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Weʼre raising £5,000 to develop our community sports club & improve the facilities for our members and visitors.

Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

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We want to improve our facilities to better serve our members, visitors and our community.

Our game originated in France over a century ago but is now played worldwide. We throw steel boules at a wooden jack on a gravel pitch. As a social activity it provides regular light exercise, it stimulates the mind with the tactical and strategic aspects and the need to co-operate with your team members and many of our members make new friends and develop new social circles. Many local organisations hold petanque days or team building days at our terrain and we’re well known in the park. We’re applying for funding for phase 3 of our development plan.

Phase 1 was 2013 to 2015. We were so pleased that KMC had built a quality terrain in the park that all we did was play on it.

Our playing area in Greenhead Park just after it was built in 2013.

Phase 2 was in summer 2015 until 2016. We scraped together enough money to buy a 9m2 shed and stored our playing equipment in it when we weren’t playing. Over time the shed filled up and we realised we needed space dedicated to people not to playing equipment. The shiplap construction was shipping water. We needed to move to the next phase.

Our team against Heckmondwike in 2017

Phase 3 will be to improve the environment around the terrain. We wanted more space for members to relax and more space to play. We already have one side of the terrain landscaped and planted. We need to do more. Cups of tea and biscuits are more in demand and with clubs visiting from all over the UK we started hosting petanque days.

Our team with the medals they won at Harrogate Invitational Triples

The centrepiece of this will be a new wooden building that offers more inside space but it’s not just that. We will have more level areas to sit down; more better quality chairs & tables; we will landscape more of our surroundings; we will provide the facilities to make the terrain people friendly and increase usage and membership. This is what we’re looking at. It offers 30m2 of space. It is made from 45mm spruce from sustainable forests with wind and watertight joints.

This costs money. Our annual income from subs won’t cover it so we’re applying to several national and local funders for grants to cover the costs. In addition to that we’re asking friends, facebook friends, twitter friends and blog followers to help us reach our target.

Our target is £5,000. Most of this is purchase and construction of the new building. But there’ll still be the need for smaller items. 36 mugs to fill with tea will be £108; a trophy shelf will be about £30; a large noticeboard will be £300 and each chair we buy will be £15.

The best game you've never heard of has arrived in Huddersfield. Come and have a look.

See all the things we've done in the last 5 years at our website click here

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  • Huddersfield Petanque Club6 days ago
    Huddersfield Petanque Club

    Huddersfield Petanque Club

    6 days ago

    Yay! Just over a week and we've made it to 10%. Remember just over a century ago the game was invented.

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  • Huddersfield Petanque Club17 days ago
    Huddersfield Petanque Club

    Huddersfield Petanque Club

    17 days ago

    The first donations have arrived.

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Page last updated on: 8/15/2018 7:22 AM

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25

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 15, 2018

    £30.00

  • Charles de Gaulle

    Charles de Gaulle

    Aug 14, 2018

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 13, 2018

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 12, 2018

    £50.00

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    Aug 12, 2018

    £15.00

  • Tubo Eluob

    Tubo Eluob

    Aug 11, 2018

    £30.00

  • Marion and Phil

    Marion and Phil

    Aug 11, 2018

    Best wishes

    £10.00

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Huddersfield Petanque Club

Huddersfield Petanque Club

Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

HPC is a community sports club. The terrain (our playing area) was built by Kirklees Council in 2013 and the club was formed at Easter 2014. We’ve grown steadily until at AGM 2018 we had over 60 members. We throw steel boules at a wooden jack on a gravel pitch. It's great fun.

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