New Year and a New Name
The Upper Thames Boules Club moved to the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground in 2018 and this year we have changed our name after obtaining permission from the Cabinet Office to the Royal Wootton Bassett Pétanque Club.
A new club strip is being arranged and will have our new logo…..
Our membership has grown through the year since our move to Royal Wootton Bassett but we have plenty of space to accommodate new members so please come along and have a go at one of our club sessions on Tuesday evening 7 to 9 pm or Friday mornings from 10 to 12 am. We have a short social after each club session. All abilities are welcome and we provide all equipment to get you started so if you don’t like it there is no cost.
We have a range of abilities among our members, some just like the social play whilst others play at regional and national level. Last year we won the Cotswold Pétanque League and this year we have entered 2 teams in the competition so we are hoping for 1st and 2nd.
We are members of the Great Western Region and host a number of regional events in addition to our own club competitions. This year we have a doubles ladder and melee planned so far with other events to come.
During the carnival (18th May) we will be building a temporary piste for the day in Boroughfields for everyone to come and have a go, so please visit us. The following Sunday, 26th May we are hosting a youth competition for all the youth organisations in the town. Also there are planned visits by individual youth organisations during May and June. To facilitate this we have very kindly been awarded part funding by the town council to purchase boules for use by the youth of the town.