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Now live in the site is the KPA Calender with Qualifiers below

Q1 - March 24th @ GRFC
Q2 - April 21st @ Hartley
Q3 - June 2nd @ Lordswood
Q4 - July 7th @ GRFC

International Womens Day - 3rd March

More Flyers to follow soon


Up and Coming Events/Competitions


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.

An Update from the KPA

With the KPL winter league coming to a conclusion the East league sees GRFC Prancers with a winning lead and the West league a closer affair with Duke of Wellington in Box seat
Cup and Plate finals to be played 6th March at Hartley.

Now is the time to get those teams registered for the KPL Summer league. Alan is waiting for your entries.

As for the KPA committee there have been some exciting developments. The new management committee and Playing committee have been hard at work for our Sport.

The playing calander for 2024 has been published. Which takes up a good deal of time to organise ensuring as few clashes with National competitions as possible then confirming venues. There are plans to develop the season further. If you are interested in advanced information about upcoming events Alex Spillett can add your e mail to her growing list of flyer recipients. Just let a committee member know.

The new calender has new events and returning events. The playing committee have worked hard to encourage younger players to Join our sport
2 taster sessions with Gravesham Explorers have been arranged. With an Adult Junior competition on the 7th April. If there are any Juniors new or existing that can make up a team, bring them along. There is also a welcome return of the div 3 and below competition.

We also have an event planned with the Valley Invicta Academy Trust in Maidstone. They have a sports festival for 400 students in July. Which should raise the profile of our Sport with younger potential participants.

One of the additions to The KPA Calender is Kent’s Big Weekend over the 24th and 25th August ‘pencil in’ these dates more information and flyers out soon. Don’t forget if you would like to recieve early information regarding competitions Alex can add your e mail to her list. Just let a committee member know.

The regional qualifiers are on the horizon any one looking for a team Barry Menzies of the playing committee is doing what he can to match players so drop him an e mail.

As you can see The KPA have been working hard over the last few months to develop our sport in Kent. I thank all the members on both the Management and playing committees for their efforts. But please remember whatever engagement you have with our sport. You may have the idea we are waiting for to move our sport on so please share with us.

Duncan Brown
Kent Petanque Association

Harry Pierce

Sadly Harry Pierce has past away. He was a long standing member of Lordswood Cricket Club and took up pétanque some time ago after retiring from Cricket. He loved pétanque and everyone loved him.

Frances Short (Lordswood)



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