OPEN INVITATION - ACA ACADEMY PRESENTATION
Everyone is invited to the National launch of the Australian Croquet Academy hosted by Greg Bury.
This special event will take place online on Friday the 16th of October at 11am AEDT.
Updated Return to Play guidelines for croquet in Victoria
Croquet Victoria has released updated Return to Play guidelines for croquet players in Victoria.
The guidelines take account of recently published Sport and Recreation Victoria updated Return to Play guidance. This provides detail on the COVID-19 restrictions applying to sport and recreation in Victoria, with separate sections for metropolitan Melbourne (where all sporting clubs are closed) and regional Victoria (where both play and competition are allowed for non-contact sports such as croquet).
The SRV guidance clarifies that state sporting associations are to set participation limits for sporting competitions, depending on the minimum number required for the competition. This number includes players and essential officials such as referees and coaches, but not onlookers.
Posted by: John Young
Posted on: 2020-10-11
News Type: General
GVCA vs NEDCA Challenge Match
On Monday 5 October Shepparton Croquet Club was the scene for the very first Inaugural Golf Croquet Interregional Challenge match.
The match brought together the best of the best players from both the Goulburn Valley and also the North East of Victoria.
Combatants came from Shepparton, Mooroopna, Echuca, Moama, Numurkah, Deniliquin, Albury, Yarrawonga, Howlong... and what a day it was.
Not only was it the forerunner to the commencement of the Goulburn Valley Croquet Association Pennant season but equally important it signified the start of play, coming out of the COVID darkness.
Opened by the GVCA President Mr Ken Boal, all players across the three divisions were presented and congratulated for achieving the status of being the "best of the best".
Game on... all three of the Divisions were matched evenly. Most matches were extremely even.
GVCA (the purple caps) won the day in Division 1 by just two hoops.
Above left: GVCA Div 1 team. Above right: NEDCA Div 1 team.
Division 2 GVCA were successful by 6 games and 17 hoops. Division 3 also went to GVCA by 6 games and 17 hoops.
So the GVCA won the very first of the Challenge matches with matches planned again next year. A return match is already being planned and perhaps even a tri series.
At the end of the day everyone competed strongly and had great enjoyment. The real winner being the fact that while observing all the COVID safety rules... we were back playing the game we love.
Good news coming for Metro clubs
Under eased restrictions announced by Premier Daniel Andrews today, non-contact sports grounds in Melbourne are being allowed to re-open, but there have been mixed messages about access to clubhouses.
Croquet Victoria will update the Return to Croquet guidelines following a VicSport / DHHS / SRV briefing on this tomorrow.
Clubs are asked to wait on these guidelines (and consult their local authority) before returning to play.
Updated Return to Croquet guidelines
Croquet Victoria has updated its Return to Croquet guidelines, in light of the Premier's announcement on 18 October and new directions released by Victoria's Chief Health Officer.
Only minor adjustments for regional Victoria, but metropolitan clubs can now consider coming back to play.