Croquet Victoria
Advancing Croquet in Victoria

Coaching

News

Sport Australia has developed a new Coaching Plan Template to complement the Community Coaching & Essential Skills course.

Use the template as you progress through the course, after you complete it, or when you want to review and reflect on your coaching. It can be downloaded from module 4 here: Resources | Australian Sports Commission [ausport.com.au]

Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) has introduced a Child Safeguarding in Sport eLearning Course, which is available from the SIA eLearning website at https://elearning.sportintegrity.gov.au/.

The Croquet Australia Board strongly encourages all members with contact with children and especially all coaches and referees, whom Croquet Australia policies require to hold WWCC, to complete this course.

No cost for coaching manuals to VCA coaches

At the ACA meeting of 13 Jan 2021 the directors decided that ACA would provided free of charge the coaching manuals as follows:

General principles and presenter manuals along with all disciplines Level 3 and 4 manual.

HPM will purchase their manuals out of their ACA budget.

VCA have agreed once again to cover the cost for Level 1 and 2 manuals for its coaches in Victoria.

Pre-requisites

Here you can download the application form (updated 6 October, 2021) for each mallet sport code (AC, GC, Gateball, Ricochet).

Please complete the application form and send to coachingnull@nullcroquetvic.asn.au including a copy of your WWCC certificate.

All existing coaches should already be using their logbook to keep an up-to-date record of their coaching activities. The new National Coaching Program requires all coaches to log their coaching hours, in order to meet SportAus requirements for record-keeping.

To be eligible for training as a coach there are certain pre-requisites that MUST be met before attending any coaching program. Please review the relevant section of Eligibility for Training to make sure you meet the criteria before applying.

Coaching Skills

Working With Children Check

Please note: A valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) is now an ACA prerequisite for attendance at all coach training.

Coaches, even non-certified 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 [workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au]

WWCC NSW [service.nsw.gov.au]

Useful information on the web

  • Why Women Coaches Matter - WCA Launch Event 2020 [online], 23 November 2020.
    Join the co-founders of the Women's Coaching Association (WCA), Aish Ravi and Julia Hay, for a free online webinar about women in coaching roles across all sports.
    [Women's Coaching Association]

Two papers by Jenny Clarke

Aussie Croquet - A Mallet Sport for Schools

The Croquet Australia Academy

More information

Contact the State Coordinator of Coaching for more information.

State Coordinator of Coaching
Maurice Cevaal-Hewitt
0409 362947
coaching @ croquetvic . asn . au

VCA Coaches

This is a list of Certified Coaches in Victoria on 19 Jul 2024.

P denotes a Presenter/Assessor.

