Whether it’s for the food, the wine, holidays, buildings, scenery, sunshine, history, cycling, language or the people, whatever it is, if you love France, we want to know about it. We want to help and encourage the people of Balcombe to continue enjoying the things they already know and to discover a bit more of the things they don’t yet know. We are here to celebrate a relationship with our closest European neighbour.
It was a sunnny but windy afternoon, so it is a good thing that a boule typically weighs 700g and can't be blown off course! We had 9 contestants from Balcombe and 9 from Handcross and fun was had by all. Many thanks to the Handcross Pétanque Club for hosting this and for their kind coaching.
The individual winner was our Max, who we will be putting forward for when we compete in the up-and-coming international competition. No, really. Watch this space.
Well, the balmy evening isn't guaranteed, but a fun game of boules/pétanque and a refreshing drink certainly are if you join the Balcombe French Association from 4.00 to 7.00pm on Saturday 15th June at Handcross Pétanque Club. You don't need to have any experience as welcoming members of Handcross Pétanque Club will be on hand to explain the rules and give playing tips.