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.
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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 (March 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.
More detail as Corona restrictions ease
As Victoria approaches COVID-normal, restrictions on playing croquet and meeting socially have eased. Croquet Victoria's Return to Croquet guidelines have now been updated accordingly.
Changes affecting clubs and individual players include:
- masks are no longer required out of doors (keep it in your pocket to put on indoors or in a crowd)
- up to 50 people can participate in sport as a group at a given venue - more than one group if the groups can stay a reasonable distance apart and everyone can socially distance.
- clubrooms are open. Up to 20 people may gather in a clubhouse, if there is enough space: at least 4m2 must be available per person
Requirements for social distancing and hygiene have not changed.
Corona restrictions relaxed
The Premier’s announcement today (Sunday 22 November) includes some very welcome changes in the restrictions affecting sport. These will be included in revised Return to Croquet guidelines as soon as we see the updated Directions documents from the Chief Health Officer.
In the meantime, here is a summary of the main points.
Vale Patricia Watts
I regret to inform members that Patricia (Trish) Watts passed away last Wednesday, 18 November 2020, after a battle with Motor Neurone Disease.
Trish joined Kew Croquet Club in August 2008 and was elected to the Committee of Management in December 2013, filling the casual vacancy caused by the passing of Graham Howie, and serving continuously until the 2019 AGM, when she did not seek re-election, citing the effects of MND.
Getting to COVID-normal
The Victorian Government has lifted the travel ban between metro Melbourne and regional areas, and sport is moving towards COVID-normal.
As part of this transition, croquet clubs are required to prepare COVID-safe plans. These need to cover the Six Principles.
The updated Return to Croquet guidelines include guidance on these principles.
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