Enjoyable Dot Dickson GC Challenge
Cairnlea was the place to be on Thursday 6 June. Over seventy Golf Croquet players from seventeen Victorian clubs met the 2019 Dot Dickson Challenge.
The weather was kind. Some sun and very little wind. Just as well we did not play in the wind and rain from the week before!
Impressive play at Rich River Anzac Classic
Spectators were treated to some excellent association croquet by some very talented players during the annual Rich River Anzac Classic on 4 to 7 May.
Sixteen top players with handicaps from -2 to 2.5 played in Division 1 on the first two days. They had come from NSW and Victoria, with one player from Ireland.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2019-06-20
News Type: General
AGM 2019: it's steady as she goes
At Croquet Victoria's 2019 Annual General Meeting, on 17 June, Jim Clement was re-elected President for a further two years. Jim's service to Croquet Victoria as Secretary and President now stretches back nine years.
Jim Saunders was re-elected as Treasurer unopposed, and Lynne Roberts and Lorraine Gutcher were re-elected as ordinary members of the Committee of Management.
A new face on the Committee of Management is Charles Rees, of Wimmera CA. He was nominated from the floor to fill the position vacated by Trish Watts, who has had to retire early due to ill-health.
The meeting noted the impending retirement as Regional Director of Brian Foley and David Johnston, and the President thanked them and Trish Watts for their service.
The Annual General Meeting also endorsed the nomination of Kenn Boal as a Life Member. Kenn's service to croquet in Victoria has been lengthy and wideranging. He has been a member of Croquet Victoria for 36 years. His senior playing roles have included seven years as a member and captain of the Victorian Eire Cup team (in AC); GC State team member and captain; and captain of the ACA Trans Tasman AC team. For several years he coordinated active inter-school competition across Victoria. He has been a member of Council as a member of the Executive, as Vice President, and as a Regional Director.
The Council meeting which followed the AGM endorsed the re-appointment of most of the State coordinators and committee members.
Council endorsed a new job description, for the State Coordinator of Under 21 Croquet, and the incoming Regional Director (Ballarat and District), Nancy Hatherell, has taken on this role.
There was no nominee for three positions: State Coordinator, Association Croquet; Complaints Officer; and Historian. Additional nominations are still sought for positions on the Disciplinary Panel and the Strategic Plan working group.
At the Council meeting the final report of the Growing Croquet infrastructure planning project was distributed, along with a poster summarising plans arising from this project for the development of croquet between 2020 and 2030. The tournament schedule for the coming year was provided for clubs, and the new mid-year calendar incorporating the tournament dates was launched.
Terrific junior GC coaching session at Ballarat
It’s always a joy to write something positive about junior croquet. In fact, it’s hard to find something ever that is negative to say about junior croquet.
Following on from the club’s successful event earlier in the year when five of our junior players attended the Under 21 Golf Croquet Nationals in Adelaide, the Australian Croquet Association was able to organise for the ACA Under 21 Development Coach, Terry Ericson, to travel to Ballarat to hold a junior coaching clinic.
Croquet: a hit for health!
Croquet Victoria has just published a video on Youtube - Croquet: a hit for health - which we commissioned to showcase the health benefits of croquet.
It's directed at allied health professionals who may be looking for a new sport for their patients.