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.
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.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2020-06-26
News Type: General
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.
Clubs that comply with the guidelines are free to play.
Do check with your local government authority if they have local requirements for sporting clubs in their area.
As you come back to play, please share pictures of what you are doing... It would be great to include them in the midyear online Malletsports celebrating achievements in croquet. If your club is on Facebook we look forward to seeing them there too.
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.
New COVID-19 lockdown will affect some clubs
The Premier recently announced further COVID-19 restrictions:
Additionally, twelve postcodes in northern and western suburbs of Melbourne are to revert to Stage 3 lockdown until at least 29 July.
Quoting the Premier:
"These "hot zones" will be required to return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions. If you live in these locations, there will again only be four reasons to be out: