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Club page - Brunswick Mallet Sports Club

About us


In Brunswick Park, Victoria Street, Brunswick, between Sydney Road and Pearson, next to West Brunswick Tennis Club - Melway 29 E6.
Enter via Pearson Street to get into the carpark close to the club entrance.

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Visitors are welcome to join us on:
Sundays: 11 am to 3 pm, golf
Mondays: 4 pm to 8 pm, association. Shared meal at cost. Email Kate if you'd like to join in,
Wednesdays: 9 am to 12 noon, golf; 4 pm to 8 pm, association
Saturdays: 10 am to noon, golf or association.

Mallets and balls provided. Just wear comfortable clothes (no long skirts) and flat shoes.

There is also gateball practice at Brunswick, usually on the first Sunday of the month, from 1 to 3 pm.
Other weeks, gateball practice is from 1 pm to 3 pm at either Kew or Essendon Croquet Clubs.
Contact Philip Brown ( for details of sessions and venues.

We charge a green fee of $5 a day - for local residents, though, your first session is free.
At our 2019 Annual General Meeting we decided not to charge members a green fee, however we are charging players a $2 Lights fee if they play after dark (except on Monday).
If you are playing gateball you will need to check with Essendon and Kew for their green fees.

We run regular GC beginners course in conjunction with U3A Moreland. If you'd like to join a course, do get in touch via our email,
AC beginners coaching is available every Monday evening from 5 pm. Book with Kate via email if you'd like to come -

Jenny and Chris Clarke, of NZ, are constantly extending a wonderful resource for GC and AC croquet players. See

Contact us

Club President
Donna Appleby
0419 554 114
bmscshare @ gmail . com

Club Secretary
Pam Leith
9386 6323
bmscshare @ gmail . com

Club Treasurer
Bruce Macgregor
dbmac_1951 @ hotmail . com

Club Contact
Donna Appleby
0419 554 114
dappleby14 . da @ gmail . com

Coaching Contact
Bruce Macgregor
dbmac_1951 @ hotmail . com

Full Members List

Postal Address
PO Box 154, Brunswick West, 3055

Clubhouse Phone
03 9387 9239

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Brunswick info

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Why mallet sports?

Brunswick MSC encourages members to learn different versions of the game: golf, association, and gateball. Gateball is a fast moving team game, golf croquet is sociable, association combines billiards and chess on grass (if you like pool, you'll really take to association croquet).

Like to give croquet a go?

Do drop by! We're a friendly lot and we're keen to encourage new members. Check out our YouTube clip! made by Angelo Butera...
Members pay a club membership sub plus dues for affiliation with the Australian and Victorian Croquet Associations (covers insurance) - not required if you already pay this via another club.
You can join online via our SurveyMonkey form, or just come along to the club and sign up.

We have a Facebook group where you can check out current news...

Looking for competition, or a social game?

Brunswick includes members who enjoy competing in tournaments and competitions while others come along for a social game and don't want to enter competitions. Our aim is for us all to value and support each other. Seems to be working well.

We celebrate success. We also enjoy ourselves, as at our inaugural Annual Dinner, where John van der Touw spoke on his croquet career. See the pics on our Facebook page

August update

Next Play and Pizza night is Friday 6 September 2019. Play from 4 pm, pizza ordered at 6 pm.

Congratulations to Bill Hadden who won the club championship in both AC and GC.

Brunswick has a considerable number of members competing in the Spring season of Shield (GC) and Pennant (AC):

  • two teams in section 1 of the Level Play Metro Shield
  • two teams in the Handicap Metro Shield
  • three members playing in combined teams (with Kew and with Essendon) in the Metro Pennant.
  • three members hopefully playing in a new Thursday evening AC competition.
  • Good luck to all! Have a great season.

    Available for functions and corporate events

    Our clubhouse is available for the local community to have events (see pic below), and for corporate events, such as group building, and end of year parties. Competitive rates for groups of 20 to 50 people. Phone or email Donna Appleby on 0419 554 114 or at for more information or to check availability.
    You can also complete our booking form online.

    Brunswick Mallet Sports Club
    Inc A0003329R

    Tournament information

    Information is displayed here for club tournaments from the current and previous seasons.

    Association tournament info

    Electric Light 2020

    Tournament Notice not available.

    (-3.0 to 11.0) Dates 06 Feb 20 - 09 Feb 20

    Contact - Kate Patrick 0403 108 215

    Electric Light 2020

    Tournament Notice not available.

    (12.0 to 20.0) Dates 30 Jan 20 - 02 Feb 20

    Contact - Kate Patrick 0403 108 215

    Brunswick Open Tournament (Electric Light) 2019

    Winner (range -3.0 to 2.5)
    Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga)

    Runner-up: Simon Watkins (Brighton)

    Winner (range 4.0 to 11.0)
    Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga )

    Runner-up: Paul Lund (Williamstown)

    Winner (range 12.0 to 16.0)
    Geoff Tennant (Elsternwick)

    Runner-up: Mark Wilson (Brunswick)

    Winner (range 18.0 to 20.0)
    John Watts (Kew)

    Runner-up: Amy Tennant (Elsternwick)

    Contact - Kate Patrick 0403 108 215 katepatrickoz @ gmail . com

    Golf tournament info

    Invitation 2019

    Tournament Notice not available.

    (-6.0 to 20.0) Dates 30 Nov 19 - 01 Dec 19

    Contact - Bruce McGregor 0438 873 693

    BMSC Invitational Masters 2018

    Winner (range -6.0 to 3.0)
    Judith Wembridge (Bairnsdale)

    Runner-up: Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga )

    Contact - Bruce Macgregor dbmac_1951 @ hotmail . com

    Recent member successes

    Lesley Skinner & Ian Harrowfield (Essendon)
    WMCMA Easter GC Handicap Doubles Tournament 2019
    Range 0.0 to 10.0

    Greg Hill
    Essendon AC Open Div 1 & 2 2019
    Range 1.5 to 4.0

    Rachel Gee
    Brunswick Open Tournament (Electric Light) 2019
    Range -3.0 to 2.5

    Mark Wilson
    Brunswick Open Tournament (Electric Light) 2019
    Range 12.0 to 16.0

    Greg Hill
    Williamstown Open 2018
    Range -3.0 to 6.0

    Bruce Macgregor
    Open Tournament 2018
    Range 6.0 to 12.0

    Lorna Clarkson & Val Stevenson (Bairnsdale)
    Open Tournament (Doubles) 2018
    Range -6.0 to 20.0