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Earlier news

2020-05-25

All World Croquet events postponed a year

The World Croquet Federation has just announced that all WCF events will be postponed by one year.

They hope that this will allow the COVID-19 pandemic situation to stabilise.

Revised dates are approximate - they will be finalised after discussion with the various event hosts.

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2020-05-25

Government help available for clubs

The Victorian State Government has just announced a package of help for sporting associations at every level, from state bodies to local community clubs.

Individual clubs whose finances are impacted by the Corona epidemic can apply for up to $1000 to help with fixed costs, so they can get back to their sport.

Applications are open now and will close on 15 June, or sooner if the money allocated is exhausted. See

https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-sport-sector-coronavirus-covid-19-short-term-survival-package

Consult the Secretary, Croquet Victoria, if you need help filling in the online application form.

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Current news

News Date: 2020-05-25
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2020-05-26
News Type: General

Local authorities funded for community sports projects

Clubs with a shovel-ready infrastructure project for a sports facility upgrade should contact their local government authority with the detail.

The Victorian State Government has just confirmed that $68 million from the Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works stimulus package will be allocated to fast-track community sports infrastructure projects across Victoria – creating jobs and supporting local businesses.

From Monday, 1 June, local councils and alpine resort boards, with the support of local sporting bodies, will be able to apply for funding of up to $10 million for shovel-ready projects.

 

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Later news

2020-06-21

Returning to croquet - updated guidelines

More good news for Victorian croquet players.

Players can now return to the courts as long as no more than 20 people are playing and social distancing is observed. Club houses are also open, subject to a maximum of 4m2 per person. Use of kitchens is subject to guidance from your local government authority.

For detail, see Croquet Victoria's guidelines, which are kept updated with the most recent requirements, and circulated to clubs. Please check these guidelines! Sport and Recreation Victoria asks that clubs do not contact them direct.

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2020-06-15

News from Croquet Victoria Council

At its June meeting, the Croquet Victoria Council decided to go ahead with the Victorian title tournaments in the Croquet Victoria calendar. The first events will be the GC Men’s and Women’s Championships on 8/9 August, at the Victorian Croquet Centre.

When the light towers at VCC have been removed (essential for safety reasons), VCC is to come out of mothballs, thanks to a proposal incorporating voluntary labour, offered by the “Use Cairnlea” group of members.

UPDATE: the light towers were removed on Friday 19 June.

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