The village has a thriving petanque club with two pitches or ‘terrains’ at the rear of the Staveley Arms. The club meets on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and, in the warmer months, on Wednesday evening around 7:00.
Membership costs £10 annually (£5 for under-18s) and the club caters for all ages and abilities. The club is registered with the English Petanque Association (and covered by their insurance) and affiliated to Northern Petanque which has a very active league providing year-round playing opportunities at venues right across the region.
For newcomers, there are three free ‘come-and-try’ sessions with no obligation and the club supplies all the necessary equipment. Excellent levels of coaching are available at the club, current members including an England Junior Squad member, a former England International and sometime Junior Squad Coach and a UK Regional Coach.
Contact Club Secretary John Chambers on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.