Region Club VCA ID Name AC GB GC RIC Certified Until

Ballarat and District

Ballarat Alexandra

37662

Sue Chandler

1

1

2027-05-27

Ballarat and District

Ballarat Alexandra

37013

David Johnston

2

2

2025-03-23

Ballarat and District

Ballarat Alexandra

14189

Clifford Mccann

1

2026-11-26

Ballarat and District

Ballarat Western

14215

Alan Leviston

1

2027-04-22

Bayside

Sandringham

28

Julie Adams

1

2027-09-10

Bayside

Sandringham

38078

Malcolm Bradbury

1

2027-09-10

Bayside

Sandringham

1566

Raymond Davis

2

2025-03-23

Bayside

Sandringham

38221

Tom Dixon

2

2027-09-10

Bayside

Sandringham

36719

Liz McConnell

1

2027-09-10

Bayside

Sandringham

38009

Andrew White

1

2027-09-10

Eastern Metro

Ivanhoe Park

7836

Terry Chase

2

2027-09-10

Eastern Metro

Ivanhoe Park

38717

Jeff Rowe

2

2027-09-10

Eastern Metro

Kew

15019

Philip Brown

3

2025-09-01

Eastern Metro

Kew

11181

Mike Cohn

3

2027-08-21

Eastern Metro

Kew

7869

Maxine Maclachlan

2

2027-09-23

Eastern Metro

Kew

38656

Clare Newton

1

2024-09-01

Eastern Metro

Kew

36849

John Oudyn

1

2026-11-07

Eastern Metro

Kew

38655

David Pryor

2

2P

2028-06-02

Eastern Metro

Lilydale

37830

Glenn Crook

1

2028-01-20

Eastern Metro

Lilydale

37579

John Thomson

1

2028-02-20

Eastern Metro

MCC

11007

Graham Fahey

3

2027-08-21

Eastern Metro

MCC

12959

Thomas Kudelka

2

2025-03-23

Eastern Metro

MCC

16178

Ian Philpott

3

2027-08-21

Eastern Metro

MCC

38635

Trevor Taylor

2

2027-08-21

Eastern Metro

Monash

38477

Helen Edwards

2

2027-09-10

Eastern Metro

Monash

15168

Kaye Molyneux

2

2027-09-10

Eastern Metro

Monash

36645

Roslyn Smith

1

2028-02-20

Eastern Metro

Monash

11060

John van der Touw

2

3P

2027-09-10

Eastern Metro

Ringwood

12808

Chris Grant

3

2025-03-23

Eastern Metro

Ringwood

39880

Phill Shattock

2

2028-01-20

Geelong

Belmont

11258

Cherry Bluff

2

2028-03-04

Geelong

Belmont

12450

Kevin Bluff

2

2028-03-04

Geelong

Belmont

2171

Stephen Forster

4P

2025-03-23

Geelong

Geelong Eastern Park

14986

Anthony Pye

1

2

2028-03-24

Gippsland

Bairnsdale

11149

Jim Clement

3

2025-03-23

Gippsland

Bairnsdale

12247

Dennis Saxton

1

2027-03-12

Gippsland

Lakes Entrance

37783

David Barrett

3

2028-02-10

Gippsland

Lakes Entrance

37996

Alan Drayton

2

2028-02-11

Gippsland

Traralgon

38529

Shane Downie

3

2028-02-01

Gippsland

Warragul

36738

Heather Lees

2

2026-06-17

Goldfields

Bendigo

14667

Peter Martyn

2

2027-02-19

Goldfields

Castlemaine

1643

Patricia Devlin

3

2025-03-23

Goldfields

Eaglehawk

39455

Laurence Frogley

1

2027-02-19

Goldfields

Eaglehawk

36847

Barbara Lomas

1

2027-02-19

Goldfields

Eaglehawk

36310

Judith Merrett

1

2027-02-19

Goldfields

Eaglehawk

39465

Ken Merrett

1

2027-02-19

Goldfields

Maryborough

12341

Graeme Jones

3

1

2026-11-26

Goulburn Valley

Deniliquin

36722

Fred Littmann

2

2027-12-04

Goulburn Valley

Echuca Moama

36499

John Alstin

1

1

2025-06-07

Goulburn Valley

Mooroopna

37981

John Young

2

2

2027-05-01

Goulburn Valley

Numurkah

12252

Louise Vale

1

2025-06-07

Goulburn Valley

Rich River

594

Kenn Boal

4P

2025-03-23

Goulburn Valley

Rich River

2478

Marjorie Grant

2

2

2027-05-01

Goulburn Valley

Rich River

38617

Cherie Lessing

2

2028-02-01

Goulburn Valley

Rich River

38513

Sandra Retallick

1

2028-02-01

Goulburn Valley

Rich River

37109

Russell Smyth

2

1

2027-05-01

Goulburn Valley

Shepparton

37693

Louise Comer

1

2027-05-01

Murray Valley

Mildura

38169

Lorraine Powell

2

2028-02-18

Murray Valley

Mildura

39345

John Powell

1

2028-02-18

Murray Valley

Red Cliffs

38739

Phil Hensman

1

2027-06-18

North Eastern

Beechworth

15036

Allan Holt

1

2025-06-15

North Eastern

Howlong Golf Resort

37575

Rodney Bensley

2

2028-05-29

North Eastern

Howlong Golf Resort

36930

Susanne Nielsen

1

2025-06-10

North Eastern

Twin City

14798

Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt

1

1

2025-02-04

North Eastern

Twin City

36770

Maurice Cevaal-Hewitt

2P

2P

3P

2P

2027-05-01

North Eastern

Wodonga

7937

Michael Matthews

1

2025-06-15

North Eastern

Wodonga

37855

Dawn McQuilton

1

2025-06-15

Northern District

Quarry Hill

14354

Chris Eiffert

2P

3P

2025-03-23

Northern District

Quarry Hill

11097

Bill Humphreys

2P

2

2025-03-23

Northern District

Quarry Hill

37209

Irene Murdoch

1

2027-05-23

Northern District

Quarry Hill

13035

Terrence Potter

1

2027-02-19

South East Metro

Mornington

38781

John Carr

2

2028-03-24

South East Metro

Mornington

38436

Geoff Hilton

1

2026-11-07

South East Metro

Mornington

11284

Pamela Mason

1

2028-06-01

South East Metro

Mornington

39135

Janine Sisson

2

2028-03-23

South East Metro

Mornington

36822

Terry Walsh

2

2028-06-01

South East Metro

RNB

36820

William Manwaring

3P

2025-03-23

South East Metro

RNB

36663

Terri Manwaring

2

2027-09-10

South East Metro

Rosebud Village Glen

39933

Bob Moir

1

2028-02-01

South Western

Warrnambool

36726

Cheryl O'Dwyer

2

2025-03-26

Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports

Brunswick

412

Kevin Beard

4

3

2027-03-23

Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports

Brunswick

14694

Kate Patrick

2

2

2025-03-23

Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports

Brunswick

38702

Andrew Wootton

2

2025-03-23

Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports

Essendon

7379

David Wren

2

2025-03-23

Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports

Williamstown

9239

Claire Keating

1

2026-11-07

Wimmera

Dimboola

39817

Ricky Charleswworth

1

2027-11-19

Wimmera

Dimboola

15078

John Moar

1

2027-11-19

Wimmera

Dimboola

36706

Charles Rees

1

2027-11-19

Wimmera

Dimboola

38545

Kelly Walker

1

2027-11-19

Wimmera

Horsham

12030

Donna Frost

1

2027-11-18

Wimmera

Horsham

12923

Rae Hill

1

2027-11-18

Wimmera

Horsham

12003

Marjorie Wiedermann

1

2027-11-18