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.
Croquet Victoria on YouTube
We have over 80 videos on our YouTube channel.
Here is a map [google.com] of all the clubs in Victoria.
To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder.
The magazine of Croquet Victoria.
Download the latest edition (December 2020), or browse the archive of older editions.
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 our Facebook post for more coverage, including photos and videos from the event.
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.
WCF website Refresh
The WCF is pleased to announce that we have given our website a refresh.
The URL for the homepage has not changed. it is still www.worldcroquet.org However, due to differences in how the new site works, the menu structure for some other pages has changed. Therefore, if you saved any pages or set any links up, you may need to re-do these. Your current links will default to our new Home Page.
We hope you like the new site. All the old content should still be there, plus there are a few new items.
There are lots of photos. We would like more please, particularly for the Championship Archive page. If you have any decent photos from past WCF events, please send them to me so that I can add them to the site.
Please let me know if you have any ideas for content, or if you spot any errors (hopefully not!). Any questions, please get in touch.
Debbie Lines WCF Deputy Secretary-General
Following the end of the five day circuit breaker lockdown, Victoria has returned to its COVID-safe summer. Masks indoors and on public transport; social distancing; continuance of hygiene requirements and COVID-safe plans. Subject to density limits, community sport can resume and clubhouses can re-open.
Some changes to the COVID-safe summer have been introduced, but they do not affect croquet.
It has been clarified that the limit of 20 people attending public gatherings does not apply to gatherings of sports club members for the purposes of their sport. As before, sports meetings indoors are limited by the space available; sports meetings outdoors are limited to 100.
Croquet Victoria has updated its Return to Croquet guidelines to include this point.
NO PLAY UNDER STAGE 4 LOCKDOWN
From midnight tonight, for five days, Victoria goes into Stage 4 lockdown.
Only four reasons to leave the house. Masks whenever you go out.
Community sport facilities are closed. No play. This includes croquet.
Watch this space for updates affecting croquet.
The Return to Croquet guidelines will be updated as we emerge from Stage 4.
AC shines at Brunswick
Brunswick Mallet Sports Club wound up its eight-day annual AC Electric Light Tournament with some fine play and close games between some of the best players in the state. A fitting end to a successful tournament.
There were four sections, 26 players in all, from clubs as far apart as Ringwood, MCC, Portland, Yarrawonga and Brighton. There was a good showing from Brunswick itself, from novices to veterans - and we discovered that Paul Ryan (now MCC) was Secretary at Brunswick when Kevin Beard (now Yarrawonga) played for the first time.
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