About the Club
The Saxons Petanque Club was formed at the Cricklade Bowls Club in September 2008 with 6 members
Due to lack of space we moved to the Cricklade Leisure Centre in March 2012 with 30 members. We built up to have approx. 65
members. In 2021 several members split off to form Cricklade Petanque Club at Cricklade Spa Hotel. This left us with just over 40
Joining the Club
We would love for you to just turn up at the club and give it a go! We can provide you with spare boules and anything else you require in
order to work out if this is the sport for you. Most new members get hooked right from the start!
If you wish to join us, there is more information available on this website, or on the Leisure Centre notice board, next to reception. Please
use the Contact Us tab to enter simple contact details and any message then click Send, someone from the committee will respond as
soon as possible. You can also approach any member on the piste and they will relay your information to the committee.
Playing the Game
We play at Cricklade Leisure Centre on:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Summer Only at present)
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the stated start time.
Training, Instruction and Practice sessions are available
on some Wednesday mornings.The Leisure Centre provides
other facilities including a café and toilets.
Members take part in club events throughout the year
including:- Winter and Summer Scores competitions. Also
Singles/Doubles competitions (Summer) and the Eileen
The club is a member of Petanque England which holds
regional events, allowing members to join and take part as
individuals or teams. Currently we have about 8 members
who hold PE membership taking part in a wider range of
competitions on a regular basis.
The club also has a team that plays in the local Cotswold
Petanque League, which is still competitive but less
The club occasionally organises a 1 or 2 week petanque holiday to Spain usually in October. In the past we have stayed in Almunecar in
Southern Spain. This includes players from Cricklade, Bath, Marlow, Malmesbury and Cirencester making it a very friendly and enjoyable
way of playing the game in a beautiful setting.
The club also has a clothing range of polo-shirts,
sweat-shirts, fleeces and baseball caps with the
club logo on.