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Message from Her Excellency the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, patron of Croquet Victoria
Ms Dessau has sent us a message of support - along with the other organisations of which she is Patron.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-09-11
News Type: General
Stephen Mulliner retires from WCF
After eight years as Secretary-General of the World Croquet Federation, Stephen Mulliner has retired from this position.
During his tenure, the WCF has taken responsibility for managing the Association Croquet Laws, the Golf Croquet Rules, and the world player rankings, as well as holding many successful championships.
The WCF writes:
Stephen has worked tirelessly to support croquet and will be missed by his colleagues on the Management Committee and all the Members he has supported so efficiently.The photo shows Stephen with a gift presented by his colleagues on the Management Committee in recognition of his eight years of service.
Stephen is replaced by Debbie Lines, who takes over from 1st September 2021, after shadowing Stephen as his Deputy for the past twelve months.
We wish Stephen all the best with his future endeavours and hope to see him at many croquet events over the coming years.
Jim Clement, Croquet Victoria President, adds:
Stephen’s knowledge of play in various countries around the world was formidable; in particular, he is no stranger to Australia (he played at Adelaide in 2012) and Victoria, having played at both Warleigh and VCC.
Thank you, Stephen, for all you have done for croquet around the world.
Debbie Lines: the new WCF Secretary-General
Debbie Lines has just succeeded Stephen Mulliner as Secretary-General of the World Croquet Federation.
Debbie Lines (nee Cornelius) grew up playing croquet from the age of six, taking up Association Croquet seriously when she was eighteen.
She won the Spencer Ell in 1988, the North of England Championship in 1995, reached the last eight of the World Championships in 1995 and in 1996 was part of the winning Great Britain MacRobertson Shield team.
Restrictions to ease for regional Victoria
From 11.59 pm on Thursday 9 September, COVID restrictions eased for most of regional Victoria - that is, apart from Greater Shepparton. No changes relevant to croquet for metro Melbourne.
Guidance from the Premier's office is that for most of regional Victoria: