Tomorrow (Sunday 18th March) – session cancelled


Due to the snowy weather we’ve decided to cancel tomorrow’s session at 11am.

Perhaps go sledging or build a snow man instead 🙂



West Yorkshire League Fixtures – important dates for you diary

Hello All

Please find below the eight dates of the home and away matches for the West Yorkshire League 2018.

We need your support to make up a team to participate in the league so please add them to your diaries and next Sunday we will check who is available:

1. Tue 24 Apr – 18:45

Home Match – Leeds v Mirfield

2. Fri 04 May – 13:00

Away Match – Harrogate Montpellier v Leeds

3. Tues 15 May – 18:45

Home Match – Leeds v Heckmondwike

4. Tues 22 May – 13:00

Away Match – Huddersfield v Leeds

5. Mon 28 May – 10:30

Away Match – Mirfield v Leeds

6. Tues 5 Jun – 18:45

Home Match – Leeds v Harrogate Montpellier

7. Wed 20 Jun – 10:30

Away Match – Heckmondwike v Leeds

8. Tues 26 Jun – 18:45

Home Match – Leeds v Huddersfield

Please note: the dates and times on the the Northern PĂ©tanque website for our home matches are currently incorrect. Please go by the dates and times on our Leeds website.

Self Deception


Here’s another great insight into the psychology of the game from Sam…

A little snippet of French petanque psychology. It is called in typical French fashion … Managing the score (Ignoring reality). When the other team are ahead to avoid the pressure you simply ignore the score.

In your head it is a draw say 6/6 . Up to 13 it is still a draw. You are not behind, no pressure, concentrate on scoring points.

Do not fall into the “block the front up, they only need 2” frame of mind.  As I can never remember the score anyway it works for me.



Nothing New

Hi Thanks to Sam for the following…
Joseph Addison, essayist, poet, playwright  and general all round  ‘smart arse’ in 1700 spent some time in France and describes a strange game he witnessed.  Sounds much like a Sunday morning in Headingley….
“Whoever starts the game carefully observes the placing of the small ball, being a target to be reached, and lets fly his ball. When a large number of balls surround the target and makes, one could say, a rampart making the reaching of the target difficult and  great care needs be tuke in order to arrive  gently near to it. A player has seen his ball crawle languidly and  slow suddenly, despite the motion he had applied. He followed it step by step wavering about. The progress being too slow to save his honour, he accuses the unevenness of the field and the humps that it meets … but the praise and glory are reserved for those who without deviating or slowing pass thro’ all the others and are victorious by resting on the target.”

No PĂ©tanque Session Today – 4th March 2018

Jack Frost has said no PĂ©tanque today…

Stay inside and be cosy instead.




Here’s an unusual request ….shooting but not as we normally refer to it.

Key Casting, an extras casting agency, are looking for men and women 16+, for paid work as extras on a HUGE FEATURE FILM shooting in and around Leeds. It is particularly ideal for TV/FILM/THEATRE enthusiasts as it’s an insight into the performance industry, granting them experience on a real film set. PLUS it’s paid!

They are in need of people with Boules playing experience for some scenes shooting in Leeds so they asked me to post this on our website.

If you’re interested contact Rosie with any questions or queries on:

Rosie Carter | Casting Agent

Key Casting Ltd

07807 844 141


Special Events 2018

Hi All

We have a few special events lined up already for 2018 and more to come. Please add the following dates to your diary:

  • AGM 2018 – Tuesday 27th March at 730pm
  • Club Open Day – Sunday 6th May
  • Leeds Waterfront Festival – Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June
  • Kirkstall Festival – Saturday 14th July

As usual your attendance and support for them is greatly appreciated.