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About Croquet Victoria

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 88 clubs across 13 regional associations.

We are committed to ensuring that children who participate in our activities have a safe and happy experience.

Read more about the advantages of affiliation.

Find a Club Near You

Here is a map [google.com] of all the clubs in Victoria.

To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder.

Malletsports Victoria

The magazine of Croquet Victoria.

Download the latest edition (January 2020), or browse the archive of older editions.

Visiting the Victorian Croquet Centre

The Victorian Croquet Centre, our headquarters, is a purpose-built facility in Cairnlea, in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

To find a place to stay close to the VCC, see Nearby Accommodation.

To order promotional merchandise for your club, use the Order Form.

What's New?

17th WCF Association Croquet World Championships

The 2020 AC World Championships were hosted by the Victorian Croquet Association on behalf of the Australian Croquet Association.

See the event website for more information.

2020 Association Croquet State Team

The Victorian AC State Team met at Cairnlea on January 11 to prepare for the defence of the Eire Cup in Brisbane in March.

Back Row: Kevin Beard, Stephen Forster (Captain), Claire Bassett, Lois Kirk, David Johnston, Chris Grant.

Front Row: Elaine Coverdale, Tricia Devlin (Vice Captain), Gail Hopkins, Simon Watkins.

2019 Golf Croquet State Team

Women: Judy Wembridge (Captain), Tricia Devlin, Wendy Dickson, Gail Hopkins.

Men: Kevin Beard (Vice Captain), John Grieve, Darren McLoughlin, John van der Touw.

Reserve: Chris Eiffert.

News

2020-02-22

 

WCF 2020 Association Croquet World Championship

A personal account from Pete Landrebe:

Wow ! what an event to be part of as a player and a spectator.

The Australian players were all able to enter this event with good confidence and expectation of result. We knew the lawn conditions and knew how to handle what only western Melbourne could offer in weather - weather that can be quite different each day.

Nothing disappointed. 

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2020-02-19

 

Close contests in Wimmera CA Doubles

Wimmera golf croquet doubles championship was played at Kalimna on Wednesday 19 February. Thirty players from our four clubs were involved, playing in three closely contested sections.

Each pair played 4 games in a 13 hoop game (first to 7).

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2020-02-23

 

Experience sees off youth at AC Worlds

This looked like the year for the young guns to come through. The WCF World AC singles finals were dominated by young competitors, with three players under 30 making the semi-finals - Edward Wilson and Robert Fletcher (both Australia), and 21 year old Matthew Essick from the USA - along with second seed Reg Bamford.

In the semi-finals, Essick defeated top seed Fletcher, the world number one, by 3 games to 1. Bamford defeated Wilson 3 games to 2, from a 2 games to zero lead - Wilson won the third and fourth games, pushing Bamford to raise his play a notch in the fifth.

The final saw Essick, in his first Worlds final, playing Bamford, who was going for his fifth Worlds AC title.

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2020-02-13

 

Strong field at Shepparton for GVCA tournament

Shepparton Croquet Club hosted the Goulburn Valley Croquet Association Annual Golf Croquet Open Singles Tournament on 12 and 13 February.

The weather wasn’t kind.  The temperature was in the mid 30s on both days, and the humidity was high.

Thirty-two players from fourteen clubs around Victoria, NSW and ACT competed.

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