Croquet Victoria
Advancing Croquet in Victoria


The Croquet Australia Coaching System

Presenter-Assessors that can accredit coaches

Kenn Boal Rich River Level 1 (F) AC, GC & RIC
Philip Brown Kew Level 1 (F) Gateball
Jim Clement Sarsfield Level 1 (F) GC
Ruth Duffy Corowa Level 1 (F) AC, GC & RIC
Stephen Forster Belmont Level 1 (F) AC
Maria Harvey Beechworth Level 1 (F) GC
Lester Hughes Williamstown Level 1 (F) GC
Bill Humphreys Golden Square Level 1 (F) AC
John van der TouwMonash Level 1 (F) AC & GC

Current happenings and projected timeline for further developments

The coaching accreditation structure is based on:

  • the coaching process rather than the code being coached.
  • a single unified structure designed to meet the needs of all four codes (AC, GC, Ricochet and Gateball).
  • addressing the needs of players.
  • industry standard Competency Based Training (CBT) as opposed to curriculum based training.
  • coaches may choose to be endorsed for multiple codes (AC, GC, Ricochet and Gateball).
  • accreditation under this system is for four years.
  • all coaches accredited under the past system (0,1 and B) will be required to reaccredit under current system prior to their renewal date.

Levels of Coaching

Assistant Coach (A) No release date.
Foundation Coach Level 1 (F) One-day course, teaching players how to be a coach, whilst underpinning good mallet skills: Grips; Stalking; Stance; Swing and follow through. Teaching the rationale for developing a consistent routine for every shot. Hence helping players to learn and enjoy the game through correct mallet skills from the start.
Club Coach Level 2 (L2) Is able to coach players who want to improve and can compile coaching and practice programs. The L2 coach knows how to extend players, can teach tactics and assists players to produce their own improvement programs. Pilot date to be confirmed.
Development Coach Level 3 (L3) Is able to coach effectively for high-level competitions throughout Australia, by assisting players in devising long-term development plans and advise on drills to achieve the player's goals. No release date.
Tactical Coach Level 4 (L4) Higher performance management, or other specialist skills. No release date.
Elite Coach Level 5 (L5) This Coach will be trained to motivate and lift players into the elite categories of performance. No release date.
Under 21 Coach (U21) Before a coach can be accredited under this category the coach will have provided evidence of their Working with Children Check from the State(s) they Coach. No release date.
Team Coach (TM) No release date.

Accreditation under this system is for four years. All coaches accredited under the past system (0,1,2 and B) will be required to reaccredit under the new system as their current accreditation expires. Coaches may choose to reaccredit prior to the expiration date.


Those who wish to become accredited coaches must first complete the Australian Sports Commission online course Community Coaching General Principles, which is available at

After completing the course, please complete the application form (download below) and send to including a copy of your Community Coaching General Principles certificate.

Working With Children Check

As State Coordinator of Coaching, I advise all coaches to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC). As coaches we need to comply with this legislation in the state(s) we coach.

Coaches, even non-accredited members who are coaching U18s require WWCC, as it is classed as child-related work, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Anyone who is in any way imparting knowledge is deemed to be working with children.

Clubs that run programs for school groups, youth groups etc, will require all members who coach the youth to have WWCC; this includes school groups accompanied by Dept. of Education members/employees who previously supervised club members' contact.

WWCC Victoria []



More information

Contact the State Coordinator of Coaching for more information.

State Coordinator of Coaching
Ruth Duffy
0418 415368

VCA Coaches

This is a list of Accredited Coaches in Victoria on 21 Jul 2018.

Region Club ACA ID Name AC GB GC RIC Accredited Until
Ballarat and DistrictBallarat Alexandra2663Gwen HamiltonF2022-01-30
Ballarat and DistrictBallarat Alexandra37013David JohnstonFF2022-01-30
Ballarat and DistrictBallarat Western12780Nancy HatherellF2021-08-28
BaysideBrighton12440Jane AlcornF2022-04-13
BaysideBrighton1065Lesley CavalierFF2020-07-03
BaysideBrighton14137Alan WestFF2021-08-28
BaysideSandringham1566Raymond DavisFF2021-08-28
Eastern MetroKew15019Philip BrownF2021-11-18
Eastern MetroKew11181Mike CohnFF2021-08-28
Eastern MetroMCC11007Graham FaheyF2021-02-14
Eastern MetroMCC12959Thomas KudelkaFF2021-08-28
Eastern MetroMCC11299Helen WorladgeF2021-02-14
Eastern MetroMCC14904Wayne WorladgeF2021-02-14
Eastern MetroMonash15168Kaye MolyneuxF2021-11-02
Eastern MetroMonash36645Roslyn SmithF2022-06-01
Eastern MetroMonash11060John van der TouwFF2021-08-28
GeelongBelmont2171Stephen ForsterF2021-08-28
GeelongBelmont16092Ian PetersenFF2021-08-28
GeelongGeelong Eastern Park14986Anthony PyeF2021-08-28
GeelongQueenscliff5577Roger RichmondF2022-04-28
GeelongQueenscliff5576Laurene RichmondF2022-04-28
GippslandPhillip Island11101David MannFF2021-05-24
GippslandSarsfield11149Jim ClementF2020-07-03
Goulburn ValleyMooroopna2588Margaret GunnF2021-04-03
Goulburn ValleyNumurkah12862Kevin Hansen02020-02-08
Goulburn ValleyNumurkah3952Lois Lowe02020-02-08
Goulburn ValleyNumurkah14682Ellen ReedF2021-12-08
Goulburn ValleyRich River594Kenn BoalFFF2020-07-04
Goulburn ValleyRich River2478Marjorie Grant02020-02-08
Goulburn ValleyShepparton36629Margaret Gleeson02020-02-08
Goulburn ValleyShepparton14346June Hoge02020-02-08
North EasternBeechworth14611Maria HarveyF2020-07-03
North EasternBeechworth15036Allan HoltF2021-12-10
North Eastern Corowa Civic36686Ruth DuffyFFF2021-04-03
North EasternTwin City14798Sarina Cevaal-HewittFF2021-04-03
North EasternTwin City36770Maurice Cevaal-HewittFF2021-04-03
North EasternWalla Walla9200Belle CahillF2021-06-17
Northern DistrictGolden Square11097Bill HumphreysFF 2021-08-28
Northern DistrictMaryborough12341Graeme Jones12019-02-27
Northern DistrictMaryborough12904Martin Mackay12019-02-27
Northern DistrictQuarry Hill14354Chris EiffertFF2021-08-28
South East MetroBriars Heritage36550Lewis GordonFF2022-04-13
South East MetroBriars Heritage16145Maureen GordonFF2022-04-13
South East MetroFrankston14599Robert LoutitF2021-08-28
South East MetroFrankston14598Lynette LoutitF2021-08-28
South East MetroMornington11225Colin MartinF2020-07-03
South East MetroMornington7882Peter SpeedieF2021-08-28
South East MetroRosebud Village Glen13421Alan JenkinsF2021-08-28
South East MetroSorrento36820William ManwaringF2021-11-02
South WesternTerang4971Eric O'DonnellFF2021-08-28
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrimbank14414Lilian Jurey12019-02-27
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick12563Donna Appleby12019-01-19
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick14933Roy Billington12019-01-19
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick14885Bruce Macgregor12019-01-19
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick14694Kate PatrickFF2020-07-04
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick14695Mark WilsonF2020-07-04
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsEssendon2654Shirley Hallinan12019-01-19
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsWilliamstown970Marie CalthorpeFF2020-07-03
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsWilliamstown9232Lester HughesF2020-07-03
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