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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 89 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.

Malletsports Victoria

The magazine of Croquet Victoria.

Download the latest edition (September 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.

The purpose-built facility in Cairnlea, in the western suburbs of Melbourne, features a state-of-the-art pavilion. The function area seats 200, with a licensed bar and a commercial kitchen, and overlooks manicured grass courts.

It is available for hire to businesses, community groups, individuals and families, for functions with or without croquet. To enquire about holding your event here, visit the website at Venue 65.

Find a Club

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

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

To find a place to stay close to the venue, 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 will be hosted by the Victorian Croquet Association on behalf of the Australian Croquet Association.

See the event website for more information.

2019 Australian Gateball Championship

The 2019 Australian Gateball Championship will be held at the Victorian Croquet Centre from 28 November to 1 December.

We look forward to welcoming teams from throughout Australia and across the world!

2019-2020 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

2019-10-20

 

Victorian Divisional AC Championships

The Divisional AC Championships were held at Cairnlea amid the opening ceremony of the new Buddhist Temple.  The celebrations, singing and fireworks provided a different background to our usual peace and quiet.  (I can highly recommend a visit to the temple – it is a great addition to the area!)

The numbers for this event have, in recent years, been low.  And this year proved no different.  Originally the numbers were okay but illness and a sudden trip interstate for a funeral took the edge off the sections. 

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2019-10-14

 

Excellent play in ACA President’s Eights – Association Croquet

This very prestigious event was held at Cairnlea from Friday 11 to Monday 14 October.

In the original format there were three blocks of the top ranked players in Australia.  The players were arranged into three levels based on their world-wide grading. Later a separate Women’s Eight was introduced to encourage women to enter ACA elite events.

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2019-10-04

 

Australian 2019 Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles and Singles Championships

This year these Championships were hosted at the Albury Tennis Association tennis courts, 365 Townsend Street, South Albury NSW 2640. Located adjacent to the home of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus these tennis courts are also the home of the Twin City Croquet Club Inc. Ideally located in proximity to motels and eateries and major traffic routes, the venue was able to offer three courts for the Doubles and eight courts for the Singles over the six days from Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October 2019.

Some of the Doubles entries took advantage of the opportunity to familarise themselves with the venue, register and get in some practice on the Sunday afternoon before a BBQ at 5 pm.

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2019-09-27

 

Hoop made - the opening of the Belvedere Heritage Croquet Club

Mayor of Frankston Cr. Michael O'Reilly officially opened the new venue for the Belvedere Heritage Croquet Club on Friday 27 September.

Moving from The Briars where conditions were too difficult, we were delighted that Belvedere Bowls at Seaford rolled out the red carpet to welcome our croquet club. 

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