
The club is registered with Petanque England and is covered by their insurance. For newcomers, there are three free ‘come-and-try’ sessions with no obligation and the club supplies all the necessary equipment. You will get all the help you need in learning how to play - coaching is overseen by an ex-England International player and the Northern Petanque Regional coach is a club member - and you are guaranteed a variety of opponents at all standards.