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.
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Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-09-07
News Type: General
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.
Debbie still very much enjoys playing croquet and is still capable of nipping off the occasional triple peel.
She is a qualified accountant who spent 15 years in various finance roles in UK industry before moving into Supply Chain and Change Management roles. Her last full-time role finished in 2019 after six years as Head of Florist Operations for Interflora where she managed their UK florist network. Now semi-retired, she is a part-time Parish Clerk, enjoying the chance to work for her local community.
As Deputy Secretary-General she re-wrote the WCF website and supported Stephen as needed. Now Secretary-General, she hopes to continue the good work of her predecessor, supporting developing countries as they grow and organising successful World Championships.
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:
Out of lockdown from 11.59 pm Wednesday 15 September: Shepparton.
Into lockdown from 11.59 pm Wednesday 15 September: Ballarat.
Into lockdown from 6 pm Thursday 16 September: Albury.