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Licences

Each year, with the help of our member Federations, the CEP conducts a survey to monitor the number of pétanque licences in Europe.

Since 2016 we have included the number of clubs in each Federation, as these are the grassroots of our sport and vital to the recruitment and retention of players. Here are the results of our latest survey:

Federations:

Clubs:

Licences:

note: * Spain's Adult numbers include their Veterans Licences

Breakdown

Veterans (55+) - 51.49%

Male: (163,437) - 81.38%

Female: (37,397) - 19.62%

Adults* (23-54) - 38.73%

Male: (121,42 - 80.38%

Women: (29,639) - 19.,62%

Espoirs (18-22) - 3.18%

Male: (9,280) - 74.77%

Female: (3,131) - 25.23%

Juniors (17 or less) - 6.6%

Male: (19,006) - 73.77%

Female: (6,757) - 26.23%

Licences per Federation

Veterans (55+)
Adults (23-54)
Espoirs (18-23)
Juniors (17 or less)
Federation
Clubs
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Total
Andorra
4
46
13
43
6
0
0
9
1
118
Armenia
1
28
12
18
4
0
0
44
42
148
Austria
15
53
21
66
30
3
3
3
8
187
Belarus
7
10
0
40
10
5
2
10
2
79
Belgium
216
7110
3375
3383
1246
246
113
314
118
15905
Bosnia
1
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
6
Bulgaria
18
75
57
143
75
10
14
19
23
416
Croatia
6
26
4
51
8
12
1
17
6
125
Czech
58
269
156
291
111
19
11
52
27
936
Denmark
70
436
270
218
82
11
7
28
15
1067
England
182
1292
699
537
177
51
23
50
26
2855
Estonia
7
11
7
35
19
3
1
7
2
85
Finland
49
295
49
101
69
4
1
14
10
543
France
5902
109070
17123
120001
21325
8113
6506
15180
4126
301444
Germany
719
6326
2137
3557
1329
246
83
301
133
14112
Greece
4
35
16
51
30
2
0
10
4
148
Guernsey
2
63
54
57
20
16
2
0
0
212
Hungary
13
41
18
95
47
12
10
61
62
346
Israel
29
310
68
85
14
25
2
45
21
570
Italy
54
741
160
445
61
29
7
85
19
1547
Jersey
4
9
5
17
4
0
0
0
0
35
Latvia
8
13
11
49
33
2
1
15
5
129
Lithuania
4
6
3
30
10
7
4
0
2
62
Luxembourg
16
132
14
329
61
7
2
5
3
553
Monaco
1
130
15
150
21
10
0
5
0
331
Netherlands
193
8480
5678
1025
403
83
21
70
34
15794
Norway
14
125
40
99
39
0
1
2
4
310
Poland
36
111
34
235
79
28
9
40
25
561
Portugal
40
355
11
300
40
0
0
35
5
746
Russia
7
26
8
46
36
5
1
0
0
122
San Marino
4
24
6
5
3
0
2
0
0
40
Scotland
10
109
104
7
8
0
0
4
2
234
Serbia
7
15
0
15
5
5
5
20
10
75
Slovakia
17
54
28
103
46
6
6
8
10
261
Slovenia
12
53
19
69
34
3
4
25
14
221
Spain
738
-
-
10906*
2901*
499
107
569
174
15156
Sweden
359
2963
1789
691
283
40
17
70
47
5900
Swiss
105
985
258
658
240
30
7
40
16
2234
Turkey
84
68
52
2187
1167
1351
1056
2034
1787
9702
Ukraine
13
10
0
53
30
3
1
1
0
98
Wales
15
145
74
64
21
1
0
4
0
309