Vale to Frank Creasey
Frank passed away peacefully at The Wimmera Base Hospital on Sunday June 12th, 2022. There will be a guard of honor given by the Horsham Croquet Club and all clubs are invited to join in, on Tuesday June 21st 11.00am at The Horsham Uniting Church.
Frank began playing croquet a few years after his wife Lyn. They have travelled around attending many tournaments and clubs in their "Croquet Years" together. Frank was a valued member of our club, he was so knowledgeable in many different aspects, always willing to help, mentor new players or even teach anyone who asked his opinion.
Mildura Player Development 1st and 2nd June
Twelve players from Mildura and Red Cliffs enjoyed the first of three x 2 day development workshops at Mildura Croquet Club last week.
The coaching on all aspects of competitive play was informative with all participants learning the tactics side of golf croquet. All are looking forward to the next workshop in July.
Posted by: Kate Patrick and Sarina Cevaal
Posted on: 2022-06-26
News Type: General
Croquet Victoria update
Croquet Victoria’s recent Annual General Meeting farewelled Jim Clement, who has served almost six years as President, and elected Kate Patrick to the chair. Stephen Forster was re-elected as Vice-President, and Claire Keating remains as Treasurer. Helen Worladge and Eileen Gough were endorsed as incoming members of the Committee of Management.
Many thanks to Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt for her six years of service as Secretary. No nominations were received for the Secretary position, which remains vacant. Nominations for the position are now being sought, for consideration at the August Council meeting. Information about the position is available from email@example.com
At the Council meeting following the AGM, some new appointments were made and several members confirmed in their existing roles.
Maurice Cevaal-Hewitt is now the Coordinator Coaching
Russell Worland and Janet Leckie-Brunton join the Strategic Plan Implementation sub-committee and the Child Safe sub-committee
Russell Worland joins the Finance sub-committee.
Eileen Gough joins the Constitution Review and the Tournament and Fixtures sub-committee
Janet Dickinson joins the Tournament and Fixtures sub-committee
David Hinds joins the Finance sub-committee and the Tribunal Panel
Andrew Wootton and Chris Grant join the VCC sub-committee
For a full list see the Officers and Sub-committees pages on the Contacts section of the website.
Some vacancies remain. These are being notified to clubs and regions. Nominations will be considered by the August Council meeting.
Other items discussed by Council included:
VICTORIAN CROQUET CENTRE The Council established a new working group to develop a consultation timeline, and to prepare an options paper for distribution in the first half of 2023.
VICTORIAN STATE TEAMS It was agreed that members selected for state teams in Golf and Association Croquet will no longer be required to be accredited referees; they will however be required to have a good working knowledge of the Rules / Laws.
GOVERNANCE A workshop is to be held for Directors to discuss how to improve the culture of Council.
SUPPORT FOR CLUBS Regional Directors were asked to meet as a group to discuss strategies for supporting and strengthening struggling clubs.
Warrnambool GC Coaching Workshop 26th and 27th May
Warrnambool hosted 12 players from Portland, Koroit and Warrnambool for the first of three 2-day coaching workshops for novice players. Players were enthusiastic about all aspects of the coaching, and particularly enjoyed the skills measurements and tactics sessions.
Players appreciated the follow-up with individual feedback on some of the of hoop running, ball clearing and placements skills exercises, and the youtube video of stop-shots played at the workshop was of particular interest.
COVID precautions continue
The Victorian Government has eased the restrictions introduced to help manage the COVID pandemic. There are no longer any special provisions for sporting facilities, and double vaccination is not mandated for workers or volunteers.
The COVID check in system has also been suspended.
At the same time, members, clubs and event organisers are required to act when someone tests positive to COVID. Attendance records need to be maintained accordingly, and it is still open to clubs and event managers to require that anyone attending have up to date vaccination.
Croquet Victoria's Return to Croquet guidelines have been updated to reflect the present situation.