We are the State Sporting Association responsible for croquet across Victoria and Southern New South Wales.
Established on 18 June 1914 as the Victorian Croquet Association Inc., we trade as Croquet Victoria.
Under our current rules, we lead and develop croquet in Victoria by coordinating and supporting Association Croquet, Golf Croquet, Ricochet and Gateball, played in 89 clubs across 13 regional associations.
We are committed to ensuring that children who participate in our activities have a safe and happy experience.
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The magazine of Croquet Victoria.
Download the latest edition (June 2019), or browse the archive of older editions.
Visiting the Victorian Croquet Centre
The Victorian Croquet Centre, our headquarters, is the perfect venue for
your event. It is available for hire to
Corporations, Businesses, Community Groups, Individuals and Family Groups
for events with or without croquet.
The purpose-built facility in Cairnlea, in the western suburbs of Melbourne,
features 12 full size courts and a state-of-the-art pavilion. The
function area seats 200, with a licensed bar and a commercial kitchen, and
overlooks manicured grass courts.
Enquiries and Bookings [venue65.com.au]
Here is a map [google.com] of all the clubs in Victoria.
To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder
17th WCF Association Croquet World Championships
The 2020 AC World Championships will be hosted by the Victorian Croquet Association on behalf of the Australian Croquet Association.
See the event website for more information.
Eire Cup Returns to Victoria
After five days of strenuous play, Victoria was undefeated and regains the Eire Cup.
From left: Elaine Coverdale, Chris Grant, Stephen Forster (captain), Kevin Beard, Tricia Devlin (vice-captain), Lewis Mercer, Gail Hopkins, Kerri-Ann Organ, David Johnston (reserve).
Simon Watkins (Brighton), representing Victoria, won Croquet Australia's Gold Medal in Association Croquet.
Photo by: Alix Verge
2019 Golf Croquet State Team
The Victorian Golf Croquet State Team has been announced. The following players will compete for the Interstate Shield in September.
State Team: Terry Hopkins (Captain), Judy Wembridge (Vice Captain), Kevin Beard, Tricia Devlin, Wendy Dickson, Gail Hopkins, Darren McLoughlin, John van der Touw.
Reserves: Chris Eiffert, John Grieve.
Vic A Team: John Grieve (Captain), Lester Hughes (Vice Captain), Elaine Coverdale, Chris Eiffert, Richard Parks, Ian Petersen, Chas Quinn, Jack Williams.
Horsham CC needs your support!
Horsham Croquet Club, which has been going since 1924, is facing a challenge to their existence - a consultants' report to their local council has proposed that their club and the adjacent tennis club be demolished in favour of a new indoor sports stadium.
Details are provided on the Horsham CC web page.
Croquet Victoria has recently identified Horsham CC as a regional centre for croquet, and Horsham is hosting the AC Country Regionals next year, using its own courts and the tennis courts which are also under threat.
If you have played at Horsham CC, or your club has been involved with them, you may wish to email them a message of support. Write to email@example.com with a copy to Croquet Vic - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foggy start for Morwell GC Doubles
The croquet gods finally smiled on Morwell Croquet Club for its annual Golf Croquet Doubles Tournament held over the weekend of 6 and 7 July. Players from clubs across Gippsland as well as some from Drysdale and Melbourne took to the Morwell courts for a big weekend of croquet.
After the wild and wet weather endured by players and referees during last year's tournament, Saturday started with some early morning fog followed by a very pleasant day for croquet. Sunday was slightly chillier, but not a drop of rain in sight. Got to be happy with that.
Inaugural Rich River Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles
The Rich River croquet courts were busy on 15 and 16 June when the Club hosted 40 players from 11 Victorian and NSW clubs competing in the inaugural Rich River Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles Tournament.
Over the two days 91 games were played in two round robin blocks, with the winners of the blocks meeting in a final.
Croquet: a hit for health!
Croquet Victoria has just published a video on Youtube - Croquet: a hit for health - which we commissioned to showcase the health benefits of croquet.
It's directed at allied health professionals who may be looking for a new sport for their patients.
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