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


In light of the slight easing of the Government’s lockdown rules, coupled with the encouragement for people to take outdoor exercise, BSSC Committee has decided to allow the petanque terrain area at Burridge to be re-opened for use by its members.

This is subject to the following limitations and rules:

  • For the time being cars must be parked at the neighbouring Village Hall, with pedestrian access to our site across the field. This removes any necessity to open and close gates.
  • The clubhouse and its facilities, including toilets, will remain closed.
  • The Cobbetts shelter and furniture will also be out of bounds.
  • Play must be limited to individual practice or games of singles only.
  • Each player may touch only their own boules and other equipment.
  • Club equipment, such as circles and scoreboards, must not be used.
  • All use of the site 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.
There will be no organised club sessions at the moment. Members are free to access the site with members of their household or with one other player from outside their household if they wish to do so. We have been asked by Burridge to make it clear that any misuse of this permission, or behaviour that contravenes Government guidelines, may result in the site again being closed to everyone. 
So, stay safe, keep everyone else safe and enjoy, if you wish to, throwing those boules again!

Upcoming club matches

  • None until further notice

Latest club news

  • Tuesday, January 28th
    Terry wins club night melee. Results
  • Sunday, December 15th
    Steve Daykin wins Cobbetts Christmas Cup melee. Robin and Viv share Curry Cup for best newcomers
  • Sunday, December 8th
    Dave wins SCPA Melee held after the AGM