Kent Petanque Association

Pétanque in Kent is a much bigger sport than most people would imagine, with several different leagues in operation in the County.

Kent Pétanque League is, by some way, the largest pétanque league in the country.

Pétanque is a game which can be readily played successfully by young and old, men and women. Juniors, under the age of 18, play in many of the teams in the League and in this regard pétanque is a recreation which enjoys an almost unique family element in a competitive environment.

Our league season lasts from April through to September and matches are played on Wednesday nights with most clubs having a practice night, usually Tuesdays. Turning up on a league night will at least allow you to find out about joining the clubs.

In addition many Clubs run open competitions which normally take place on Sundays and details of some of those will be included in this website.

The majority of clubs operate from pubs, though there are several in Sports and Social Clubs also in the league.

The pétanque terrain (piste) is usually open to the public, on non-club nights, free of charge and in many clubs boules can be hired very cheaply for you to try out the sport.

The vast majority of clubs welcome new players and most will take time to teach newcomers the basics of the game.

Up and Coming Events/Competitions

Early Christmas Greetings

I thought i would just introduce myself as i have been given the honour of representing the Region as chair.

Im sure most of you have seen me about (or as my wife would say heard me). I am very keen to discuss anything. I may have to discuss things with someone more experienced. But i will listen.

It is always good to set goals so I have 4 aims

  1. Encourage participation of juniors and playing generally in the league and competitions
    (Although the playing committe has some great ideas on this already)
  2. Increase information out to all players.
  3. Support players who have put the hard work in to represent Kent and England
  4. And last but certainly not least. Win the Regional championship.

This is your Petanque Assosiation and although we have had a good responce to new committee members. It would be good to see a member of the committee from a lower league team.

You dont need to be on the committee, play in division 1 or been playing ages to have a good idea. So please send me your ideas.

Duncan Brown

Colin Maidment

It is with much regret that I inform you of the passing of Colin Maidment. Colin, and his son Rob, will be known to many members of the summer league and our thoughts are with Rob and the whole Maidment family at this difficult time. Can you please make the news known to the wider Kent petanque community.

Bryan Parlett, New Ash Green Petanque Club

AGM Call


Phil Killick

I am sad to announce that Phil Killick passed away last week.
Phil was one of the original players within the Kent League (Playing over 40 years) and as a junior I had the honour of playing with Phil and my father at Harriers Petanque Club for many years.
Phil played in numerous tournaments and also represented the region as Hariers NAF (Neville Hurren, Andy Pucknell and Phil (FIL) Killick.
A great character who will be sadly missed.
David Hurren

Phil's funeral is taking place at Vinters Park Crematorium on Friday 8th September at 1.15

David Flack - Lordswood PC

It is with a very sad heart that I have to inform everyone that my husband David Flack passed away on the 19th July, at the nursing home.

The funeral will take place on 14th August at Woodlands Road Cemetery, Woodland Road, Gillingham, Kent, DA7 2 DX, at 2pm. Afterwards at the Lordswood Sports & Social Club.

Everyone who knew David is welcome to attend.

3rd Round Cup Draw now avaliable


There is a current problem with Gmail and peoples email accounts where emails sent out from the KPA systems are bouncing back and not being recieved by the user. I have tried a number of things to fix this and the same things work on different domain names but for some reason they are still not fixed on Ill keep at it and will hopefully get it fixed asap.
Alan Cregeen

Regional Qualifier 4

Pre-entry is now open for the 4th qualifier, click here

Please see competitions bottom left for current flyers.












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