WETHERBY PETANQUE CLUB

About the club

Wetherby PC is a member of Northern Petanque and Petanque England and is a section of the Wetherby Sports Association
Venue - Wetherby Sports Association, The Ings , Lodge Lane off Boston Road , Wetherby, LS22 5FNhttp://www.wetherbysports.co.uk

Directions

From the South
Leave the A1 at the Wetherby junction. Turn left then right at the 2 roundabouts immediately off the A1.
Go straight on at the roundabout as you enter the town and turn left just before the river.
From the North / East
Go through the centre of Wetherby and turn right immediately after crossing the river.
From Leeds
Approach Wetherby on the A58. Turn left at the roundabout immediately after the Ramada Jarvis Hotel. Turn left just before the river.
Map or aerial view

Club sessions

The terrain is always available although membership of the Sports Association and the Petanque club are required for regular visitors.
Membership of the club is £20 p.a. which includes Sports Association membership.

There are club sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the year starting at 1.00 pm (12.00 in winter).
Club sessions on evenings in the summer or at the weekend will be held if there is sufficient interest.
Many club players play in tournaments on Sunday many of which are open to all players including novices.
At all club sessions you can turn up and leave at any time.
Boules and basic coaching provided free of charge for visitors.

The club usually fields 1 or 2 teams of 6 in the York League which is played on Thursday evenings from the end of April to the end of July
and in 2019 entered the West Yorkshire league for the first time, home matches for this league start at 10.30 on Tuesdays from the end of April to the end of June
Competition is a strong feature for some members but others play purely socially. Players of all standards (including complete beginners) are welcome at club sessions.
Boules are available to use free of charge for beginners.

For further information contact the club secretary Sue Nunns , 01977 614121, r_nunns@sky.com
or the club chairman Alan Swift , 0771 3469363 , alan@northernpetanque.co.uk

History

The club was formed in 1993. Originally it was called Deepdale Pétanque club since the venue was Deepdale Community Centre in Boston Spa.
However the terrain was only large enough for 2 pistes and the playing conditions were far from ideal.
At the end of 1995 the club moved to the Crown Hotel and converted a 13m*12m area of the car park (4 pistes).
The name was then changed to Boston Crown Pétanque club.
At the end of August 2002 the club were asked to leave the Crown Hotel due to redevelopment.
We then moved to a newly constructed terrain at Wetherby Sports Association.
This was built by the Sports Association in conjunction with the Wetherby Twinning Association and was 13m * 12.5m (4 pistes)
The name was then changed to Wetherby Pétanque club.
After the establishment of a club it was decided to extend the terrain since there was space to extend to 34m * 12.5m (11 pistes).
The extension was made possible by a grant from the Leeds City Council Materials Fund and was completed on 1/8/03.

Before, during and after the extension (more photos are available in the News archive).