The club was formed in 1984 and played at the Friquet Flower Centre from its induction until the year 2000 when the move to the Petanque Centre at St Andrews took place. The club is run by a committee who are elected each year by the members at the AGM in November.
The Captain runs the playing calendar of Doubles, Triples and Singles, with many one off events and friendly melee’s. Our main club night is Wednesday when most of the competitions are staged. Monday afternoon 2pm play sees fewer members and a less competitive play, and seen as a good induction into the game of Petanque. Every Saturday afternoon at 2pm there are regular sessions of friendly melee’s and probably the best time for newcomers to visit the club and try the sport.
Each year an inter insular is held between ourselves and our neighbouring Island of Jersey, played in each island alternatively for the Victor Hugo Inter island Trophy. The club organises trips away to many different venues including Jersey, France, UK and Holland where petanque is played with many friends made over the years. Return visits are also made by these clubs.
By far the biggest event in our calendar is the Guernsey Open Competition which is usually held in September, the event has grown steadily over the years and now attracts many top players from around the UK, France and of course Jersey, one year we had twelve players from New Zealand.
The club has a social calendar which is petanque orientated and also includes outings of a more general nature. The members run the canteen and shop situated on the premises and also do the majority of repairs and upkeep of the premises which are owned by the club.
A uniform is worn for all competition against visiting teams and consists of a green polo shirt and sweat shirt both having the club logo, and white trousers or shorts.
The club is a LBG company which ensures adequate insurance is in place for all members and visitors to the club.
The club membership fee is £30 per year for full members, special terms are available for junior and social members. In addition to the yearly fee a charge of £3 per week is charged for green fees, this only applies to the weeks that you play. This enables any member access to the in/outdoor terrains at any time during the week, and they can play as many times as they wish.
If you would like more information on becoming a member, you are welcome to visit the club on a Saturday afternoon, or you can contact a member of the committee. (Contacts)
Thank you for taking the time to read this short introduction and we would love to see you in the future.