AC State Team Announced

Croquetwest has selected the AC State Team, consisting of four men and five women, to compete in Brisbane in March 2020.

Men: Jeff Newcombe, Ian Dumergue, Eric Ayling and Alan Sands (Captain) 
Women: Megan Reynolds (Vice-Captain), Sheila Twine, Sandy Boon, Megan Fardon and Kay Swan.

Special congratulations to Sheila and Kay on being selected for the first time.  In addition, Zac Reid has been selected as a non-travelling reserve.

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AC Handicap Singles

Helen Eagle won the 2019-20 AC State Open Handicap Singles event. This is her 3rd win in this event, having previously won in 2004 and 2010. Jeff Newcombe (who won in 2017) was runner-up and Tim Barkes (who won in 2018) was third.

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GC Pennants Results

The GC Pennant season concluded last week.  A total of 15 club teams took part, including one from Narrogin, which travelled to Perth on four Tuesday evenings.  Three Perth clubs travelled to Narrogin for day games.   Other country teams will of course be welcome to compete next year.

Forrest Park was the Champion Club, winning both the A and B Grade Pennants.  Como won the C Grade.

Best players and runners-ups over the course of the season were:

A Grade: Chris McWhirter (Forrest Park) from Brett McHardy (Forrest Park)

B Grade: Maureen Spencer (Cambridge) from Myles Harmer (Forrest Park)

C Grade: Graeme Broadbent (Como) from Marcus McGavock (Forrest Park)

croquetscores results: A Grade, C Grade

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Chris McWhirter on Channel 44 TV

Chris McWhirter was interviewed for a TV show called Undercurrent for Channel 44 on the 28th Oct. Click here for a link to the clip of the interview.

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B Grade Singles to Ben Boehm

Congratulations to Ben Boehm (Forrest Park) on winning the GC State B Grade Singles. Dan Ryan (York) was the runner-up.  16 players took part, including five players from four different country clubs.  Click here for results. 

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EOI’s for GC Squads

Expressions of Interest are now open for the following 3 Golf Croquet squads for the 2019-20 season: State Squad, State Support Squad (which replaces the Development Squad), and the Development Group.

Please send an Expression of Interest to Martin Clarke before November 10th 2019. Selectors will pick the State Squad and the State Support Squad from the list of expressions. If you are not selected into either of these squads you will automatically be placed into the Development Group. You can also express an interest for the Development Group only. The Development Group will be coached by Matthew Whitfield. Venues and times will be finalised based on the makeup of the group.

The two higher squads will be coached by Martin Clarke. Dates are already in the Croquetwest calendar, some venues are yet to be finalised.

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AC State Development Squad Coach Applications

Applications are invited, from suitably qualified coaches (current Level 1), for the position of Croquetwest AC State Development Coach.

The AC Development Squad is selected annually and generally consists of 5 or 6 early career players who are seen to have development potential. The AC Development Squad Coach is expected to assist this group to reach their potential and improve their playing skills.  This is generally done in the form of “coaching days” where the group meets to undertake exercises and playing under coaching supervision.  The appointed coach will be encouraged to determine their own regime, best suited to the group.

Interested coaches should contact Sandra Stevenson (0414 789 920), Croquetwest State Coaching Director, for discussion and further details, preferrably by 30th October 2019.

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GC State Team Update

Alan Sands will now be playing in the GC State Team, to be played at Cairnlea, Victoria on the 11th to 15th Sept for the Interstate Shield. Alan replaces Marty Clarke, who will continue as team coach.

WA will represented by 8 men and 6 women in the Men’s and Women’s Singles to be held before the Interstate Shield. Best of luck also to Brett McHardy in the Gold Medal event.

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Croquetwest Trophy Presentation

Croquetwest’s Trophy Presentation will be held on the 21st September 2019 starting at 2pm, at the Forrest Park Croquet Club, 66 Harold St, Mt Lawley.

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Como 14 40

Como Croquet Club is offering a free introduction and coaching for the 14/40 shortened form  of Croquet – 14 hoops in 40 minutes. Click here for more information. Have a go! Just turn up on the day!

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