Changes on VCA Council
Croquet Victoria has a new Treasurer.
The 2017/18 Annual General Meeting of Croquet Victoria elected Jim Saunders OAM as Treasurer, succeeding Brian Rowe, who has retired from the position.
Jim's background is in dairy farming, farm politics and agricultural education. Since retiring he has been heavily involved in Golf Croquet, competing locally, nationally and overseas, and he has contributed significantly to croquet administration in Victoria.
Victorian succeeds in Queensland
Congratulations to Kevin Beard, who has just won three Queensland titles: the AC singles and the AC men's singles, along with the GC doubles - the doubles in partnership with John Levick of Newcastle (NSW).
News Date: 2017-06-22
Posted by: Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt
Posted on: 2017-06-23
News Type: General
Heard any stories about croquet lately?
The past twelve months have been amazing for Croquet Victoria and Croquet Australia.
Any difficulties currently faced by the Royal Croquet Club are entirely unconnected with Croquet Victoria, a fact made clear to Tom Elliott of 3AW when speaking to the Croquet Victoria Secretary on Thursday afternoon 22 June 2017.
There is a world of difference between the Royal Croquet Club - a popular entertainment event in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane - and the mallet sport croquet.
Croquet Victoria won the Golf Croquet Interstate Shield and the Association Croquet interstate Eire Cup, and it hosted two World events at Cairnlea and four satellite venues. Our Australian team, which included three Victorians, returned home from international competition in the US with the MacRobertson Shield, for the first time in 82 years.
Yes, Tom Elliott, we are in 'rude' health - 'strong and hearty'.
Next steps on Croquet Vic Strategic Plan
The June meeting of Council approved action to take forward the Croquet Vic Strategic Plan in 2017 and 2018.
This includes work on governance, membership, image and capability.
Croquet legend honoured
At its Annual General Meeting on 19 June 2017, Croquet Victoria elected Owen Edwards as a Life Member.
At the meeting, Owen was described as a croquet legend: as a player, an ambassador for croquet, a referee, and a renowned expert on the laws of Association Croquet and the Rules of Golf Croquet.
Owen has been playing croquet for over 30 years, since taking up the game in 1984.