Playing at Fareham Petanque Club

New players are always welcome. The game of petanque (sometimes known as “French boule”) is easy to play and quick to learn the basics – just come along and have a try. You can be 8 or 80, fit or unfit, tall or short. Players with disabilities are welcome and the rules of petanque allow for playing from a wheelchair. We have spare sets of boule in different sizes for you to try, so you can see how you get on without the need to buy your own.

New players are covered by English Pétanque Association insurance while they are trying the game, but after playing 3 times you must to apply for Membership of the Club and apply for an English Pétanque Association licence. An EPA Licence provides ongoing insurance and is mandatory for all FPC members.

Visiting Boule Players are welcome, if they hold an EPA or other country licence. A number of our members also belong to other petanque clubs.


Membership classes available are:

  • Adult Member
  • Junior Member (under 18s)
  • Social Member (non-playing)

All playing FPA members must be members of the English Petanque Association (EPA), for insurance purposes. The Membership Secretary will normally arrange your EPA membership for you, but you can become a member of FPC if you already have EPA Licence through another club or association. However, only Members with an EPA Licence issued at FPC can play for the club in SCPA league matches.

For more information please contact the Membership Secretary.


We welcome junior members at Fareham Petanque Club and have properly supervised training and practice sessions for juniors as well as working with local schools to encourage participation in the sport of petanque.

Juniors have supervised instruction from 6-30pm until 7-30pm on club nights by either the Youth Development Officers or other club volunteers. After juniors have gained their EPA WHITE AWARD they can play with adult members of the club on their weekly club nights.

Juniors may only take part in club activities with the written consent of their parent or guardian. Processes and forms associated with young people may be downloaded from the links below.