Spreading the message in schools: Kyneton's story
Graham Smith of Kyneton writes:
'We need to get croquet into the schools' we were told by Croquet Victoria. Always keen to carry out the directions of the state body, Kyneton Croquet Club swung into action. Both local secondary colleges were contacted. In mid-March, back came the reply from Kyneton Secondary College, 'We would love to give students the opportunity to give croquet a go.'
With term 1 almost over, it was decided to start on 10 May; it would last for one week, there were to be four classes of Year 10 students who would all come for one session. That then got put back to start on 26 May.
It's another lockdown
The Victorian Government has called a snap lockdown which
Croquet clubs will join many other organisations in closing from 11.59 pm tonight, Thursday 15 July, to 11.59 pm on Tuesday 20 July.
The restrictions currently apply across Victoria, though there have been hints that they may be lifted from regional Victoria earlier than from metropolitan Melbourne.
When play is allowed again, the Return to Croquet Guidelines will be updated and distributed to clubs.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-07-28
News Type: General
Croquet is on again across Victoria
The new COVID-safe rules are:
Social play, practice and competition are all allowed. No limit on travel within Victoria.
Updated Return to Croquet guidelines have now been prepared, based on the Restricted Activity Directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer on 28 July. These have been distributed to clubs, and can be provided to local authorities who need them before authorising a return to play.
Victoria eases sports restrictions further
On 4 August, the Victorian Chief Health Officer released updated Restricted Activity Directions which ease the requirements on sports clubs.
Gatherings in clubhouses are now limited by the space available (4 square metres per person), up to a maximum of 300.
And: it's another lockdown for Victoria
The Premier has just announced a one-week snap lockdown for the whole of Victoria, starting at 8 pm tonight.
Back to the five reasons to leave home. Exercise within 5 km only; no visitors to the home; no gatherings.
Croquet clubs are therefore closed again.
The competitions which were to be held at Cairnlea this weekend won't proceed as scheduled. An announcement will follow if they are to be held at another time.