Let’s play Petanque!

Welcome to Cobbetts Boules Club.
We play Petanque (also known as French Boules) all year round on our purpose-built terrains at Burridge Sports and Social Club near Southampton. New members are always welcome, from absolute beginners to seasoned champions. To find out more, click here.

Alison Stubbs, President

Club Sessions
Tuesday 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


“On Tuesday 22 September, Petanque England updated their guidance following the latest UK Government statement. Affiliated clubs, leagues and regions can continue to play the sport outdoors provided that they follow the Guidelines. This is restricted to a maximum of 30 people per day which includes players, spectators, volunteers and officials.
Visitors to clubhouses must now wear face coverings except when seated at a table to eat or drink.”

This is subject to the following limitations and rules:

  • The toilets can be accessed subject to a Cobbetts committee member being there to unlock. You must wear a face covering and use the hand sanitiser before entering the building.
  • Games of singles, doubles or triples are now permitted as long as a distance of at least 2m is maintained between all players (except those from the same household).
  • Each player may touch only their own boules and other equipment. Plastic circles must not be used.
  • Scoreboards should only be used with disposable markers. Plastic straws have been provided.
  • No physical contact, handshakes or ‘elbow bumps’
  • Use must comply with Government guidance for use of outdoor areas for recreation and exercise.
  • Members are also expected to be aware of Petanque England guidelines.
  • These Temporary playing rules will be displayed at the club.

Members are free to access the site with members of their household or with up to 5 players from outside their household at any other time if they wish to do so. Any larger number would have to split into groups of 6 and not mix.
If you unlock the gates please pull them closed behind you to deter public parking.

Upcoming club matches

  • SCPA Autumn Cup 2020
    Wednesday, September 30th Cobbetts A v Fareham Maple Leaves (Home)
    Wednesday, September 30th Cobbetts B v Fareham Conifers (Away)

Latest club news

  • Tuesday, September 29th
    First club night melee for 8 months is won by Mike Porter Results
  • Friday, September 18th
    Cobbetts B v Fareham Conifers (Home) Lost 2-3
  • Wednesday, September 16th
    Cobbetts A v Fareham Maple Leaves (Away) Won 5-0
  • Wednesday, September 9th
    Cobbetts A v Shipmates (Home) Won 4-1
  • Tuesday, September 1st
    David beats Diane to take the Club Singles title Full Results