Rochdale Pétanque

Rochdale Pétanque. Situated at Milnrow Cricket Club and part of the Pétanque North West (PNW) Regi

Operating as usual

Photos from Rochdale Pétanque's post 17/07/2022

Players from Rochdale Pétanque ventured over the Pennines today to participate in the Yorkshire Mixed Triples event held at Heckmondwike PC.

The team made it as far as the quarter finals of the B competition, where they narrowly missed out on victory after an epic match that last just under 2 hours.


We look for to hosting the upcoming Pétanque North West Open Doubles this Sunday.

There are still places available, so get your entries in now.

PNW look forward to welcoming you to our next open event.

The open doubles will be held at Rochdale Pétanque on Sunday 5th June.

£12 per team, with a guarantee of at least 4 games.

Entry via the form.


Ian is last man standing for Rochdale in the semi finals. Can he go all the way.


Rochdale players in action today at the PNW Regional Singles. Hosted by us at Milnrow Cricket Club

Photos from Rochdale Pétanque's post 20/03/2022

Sun's out, Boules out.

Our members enjoyed the weather and a great day of friendly, social (but competitive) pétanque today, against players from our Greater Manchester neighbours Trafford Petanque.

Although all the results didn't go our way, the day delivered everything that is good about our sport. Friendship, camaraderie and good times.


Are you watching the Big game today?

That's right, Rochdale Pétanque take on Trafford Petanque at Milnrow Cricket Club today from 10am.

With a scheduled finish time of 2pm, you can then join most of the squad in the cricket club to watch that football match that kicks off at 3pm.


Rochdale Pétanque are proud to be hosting the 2nd edition of the Piste Challenge Cup.
A weekend of high quality pétanque, played over 2 separate events of triples and doubles.

We can't wait to welcome you all to the most prestigious event in the North of England.

Entries now open via

The only event this year with live match day broadcasting, interviews, social media engagement, professional photography and real-time news update via the Piste app. We will see you there!

PICS: Rochdale Pétanque hosts New Year Milnrow Melée 03/01/2022

PICS: Rochdale Pétanque hosts New Year Milnrow Melée

A great way to start the new year as we kicked it off in style with our first event of the year. Not only was our Melée enjoyed by players from the club, but also from across the region.
Thanks to Milnrow Cricket Club for their hospitality, to This Is Pétanque for capturing the photos of the day and to local journalist Stuart Pike for the write-up.

PICS: Rochdale Pétanque hosts New Year Milnrow Melée The event was more of a social affair, aimed at bringing people together to participate in the inclusive sport

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We are looking forward to hosting our next competition.
Enter a team and take part against some great players, or come and spectate and enjoy some refreshments from the Milnrow Cricket Club bar.

The next competition in Pétanque North West will be an Open Doubles hosted by Rochdale Pétanque

Taking place on Sunday 10th October at Milnrow Cricket Club, this competition is open to all players.

£12 per team
9.30am Start
Minimum 4 games guaranteed.

Entry via the form

Photos from Rochdale Pétanque's post 01/09/2021

Rochdale 5 Trafford 7 . A really hard fought match , with Rochdale losing 3 games by just 1 point . Well done Trafford


Tomorrow is derby day , as we take on our nearest rivals Trafford at milnrow cricket club.
In what should be a well contested game.
Rochdale will be hampered by our missing star pointer kyle kirby at least
Itll be a quieter affair,
6pm start


We look forward to hosting our first open event as part of Pétanque North West
This August Bank Holiday, the Milnrow Monday Melée will take place in a celebration of our sport, its players and the growth & development of pétanque in the North West.

Open to all, this will be a fun & friendly yet competitive day for the enjoyment of pétanque.

Rochdale Pétanque will be holding its first open event on their brand new terrains. This bank holiday weekend, the Milnrow Monday Melée "MMM" will take place to bring players together at this exciting new venue.

£5 entry per player, most of the funds raised will be going to the club to recoup some of the costs of building the terrains.
There will be a small cash prize for the winner and prizes of wine, beer or chocolates for the other top few players.

