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Advancing Croquet in Victoria


Earlier news


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.



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.


Current news

News Date: 2021-09-09
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-09-16
News Type: General

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:

  • the check-in requirements continue
  • density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metres applies for any shared spaces outside the home
  • subject to the density quotient, sports clubs can re-open for outdoor community recreation - maximum of 20 people, separate groups of no more than 10
  • masks are mandatory outside the home, unless you are eating or drinking at a seated venue, or vigorously exercising
  • public gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed
  • travel is allowed within Victoria, but is severely restricted between metro Melbourne and regional Victoria and across the border with NSW

Our Return to Croquet guidelines have now been updated in line with the detail in the most recent Restricted Activity Directions from Victoria's Chief Health Officer.


Later news


Lockdown updates

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.



Lockdowns to ease a little...

The Premier has announced some easing of the lockdown restrictions in metro Melbourne and Ballarat, from 11.59 pm on 17 September, including:

  • Travel limit extended to 10 km from home
  • Small gatherings allowed for exercise and social contact (2 people from two households; up to 5 people from two households if all are double vaccinated)
  • Exercise and socialising window extended to four hours
  • Up to five people can attend an indoor venue to broadcast a performance.

VicSport has arranged a briefing for state sporting associations on the updated Restricted Activity Directions which were released on Saturday 18 September. More detail may follow this briefing, scheduled for Tuesday 21 September.