Gotherington Parish Council


Chairman: David Ward Secretary:

Christine Godsell ( )

Treasurer: Jim Brewer

Committee Members: John Howell, Mary Manders-Trett, Eric Reynolds, Howard Samuels, Brenda Thomas

History of the Petanque Club

4th Sept 1995  – Date of meeting to discuss setting up of a Petanque Club

Officers elected: Captain: Bob Thomas, Secretary: David Ward, Treasurer: Edward Catchpole.

Estimated cost £500.00 to be raised by subs and grants (Les Chattel & Dennis Herbert to organise)

Early Oct 1995  Piste was excavated on the Playing Field (15m x 9M) 9th Oct 1995   Main ballast was laid

13/14th Oct 1995  Membrane fitted, top grit layer put down

14th Oct 1995 First boules thrown

15th Oct 1995 First playing session with 15 members.

We have playing sessions throughout the year on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 2pm and Sunday mornings at 10am.

During May to September, we change from Friday afternoons to Friday evenings at 6pm.

The “piste” can be found behind the Village Hall and next to the children’s play area. New members and visitors are always welcome and boules are always available to borrow, please ask any committee member for more information or just turn up at the playing times mentioned.

Membership is £6:00 per year.

We have two teams, Gotherington Meteors and Gotherington All Stars both teams play in the Cotswold Petanque League.

The result, and current standings, can be found here.

Captain of Gotherington Meteors is Howard Samuels (01242 672492) Captain of Gotherington All Stars is Robert Arthur (01684 274304)

2014 Season Prizes Shutter Shield – Jim Brewer

Shutter Plate   – Christine Godsell

Gotherington Stores Cup – Mary and Ed Manders-Trett

Individual Melee – Mary Manders-Trett

Autumn Averages – Christine Godsell

Founders Cup – John Stroud

Rena & Gerald Williams Rose Bowl for Player of the Year – Ed Manders-Trett

Programme of Events for 2015

Sunday March 22nd  – AGM 7:30 at the Village Hall

Wednesday Wednesday April 8th Skittles Evening at the Shutter Inn at 7:00pm – CANCELLED

Sunday 12th April – Cotswold Leaque Plays-Offs at the Red Bull Malmesbury

April – Start of Cotswold Leaque Season Sunday

April 26th Cotswold Invitation Doubles

Friday 8th May Start Friday sessions (6pm)

Friday 8th May Ladies v Gents match, followed by “bring a plate” supper

May Start of Shutter Shield Singles Championship

Wednesday 10th June Limited Ends Tournament (Ploughman’s lunch) at 10:00am

Saturday 18th July Anniversary Gala Melee Tournament

Sunday 19th July Anniversary Gala Lunch (Hatherley Manor)

Sunday 16th August BBQ and Finals of the Shutter Shield and Plate

August Gotherington Stores Cup Pairs Championship

Friday 21st August Skills Evening 5:45pm

Friday 4th September 20 years Anniversary – Final Evening Session, followed by Supper and Soft Boule Championship

Sunday 13th September Start Autumn Averages

Sunday 15th November End Autumn Averages BoulePlayers1985 Gloucestershire Echo, Monday August 28th 1995