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Earlier news


Wimmera Challenge Match replaces Pennant

Because of COVID, the Wimmera Croquet Association decided to cancel the spring season of Golf Croquet Pennant. Instead, two Challenge matches were played two weeks apart. 

The two weeks we played were so different. November 15th was freezing cold, everyone was rugged up -  November 29th everyone needed hats and sun screen.



Association Rules update at Shepparton

On Monday 29th November ‘21, VCA’s State Coordinator and Examiner of Association Croquet Brian Foley, was in Shepparton to give an update on new AC Laws.

The session was much appreciated with 14 GVCA Members in attendance - three of those were GVCA Associate Members from NEDCA.



Current news

News Date: 2021-12-23
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2022-01-01
News Type: General

COVID rules relaxed - but masks still required

New Orders by the Victorian Minister of Health relax several aspects of the COVID restrictions in Victoria:

  • Equipment does not have to be washed between users
  • Deep cleaning is not required following notification of a COVID case
  • Children under 18 are defined as "excepted", so are not required to be vaccinated. They do not have to provide evidence of their vaccination status.

Under the most recent Order, masks must be worn indoors (except in the home) and carried outdoors so they can be worn when social distancing is not possible.

Updated guidance has now been distributed to clubs and published on this website.


Everyone visiting the Victorian Croquet Centre is currently required to be double vaccinated or medically exempt. This was determined by an email vote of Council in November and ratified at the December meeting of Council.

Many clubs have decided to admit only players who are double vaccinated or medically exempt. This is not mandated by Government, so it is important that clubs make a formal decision if they wish to adopt this policy. Note that children under 18 are classified as excepted, along with people who are medically exempt. They  are not required to be double vaccinated or to provide evidence of vaccination.

COVID-safe plans are still required. An updated template will be distributed to clubs early in the new year.


Later news


Update from Croquet Victoria Council

Some important items were considered at the December meeting of the Croquet Victoria Council, including

  • the new Strategic Plan for croquet
  • a change to pro rata members' affiliation fees
  • transfer of the Maryborough Croquet Club to the new Goldfields Region
  • membership of the working group which is developing a proposed new constitution for Croquet Victoria. 

This meeting was the first time Council has met face to face since March 2020 - it has been meeting virtually throughout the past 20 months. COVID willing, two face to face meetings are planned for 2022.

Jan MacDonald, Regional Director for Goldfields, was welcomed to her first meeting, and two others attending were welcomed to their first face to face meeting: Roger Bird (Regional Director Northern District) and Deb Newbold (Alternate Director EMCA).



Vale Eric O’Donnell

Jenny Leviston writes: 

Eric O’Donnell died on New Year’s Eve 2021 in the Camperdown Hospital.  He had been unwell for some time.

Before joining Ballarat Western Croquet Club, Eric was a member of the Lismore Croquet Club. Eric was more than just a member of the Lismore Club, he was secretary, greenkeeper and chief organiser of most things including tournaments and social days, such as the annual ‘Christmas in July’ competition.  He played in the Lismore pennant team in the Ballarat and District Croquet Association pennant competition.