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The NCPA is the governing body for Pétanque in Norfolk, England. Created in 1979 by Bob Urquhart, Len Newton and Norman Guest.

Bob was employed by Norwich City Council as Sports Promoter. He attended a sports for all event and saw Pétanque being played for the first time. Come and try events were initiated and here we are!

Today NCPA has 12 registered clubs and 26 teams across the county, playing in 3 divisions on a Thursday evening.

So, what is Pétanque?

Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally “piglet”) or jack. The current form of the game originated in 1907 in La Ciotat, in Provence, in southern France. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass, sand or other surfaces. Anyone can play and against anyone which makes it an inclusive sport for all.