Players - World Championship

The players listed below will compete in the World Championship.

Players in the list are invited to send in your player biographies and photos.

Australia
John Arney
Kevin Beard

Kevin Beard is a member of the Essendon Croquet Club and the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort...

Wendy Dickson

Wendy Dickson is a member of Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort Croquet Club and Essendon...

Greg Fletcher

Years ago Greg Fletcher, 25, started croquet with his brothers (Malcolm and Robert) as an extra-...

Peter Freer

Peter Freer discovered croquet in 1981 when his work-team hired a lawn at the Canberra Croquet...

Jamie Gumbrell

Jamie is 16 years old. He is in his last year of school in Canberra (ACT), Australia. Jamie was...

David Hanbidge

David is from Jervis Bay in NSW and is a member of Nowra Croquet Club. This is his second year...

Barry Haydon

Barry commenced playing GC very socially about 10 years ago when his body was no longer capable...

Gail Hopkins

Gail Hopkins is a member of the Essendon Croquet Club and has been an avid croquet player since...

Terry Hopkins

Terry Hopkins is a member of Essendon Croquet Club and brings a background of achievement in a...

Lester Hughes

Lester Hughes, in the eight years since he took up Croquet, has played in three...

Geoffrey Jamieson

I took up croquet in October 2010 after being taught by a Canadian couple on a cruise ship doing...

Peter Landrebe

This will be my second GC worlds, and very much looking forward to the challenge. I love...

John Levick

I am 74 years old and have been playing association croquet for more than 30 years with...

Ronald McBride
Brett McHardy
Chris McWhirter
Peter Montague

I learned to play croquet at Brighton in South Australia nearly nine years ago. Since moving to...

Peter Nicholson
Anne Quinn

Anne Quinn is a member of the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort Croquet Club and the Essendon...

Geoff Reilley
Alison Sharpe

Alison Sharpe has much enjoyed playing competitive croquet for the past 12 years. While she has...

Charles Sharpe

Charlie Sharpe, while playing croquet sporadically from 2012, started taking competitive croquet...

Lawrie Simpson

Some years after retiring from my financial planning practice I was invited by friends for my...

John van der Touw

John van der Touw took up croquet in 2005 after retiring as a scientist with CSIRO. His home...

Alix Verge

Alix started playing croquet in 2003 when her physical condition left the choice of only croquet...

Judith Wembridge
Edward Wilson

Edward (EJ) Wilson started playing croquet 5 years ago and it was love at first sight. 

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Canada
John Richardson

John started playing Golf Croquet in 2011 after accompanying his father, Douglas Richardson, to...

Egypt
Hisham Abu Osbaa
Sherif Abu Osbaa
Nihal Ahmed
Moustafa Eissa
Hassan El Bibani
Amr El Ibieri
Ahmed El Mahdi
Nadine El Menoufi
Hamy Erian
Omar Fahmy
Salah Hassan
Khaled Kamal
Mohamed Karem
Tarek Mamdouh
Maram Nabil
Ahmed Nasr
Mohamed Nasr
Khalad Tharwat
Walid Wahban
Mohamed Walid
Hisham Yassin
England
Richard Brooks

I started playing Croquet in 2005 having become hooked after watching some of the previous year’...

John-Paul Moberly

John-Paul started playing croquet in 2011 at his local club Croquet Durham in North-East England...

Stephen Mulliner

Stephen Mulliner, 63, took up tournament croquet as a Cambridge undergraduate in 1976....

Ireland
Kieran Murphy

Kieran was lucky enough to be introduced to croquet in school when he was 16. The game quickly...

Evan Newell
New Zealand
Brian Bullen
Dennis Bulloch

Began playing croquet in 1969.  Losing finalist in Brighton, 2004 World Championships.  Plays in...

John Christie
Jenny Clarke

Dr Jenny Clarke is a senior lecturer in sport science and coordinator of the Bachelor of Sport...

Angus Coulter

I am 16 years old and are a Year 12 student at Trident High School in Whakatane.  I was first...

George Coulter

I first started playing croquet in 2011 with my grandparents in a community ‘Have a Go Day’ and...

Mike Crashley

Mike Crashley was born in Lincolnshire, England and migrated to New Zealand in 1973.  Mike was...

Duncan Dixon
Joshua Freeth

Josh Freeth started playing croquet when he was 16 years old in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Lachlan Hughes

I am 19 years old and have been playing croquet since I was 11. I was introduced to the game as...

Hamish McIntosh

Hamish started playing croquet in 2007 at the age of 17 and has been fortunate enough to...

Hemi McLaren

I have had a full 2016 year of academic and social challenges, with a move to Christchurch to...

Felix Webby

I started playing croquet about three years ago. My family and I played with a backyard set and...

Geoff Young

One of 4 family members which include wife Phyllis, daughter Dallas Cooke, and granddaughter...

Norway
Roar Michalsen

Roar Michalsen is 56 years old and has played croquet for 27 years. He was a key member of the...

South Africa
Reg Bamford

Born in 1967, Reg is married with two sons. A South African Chartered Accountant by training,...

Spain
Manuel Marcos

I am Manuel Marcos Fal from Sevilla, Spain.
I began playing Golf Croquet at the Real Club...

Sweden
Joakim Norback

Joakim grew up in Eskilstuna, Sweden where he was born in 1972. Along with some friends he...

Switzerland
Arthur Graf

Arthur Graf was born on the 12th March 1957 and is father of a beautiful daughter. He is a...

United States
Sherif Abdelwahab

Sherif has been playing GC since he was a young man.  He won the US GC National Championship in...

Cheryl Bromley

Cheryl began playing croquet in 2007 and was the Director of Croquet at the Hillsboro Club in...

Matt Griffith

Matt began playing croquet at a very young age in his Grandparents yard. In 1980 he played in...

Mohammad Kamal

Mohammad Kamal is a medical doctor born in Washington DC and raised in Egypt. He started playing...

Wales
Ian Burridge

Ian Burridge, 46, was born in Aberdare, Wales.  He began playing croquet at school at the age of...

David Walters

David Walters was born in Gorseinon, near Swansea, in South Wales and attended...