Stockton Parish Council
Stockton Petanque Club
Stockton Pétanque Club (formerly The Half Crown Pétanque Club) have played Pétanque (French Boules) in the village since 1989, and now play at Stockton Football and Cricket Club.
We were the English Club Champions, 2010 and have a very strong following in the Village.
We play socially, seriously, internationally (through our exchanges with Pétanque clubs from France and Germany), but most importantly, we have fun.
Since its inception in February 1989 the Club has grown from a few enthusiasts to the current membership level of over 30 paid up members, with many casual players from the village also attending our many competitions and other functions. The club is therefore an important provider of village recreation, welcoming youngsters, senior citizens and the disabled, all of whom have benefited from the club's activities since its inception.
We take part in the Heart of England leagues and various Regional/National competitions. On the social side, we play every Saturday from 1.00pm and, during the Summer, Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm, and 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.
Over a number of years we have enjoyed three twinnings most years with clubs from France and Germany. We boast a number of England internationals, and have represented England in the European Cup.
We are in the Guinness Book of World Records for our '24 Hour Boules Marathon' which took place in June 2001, and in we were awarded the accolade of being very first 'Senior Sports Club of the Year' by Stratford-on-Avon District.
Stockton Pétanque Club is always pleased to welcome new members. So why not come and join us on Saturday afternoons from 1.00pm 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 visit our web-site on www.stocktonpetanqueclub.org.uk or give John Emberton a call on 01926 814267 or visit us at the Stockton Football and Cricket Club.