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 (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.
Taking the Third Step: good news for regional croquet
Croquet players are celebrating as regional Victoria takes the Third Step of Victoria's return to "COVID-normal".
Social distancing and hygiene requirements are still in place, and clubhouses remain closed, but both doubles and singles play are now allowed and up to ten players can participate.
Again provided social distancing is in place, competition is also permitted, though numbers are still limited - no more than the minimum required for the competition, plus officials. Spectators are not allowed.
As always, clubs will consult their local authority and their members in deciding how they will operate within these looser restrictions.
Metro Melbourne, including the Mornington Peninsula, is still in the First Step, with sports clubs closed and exercise only allowed within a bubble 5 km from home. Travel in and out of Melbourne is banned except in very limited circumstances.
For detail, see our updated Return to Play Guidelines.
New faces on Croquet Victoria Council
The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Croquet Victoria, which was delayed by isolation requirements, was conducted online via Zoom on Monday 17 August. VicSport provided an independent scrutineer for our secret ballots. Thank you, Anthony Bowd.
Jim Clement (Sarsfield), who was re-elected in 2019, continues as President.
Elected to the other Executive positions were Stephen Forster (Belmont) as Vice President (defeating Kate Patrick, (Brunswick)), and Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt (Twin City) as Secretary and Claire Keating (Williamstown) as Treasurer (both unopposed).
To play or not to play
Croquet Victoria has fielded a number of queries recently from members and clubs who are concerned about returning to play in the current COVID-19 situation.
Just to clarify: the Croquet Victoria Return to Croquet guidelines which have been sent to clubs set out what is permissible and appropriate under current Government restrictions.
It’s then up to clubs to decide what to do within this framework. You may be allowed to play, but you don’t have to play.
GOVERNMENT SHORT TERM SURVIVAL GRANTS: Croquet Victoria benefits
The Minister for Community Sport, Hon Ros Spence MP, has just notified Croquet Victoria that we have been allocated $55,542 to help us remain operationally viable and be well positioned to resume activity when the time is right.
This is part of a $40m allocation the Government has made to support sporting organisations at club, local association and state level.
Croquet Victoria has been looking at a deficit on its running costs of about $66,000, as a result of reduced income from investments and activities, and a discount of 50% for members on affiliation fees. This grant will be a very substantial help.
Preparing the complex documentation required for the grant submission was a challenging task. Thanks to Kate Patrick, Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt and Claire Keating for their work on the submission.
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