Entry via the form


And it's a win!! , it was a really hard fought match with the games tied at 5 all but Rochdale edge it on points . Many thanks to our friends from huddersfield who helped make it such a great day . Trafford up next . Up the dale

Photos from Rochdale Pétanque's post 22/08/2021

Match day at milnrow cricket club, our first competitive match v our friends across the border Huddersfield. 1pm start everyone welcome

Photos from Rochdale Pétanque's post 13/08/2021

From one sport to another, from court to piste. The transition from an unused tennis court to what will be a well used pétanque terrain is almost complete.

It's nearly time to and

Photos from Rochdale Pétanque's post 18/07/2021

Photos from Rochdale Pétanque's post


We will be sending 2 teams down to john street petanque in stoke on sunday , competing in the Piste challenge doubles comp. The competition will be tough and there will be updates throughout the day


Any old boules !! If you have please donate to us for potential new members


Nearly ready for playing, final push this week.


We'll be hard at work preparing our own terrains so unfortunately won't have any teams participating in the regional doubles.
However, as soon as we have playable pistes, we look forward to bringing a regional event to Rochdale.

Sunday the 20th June at the Trafford Pétanque Boulodrome, the next event in the PNW Regional series will take place.
Players from across the PNW region will compete in the first stage of the doubles championship.

Rochdale Pétanque - New terrains 10/06/2021

Rochdale Pétanque - New terrains

Rochdale Pétanque are almost at the stage where building can commence on the new terrains. With the lease secured, and initial groundwork in progress to prepare the area, we now need your help.
We hope to build a 10+ piste facility in the space available and hitting our crowdfunding objective will allow us to make that happen. Be a part of something special and help to further the growth of the sport of pétanque.

Rochdale Pétanque - New terrains Convert a tennis court into a high quality, pétanque terrain able to host competitions & sustain a growing interest in pétanque locally.


Pétanque North West are proud to present the Piste Challenge Cup.

In association with This Is Pétanque and their App created for the players, PNW will be hosting a one off weekend of pétanque at John Street PC.

With Triples on Saturday and Doubles on Sunday, this is an event not to be missed.

Entry opens 17th May.


It's game day.

A contingent of our members will be travelling to our neighbours, John Street Pétanque Club to take part in the Pétanque North West Open Doubles.

Watch this space for more updates.

Coming Up: PNW Open Doubles!

PNW is ready to host its next game day. The pistes are ready, the sun looks set to be out in all its spring time glory.
Grab your boules and

Photos from Pétanque North West's post 25/04/2021

Last Sunday was our regions first event. Not only was this a success for the region, but also for some of the members of our club.
Our players were finalists in both the A & B competitions.

Photos from This Is Pétanque's post 10/03/2021

Although our club's relatively new on the Pétanque scene, it's great to see some of our members and some from within the Rochdale Boules League featured in this International Women's Day photo gallery.

What Is Petanque 25/02/2021

What Is Petanque

Pétanque has been played in and around Rochdale for some time. It's coming to a new venue very soon.
Don't know what it is? Want to know more about it?

What Is Petanque A sport of skill, precision & strategy, Pétanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with Raffa, bocce, boule lyonnaise


The hard work on improving the facilities at the cricket club is taking place. We are looking forward to being a part of this excellent sporting venue and adding a new dimension and asset to their already superb offering.

‼️Members lounge update‼️

As you know whilst we are in lockdown we are completing the refurbishment of our members lounge,

The new bar is up and hopefully we will be pulling you pints from it come summer

Photos from Pétanque North West's post 31/01/2021

We are proud to be one of the founding clubs of Pétanque North West, the newest region that forms a part of Pétanque England, our national governing body. We can't wait to get out on the terrain and play the sport we love.

Rochdale Pétanque updated their business hours. 31/01/2021

Rochdale Pétanque updated their business hours.

Rochdale Pétanque updated their business hours.

Rochdale Pétanque updated their website address. 31/01/2021

Rochdale Pétanque updated their website address.

Rochdale Pétanque updated their website address.




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