Juniors are players that are under the age of 18 in the calendar year (1st January to 31st December). In this country “Juniors” includes the internationally recognised age groups of:
- Minors – under 11 years
- Cadets – 11 to 14
- Juniors – 14 to 18
These age groups would usually play together but sometimes there are events for the separate age groups. Younger players can take part in an event for older players but older players cannot take part in an event for younger players.
What do you need to play?
Most clubs will lend you a set of boules when you first start but in time you will want your own set.
It is important to choose the right size and weight, our Club Coaching administrator or Youth Development Officer should be able to help you with your selection.
Flat shoes (trainers are good), comfortable clothing is best and a waterproof jacket is very useful.
EPA Awards Scheme
The EPA run a programme that tests juniors progression and development. The Junior Skills Award Scheme is currently run by the regions, we are therefore able to offer juniors in our region the opportunity to participate in this scheme.
There are 4 levels within the scheme ranging from The White Award for the newest players, up to The Blue Award for the most advanced players. A medal and certificate is awarded for each successive level. By taking part in the scheme you will learn new skills, improve your play and have a tangible reward to celebrate your success. The awards must be taken in order, you can get more details from the links below and from our Regional Coaching administrator or Youth Development Officer:
For more information – Please complete the contact form below