Under 21s win scholarships to Geraldton
Croquet Victoria Council has awarded two under 21 players scholarships of up to $1000, to help them attend the Croquet Australia Under 21 championships in Geraldton, WA, later this month.
The recipients are Felix Gelman-White, of Williamstown, and James Wombwell, of Casterton.
Welcome to Croquet in 2020
New Year’s Day was the final day of the Victorian Association Croquet Championships.
We had everything – extreme heat being the most significant event. Play was suspended on Monday due to the oppressive conditions. This put pressure on the schedule for the event but the players’ co-operation to start early and finish late on subsequent days was much appreciated.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2020-01-12
News Type: General
Croquet Victoria wins two government grants
Croquet Victoria has been doubly successful in the 2019 round of the Victorian Government Together More Active program.
We have received two grants: a Foundation grant of $20,000 a year for four years; and a Project grant of $20,000 over two years for a Player Development Project.
1. Foundation grant of $20,000 a year from 2019 to 2022.
This grant provides support for our overall capability, enabling Croquet Victoria to source external expertise to help us implement our strategic plan.
It will help us resource
2. Project grant, initially of $20,000 over the two years 2019 to 2021.
This will fund the initial stages of a Player Development Project, providing a program of two-day coaching sessions around the Croquet Victoria area, each led by an experienced and effective coach, with local coaches invited to provide support.
The project will be designed for GC and AC players interested in playing competitively, at novice, developing and advanced levels.
We will begin with two-day workshops at the novice level and go on from there.
Announcements about this project will be available on
Anyone interested in participating in this project as a player, a coach or a host club is invited to register their interest via a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BYV2FCY
This project is currently being run by an interim working group. Invitations to nominate for the project working group have been sent to clubs and regions. Nominations are due by 15 February, and the working group will be appointed at the Council meeting on 24 February. The nomination form is at https://croquetvic.asn.au/links.php.
High standard AC competition
The Gold Cup and Silver Shield Association Croquet tournament was held at Cairnlea over the weekend of 18-19 January.
Australia Day competition for the intrepid
We had a wet and wild start to our Australia Day competition this year, held on Thursday 23 January - but the field of 18 intrepid players prevailed and we even managed to begin on time!
The day cleared and the battle for the titles in each of three sections was fought hard, in wonderful Aussie spirit.