Croquet Australia Event Cancellations

Croquet Australia regrets to advise that, due to possible Covid-19 ramifications for players travelling interstate, the following events have been cancelled:

  • President’s Golf Croquet Eights, Victorian Croquet Centre, Melbourne (12th to 14th February 2021),
  • Interstate Cup team competition (the Eire Cup), Sydney (17th to 23rd March 2021),
  • Association Croquet Gold Medal, Sydney (10th to 12th March 2021), and
  • Association Croquet Men’s and Women’s Championships, Sydney (13th to 16th March 2021).

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Croquetwest Announces GC Squads for 2021

Croquetwest would like to congratulate the following players on their selection to the GC State Squad and the State Support Squad for 2021.

State Squad
Ladies: Janine McHardy, Robyn Dart, Jennifer Brand, Joyce Carbone, Maggie Cussell, Wendy Pritchard, Kay Chynoweth.
Men: Chris McWhirter, Brett McHardy, Torben Bak, Martin Clarke, Alan Sands, Kim Reynolds, Gary Phipps, Ben Brown, Henry Smith.

State Support Squad
Ladies: Debra Bowling, Nola Kimberley, Glynnis Ranger, Wendy Prendiville, Dianne Bower, Katie Williams, Pat Tombleson, Sandy Boon, Lesley Holmes.
Men: Paul Christmass, Rob Bowling, Marcus McGavock, Darcy DeVries, Michael Trefusis-Paynter, John Rea, David Williams, Lachlan Millar.

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Christmas Wishes from Croquetwest

The Croquetwest Management Committee wishes all players a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. Click here for Christmas Wishes from the Croquetwest President.

Click here for a link to the Australian Croquet Association Christmas Newsletter.

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WA Not Participating in the Eire Cup or AC Gold Medal

Croquetwest has determined that WA will not be sending a team to the upcoming AC Eire Cup or a representative for the ACA Gold Medal event. Both are scheduled to be held in NSW in March 2021. Click here for the full statement from the Croquetwest Management Committee.

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2020-21 Croquetwest Calendar Updated

The Events Calendar for the rest of the Croquestwest season (to the end of Sept 2021) has now been updated and published. The full event entries can be found by clicking on the ‘Croquetwest Full Calendar‘ on the top right hand side of the home page. The ‘Event Calendar on a Page‘ link is just below it on the home page. There a still a number of events to have venues finalised. As details become available the Calendar will be updated. Any questions please contact Martin Clarke by email.

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GC State Squads Expressions of Interest

The State GC selectors are calling for Expressions of Interest for the State Squad and the State Support Squad.

If you are interested, please reply as soon as possible and no later than December 18th,  to Martin Clarke by email. If you were in a squad last year but do not wish to be considered this year could you also please advise of this. Squads will be selected from these expressions and existing squad members. A separate Development Squad will be assembled at a later date 

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GC President’s Eight EOI’s

Expressions of interest are now being sought for the 2021 Golf Croquet Eights. The Tournament will be held from the 12th to the 14th February 2021 at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea. However, the event going ahead will be subject to any possible Covid-19 outbreaks that will create significant travel restrictions.

All interested players are encouraged to send their Expression of Interest to ACA Events’ Chair, Peter Freer via email by the 31st of December.

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New Direction for Coaching

The new protocols for coaches will be introduced to WA by the National Coaching Coordinator Greg Bury, early in the new year.  All current and future coaches are now required to meet some prerequisites, which are detailed in a document “National Coaching Program Summary of Prerequisites”, which has been tabled on the CroquetWest website under the coaching heading.  All coaches, new or reaccrediting, will need to check their prerequisites and complete the application form and forward by mail to the State Coaching Coordinator, Sandra Stevenson.

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Vale Ivan Collins

Ivan joined Gosnells Croquet club on the 5th November 2009. He first started playing Golf Croquet and then progressed to Association, which was his first love.

Ivan was one of life’s true gentlemen. An excellent club member, always working for or at the club. He served on the Executive committee for some years as Treasurer and then remained on the Committee as 5th Executive. Ivan competed in numerous club events, GC and AC, also in the 14-Point Pennants, and joined in the coaching session at Nedlands.

We shall always remember the wonderful food he loved to cook for any event that Gosnells hosted. Most of all, we shall ALL miss him.

Ivan’s funeral will take place at Seasons Funeral Home in Canning Vale on Thursday 19th of November at 10am for those wishing to attend.

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Welcome Belmont Croquet Club

Do you live around the Belmont area?  Need something to do? If so, a new croquet club has opened at the Belmont Park Tennis Club, Robinson Ave Cloverdale.  Why not come along, have a go, and let the stressors of the world fade away whilst playing croquet.  

It is a fun, non-contact game, played in the fresh air amongst very sociable people.  

Playing times are Wednesday  and Thursday Morning 9am to 12 noon.  (with a cuppa in between games).  First 3 games are free so come along and enjoy croquet.  If play is required on another day, let us know. Contact: Caryll  sec@croquetwest.org.au or phone Caryll on 0408 511 765. 

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