What equipment do I need?
The good news is that you only need a few Pétanque balls to get started. If you don't have your own yet, don't worry as we have spares you can borrow.
Where do you play?
Our 'home piste' (Trafford's only Boulodrome) is situated in Victoria park, Stretford. You can view our Boulodrome on Google Maps.
What are the current members like?
Trafford Pétanque was establish by two young Pétanque enthusiasts who are keen to promote the sport here in the UK. So far, we have attracted International talent as well as people who are new to the sport. Our goal is to make everybody feel welcome. So, grab some steel and rock up.
Do I need a team kit?
Our 2017 team kits are on their way. We are currently in the process of agreeing our shirt sponsor for 2017. Therefore, for now, just wrap up warm.
How much does it cost?
In 2016, Trafford Pétanque relied on donations. This helped improve the quality of the piste and allowed us to buy more equipment plus make any repairs. However, for 2017, we want to go beyond our wildest dreams build a great club for all to enjoy. Therefore, membership is set at £15 per calendar year plus subs of just £1 per week, only for when you play. We are a not-for-profit organisation and all money goes back into the club.
When do you play?
Currently, during the winter months and limited daylight, we play every Saturday morning from 10h to 13h, plus at ad hoc times when people are free. This coming spring, will see the return of our regular Monday night session, as well as more ad hoc matches.
Does it get competitive?
Although there is a social aspect to our game and everybody has fun, we are keen to develop overall skills, ability and discipline. Consequently, when we enter national competitions we hope to destroy our opponents in style.All sounds great, sign me up