What a splendide et manifique time we had at the Bath Boules at Queen’s Square last weekend! The square is taken over by the spirit of friendly competition and the strains of Franglais and this year we were lucky enough to have two opportunities to enjoy the Bath Boules.

On Friday 23 July, nicknamed ‘Le Bunk-Off Friday’ by the many corporate teams who play on that day, four volunteers from Bath Foodbank joined forces with the Taste of Bath team. Taste of Bath as a company have recently launched their support of the Foodbank and invited us along to join in the fun.  Angela, Jamie, Chris and Paul played in the first three games in the morning before then going on to do their Foodbank shifts in the afternoon.  You can read Taste of Bath’s blog about their partnership with the Bath Foodbank here.

Sunday was the day for our own Genesis Trust Boules team. It was a bit of a drizzly day but that didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of all the players and supporters in Queen’s Square. The Genesis Trust team are members of our Life Skills Project and are led by volunteer, Nick Crook, who has been coordinating the team for a couple of years now. This year, since the lockdown restrictions lifted, they have been meeting weekly to practice boules and to take part in the Bath league. This dedication paid off with some fantastique play at the Bath Boules.

Matt our Life Skills facilitator said, “Nick and I are really proud of the Genesis Boules team. They have been really dedicated to practicing and to the league. And they have done so well in the competition today. They just missed getting through to the playoffs scoring 3 wins out of 6! A personal best and a very respectable score indeed! Well done team!”

Merci to Bath Boules and to our teams for a great event. We are looking forward to playing again next year.