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 or phone Caryll on 0408 511 765. 

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Team Building Fun Days

Would you like to have a Team Building Day at a Croquet Club?  Have a meeting, enjoy some light refreshments/lunch, and have a go at playing croquet.  Then you are on  the right website. We have 11 croquet clubs in the Perth metro area and 12 in regional centres, all with club houses and catering facilities.  

So why not come and join many corporate companies and businesses who enjoy playing social croquet. 

With no skill required and equipment provided, it’s a great way to bring colleagues together for a fun experience.  For further information please contact the Secretary, Caryll Marshall: email or phone Caryll on 0408 511 765.

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Coaching Update

The complete re-write of all national accreditation courses has been completed and approved by SportAUS.  This means that all aspiring new coaches and current coaches requiring re-accreditation may soon be able to undertake the course.  

Unfortunately, the National Coaching Director is at present not able to schedule a visit to WA to introduce the course due to Covid19 travel restrictions. Hopefully this will change in the near future, but in the meantime, all qualified coaches are still qualified, and aspiring coaches, please be patient.

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GC Bronze Medal and Associated Events

Over the last fortnight Croquetwest has held three GC Events using the ACA Bronze Medal format (a round robin with each match consisting of best of three 13-point games).

The Bronze Medal was won by Torben Bak (Forrest Park).  Brett McHardy (Forrest Park) GC was the runner up.

The GC Selectors 6 was won by Ben Brown (Gosnells).  Michael Trefusis-Paynter (Nedlandswas the runner-up.

The Inaugural GC Ladies Selectors 6 was won by Joyce Carbone (Gosnells).  Robyn Dart (Busselton) was the runner-up.

Congratulations to all.

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Belmont Croquet Club Launch

The new Belmont Croquet Club is having an open fun day on the 18th October 2020 from 10am at the Belmont Park Tennis Courts, Robinson Avenue, Cloverdale. Click here for more information.

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Champion of Champion Events

Congratulations to Martin Clarke, representing Gosnells, on winning both the GC and AC Champion of Champions on consecutive weekends (he also achieved this in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2016).

Martin also won the McBride Trophy for the AC Champion City Player.  Alan Sands (Como) was the runner up.  Eric Ayling (York) won the Thorogood trophy for the AC Champion Country Player from John Jury representing Moorabinda.

In the GC Champion of Champions, Brett McHardy (Forrest Park) won the Champion City Player award, with Martin Clarke being the runner-up.  Paul Christmass (Geraldton) won the Champion Country Player award. from Gary Phipps of Moorabinda.

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2020-21 AC Advanced Skills Squad Announced

The 2020-21 AC Advanced Skills Squad was endorsed at the July Croquetwest Management Committee meeting. Congratulations go to the following players on their inclusion: 

Tim Barkes, John Doepel, Megan Fardon, Wendy Prendiville and Sheila Twine. 

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Calendar of Events Update

For the beginning of the season 2020-21, the Match Committee has released a partial calendar covering the period Oct 1 to Dec 31 2020.  This is in reply to the unusual COVID situation we find ourselves in. Some events for that period are postponed ones from the current calendar and some the usual annually scheduled events.

The situation particularly at ACA and Interstate level is changing frequently, thus this may continue to affect the new calendar. Players should check the website frequently for changes.

The balance of next seasons calendar is at first draft stage and will be circulated to Clubs and Committees for comment soon.

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COVID Cup and Isolation Shield Doubles at Nedlands

A new tournament was held at Nedlands to celebrate the return to competitive play following the shutdown for COVID-19. Chris McWhirter won the COVID Cup 19 Point Singles and Brett and Janine McHardy won the Isolation Shield Doubles.

The ABC had a camera crew there to celebrate the restart. Click here for a link to the news report.

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