Individual membership is open to pétanque players of all ages and abilities. There are two types of membership:

  • Adults – members who are 18 years and older on the 31st December of the current year.
  • Juniors – members under 18 years old on the 31st December of the current year.

The membership period is from 1st April to 31st March. However, when joining after October 1st the subscription will carry through to the end of the following year.  Renewal notices are sent to members in January each year and they can renew their membership any time between 1st January and 31st March.

Individual Membership of Pétanque England is administered locally by our 17 Regions. The regional boundaries are based loosely on County lines although there are some overlaps. Each Region sets its own regional fee for adult membership, which is collected by PE as a precept. The Regional precept is added to the current National fee to make the total fee due to join Pétanque England and the Region. A list of regions showing their fees and membership secretary contact is shown on the Pétanque England website.

Pétanque players who do not belong to a PE member club are welcome to join as independent members in their local Region and have the same rights as club members.

Honorary Life Membership is awarded by the Pétanque England Board to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to our sport.

Membership Benefits

Pétanque England (PE) is the officially recognised National Governing Body for the sport of pétanque in England and we are also members of Sport England and the Sports and Recreation Alliance.

Internationally we are affiliated to a worldwide network of national federations through the European Confederation of Pétanque (CEP – led by our former National President, Mike Pegg) and the International Federation of Pétanque and Provençal Games (FIPJP).

The sport of pétanque was officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1986, and the FIPJP is a founding member of the World Confederation of Boules Sports (CMSB) which brings together a number of boules-related sports campaigning for inclusion in the Olympic Games.

PE offers membership to both clubs and individuals. We encourage all individual members to join one of our clubs, who in turn are members of one of our 17 geographical regions, although it is possible to join us without joining a club or region.


  • Receive a PE licence, recognised world-wide
  • Join 600,000 + other licensed players globally
  • Benefit from PE’s insurance cover for members
  • Be eligible to play at local and regional level (many of our local leagues require PE membership)
  • Get the chance to represent your region at our annual inter-regional championship weekend involving over a thousand players
  • Be eligible to compete at national level in our national competitions and compete to represent England at the Home Nations, European and World Championships
  • Have access to PE’s network of coaches to improve your skills and knowledge
  • Provide vital support to PE in its promotion of the sport (we receive no funding from Government) and support for its players of all ages
  • Participate in the future direction of the sport through our democratic structures
  • Become part of a national community where you can enjoy our sport at social, competitive and elite levels whatever your age and gender or whether you have a disability

We always welcome new clubs and membership of PE not only joins you up with our regions and their competitions and leagues, but club officials also benefit from our insurance cover. As a PE club, you can also compete in our national annual club tournament (EuroCup) where our champion English Club represents our country at the international stages.

Joining us online is quick and easy. Why not join our community today and enjoy one of the most fun and inclusive sports around!

You can access your account to update your details such as change of address or new phone number

You can enter and pay for PE events online

You can upload a picture to appear on your membership card and print your card

Click here to access the Membership Portal Join Us – (

Insurance Cover

All PE members, clubs and officials benefit from insurance cover as part of our membership benefits package.

The liability insurance you receive as an affiliated constituent of Pétanque England protects you if you are held responsible and are negligent for causing injury to a third party or have caused damage to a third party’s property, whilst involved in Pétanque and other recognised activities of Pétanque England.

Affiliated coaches, officials and members also benefit from Personal Accident insurance. This is a ‘no fault’ benefit that provides a specified amount to a member if they are injured whilst participating in recognised Pétanque England activities.

The PE insurance cover is arranged via Bluefin Sport with Sportscover Europe Ltd.

Please see the link here to the Risk Insurance Forms. 

For more information please visit the dedicated Insurance Portal.