Stockton Pétanque Club is based in the village of Stockton deep in the heart of Warwickshire, a very old village in a lime quarrying area which is famous for the prehistoric Ichthyosaurus that was discovered in the early 1900s, and now has pride of place in The British Museum.
The object of the Club is to promote the game of Pétanque, in accordance with the rules and regulations set out by the Fédération Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal (FIPJP) and the European governing body, the Confédération Européenne de Pétanque (CEP), through affiliation with the Heart of England Pétanque Association (HoEPA) and the English Pétanque Association (EPA), by providing facilities for the sport of Pétanque, coaching members in the skills of the game and holding Club competitions and social events for its members.
Pétanque (sometimes called French Boules) is a sport that is enjoyed by all the family, it can be played for fun in the garden or more seriously up to World Championship level. Our serious playing involves participation in local (Heart of England) leagues, National Leagues, Regional Competitions and National Competitions, such as the EPA Triples Qualifiers from which representatives to play for England are selected. We were England Club Champions in 2010.
We play on a purpose-built terrain at Stockton Football and Cricket Club which currently comprises eight playing lanes.
We play every Saturday from 1.00pm in the Winter and from 2.00pm from April. We welcome newcomers for come and try sessions. We can lend you some boules, instruct you in rules of the game and ensure that you have an interesting experience, whether you are 8 or 80 years old.
If you want to know more about the sport and its rules, please visit the English Pétanque Association’s web site www.englishpetanque.org.uk
If you want to know more about Stockton Pétanque Club give John Emberton a call on 01926 814267 or visit us at Stockton Football and Cricket Club, The Town Piece, Napton Road, Stockton CV47 8JU.