Broome Manor Pétanque

Who We Are

BMP is an informal group of people who play the French game of pétanque - the most popular version of boules - in Swindon, Wiltshire.

We play regularly at the Broome Manor Golf Complex and The Check Inn in Wroughton, with an occasional session outside the National Trust HQ in the Outlet (Railway) Village.  (The last two are currently suspended under Covid regulations)

The group was started in 1997/98 by Nicole Fossett and her mother Mimi Kendell, who saw a redundant wedding marquee base at the Golf Club and persuaded the council to let them play boules on the site.

We are mainly retired people who have been playing for a few years, but newcomers are welcome. All the weekly sessions at Broome Manor are run under the auspices of Swindon U3A.  This means you must be a member of Swindon U3A to play.  The sessions at The Check Inn and Flashboules are open to anyone.

We have a Working Party that helps to maintain the pistes and run competitions and tours.

We are a self financing group.  Our income is derived from competition entries, social events and donations.   This covers the cost of medals for the competitions and provides some funds to keep our pistes in good condition.   Group players may, occasionally, be asked to make a small contribution to help improve the pistes.

Broome Manor Pétanque Data Protection Statement

Broome Manor Pétanque retains an electronic record of members’ contact information, so we can let you know about forthcoming events. We do not share our membership data with any other groups. If you would like your details removed from our records, at any time, please email us at:

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