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The English Pétanque Association is the National Governing Body for the sport of pétanque in England.

We are officially recognised by Sport England, the International governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal (FIPJP) and the European governing body, the Confédération Européenne de Pétanque (CEP), we are also members of the Sport + Recreation Alliance.

The EPA’s structure of 15 regions means there will be a club near you (see the Regions , Club Database or contact one of the Officers for more information).

Pétanque, sometimes called 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 European and World Championship levels. 

Our members will be happy to welcome you to their club and help you get started.

EPA National Events - 2015

Dates of National Events have been posted on the Calendar page

  • Entry forms will be posted here soon

Club Events

EPA Registered Clubs may advertise their events on this page, for further details please click here

International Events 2015

1st World Championship: Singles (Men/Women) - Nice, France - 22-25 Jan.



Latest News
National Junior Squad 2015

The first Coaching & Selection event will be held on Saturday 21st February 2015 at the Whittlesey Boulodrome between 10am and 5pm during which coaches will work with our juniors on a one to one and group basis to assess levels of skill and ability.

Invitation Letter
Consent Form

More details can be found on the National Junior Squad Web

CEP Espoirs

The EPA MC are pleased to announce the selected teams to represent our Association  at the CEP 2015 Espoirs Championship  are:

Men’s Espoirs
Sam Blakey – Chiltern
Jack Blows – Kent
Ross Jones – Chiltern
Chris Peel – Kent

Manager – Richard Powell

 Women’s Espoirs
Vikki Amphlett – Chiltern
Christina Norris – Chiltern
Sammy Thatcher – Southern
Kaylee Thatcher – Southern

Manager – Tony Mann

The qualification round of the CEP 2015 European Espoirs Championship is to be held in Santander, Spain over the weekend of 13th to 15th March 2015.

We trust you all join us in wishing our young members the very best of luck

EPA Events 2015

The EPA events calendar for 2015 has been updated today, for more details click here

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