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Earlier news

2022-10-24

Horsham Croquet Club Annual Tournament October 19,20,21st 2022

Horsham Croquet Club was very fortunate with the weather over the 3 days although many players were unable to attend because of the floods.  Our major sponsors were White Hart Hotel (day 1), Tim Raynor Audiology (day 2) and Horsham Specsavers (day 3) thanks to other businesses for donations also.

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2022-10-22

Sport and Recreation Victoria Government Grants for sports clubs recovery

Applications will open on Friday 21 October for the $5 million Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program.

 It’s providing a financial lifeline to affected clubs and active recreation organisations with swift, practical support to get back up and running.

 $5,000 grants are available to support recovery costs towards replacing sport, injury prevention and first aid equipment, canteen and clubroom items and maintenance equipment.

There’s a simple online application to fill in with successful recipients expected to receive the funding within 10 working days of approval of the application.

 Visit the Sport and Recreation Victoria website for more information and to apply.

 Applicants will not be required to provide cost breakdowns for equipment/resources they intend to claim.   

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Current news

News Date: 2011-11-02
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Posted on: 2022-11-02
News Type: General

Kyabram Croquet Club Celebrates 100 Years

On 31st October 1922, seventeen ladies met at 3pm at the Kyabram Mechanics’ Institute to discuss forming a croquet club.

On 31st October 2022, members and friends of Kyabram Croquet Club met to celebrate the club’s 100th birthday.

Members dressed in period costume and the courts looked festive with picket fencing and decorated with bunting. 

Past members, office bearers of the Goulburn Valley Croquet Association and representatives of GVCA clubs joined members for morning tea and a memorabilia display at the clubhouse before moving across to the Kyabram Bowls Club for lunch.

The day was a great get-together for past members who hadn’t seen each other for quite a while, and light relief for GVCA members who have endured cancellation after cancellation of events due to the flooding crisis across the region.

The club was pleased to have Kenn Boal, a well known croquet identity and former club member, act as MC for the day’s activities.  Kenn gave a witty and informative opening address to start proceedings and Campaspe Shire Council Deputy Mayor Cr Colleen Gates was present to run a hoop.  

After lunch guests were entertained by Mick Coventry, a very funny and engaging bush poet, whose story-telling and poetry were appreciated by all.

Then followed a launch of a book researched and written for the occasion by club members Margaret Sullivan and Di Smyth.

The birthday cake was cut by Club President Val Mulholland and member Annaliese Metzger who has held continuous membership since joining the club in 1988.

 

LtoR: Club members Sue Agosta, Di Smyth, Rayleen McDonald, Tony Potts, Thelma O’Keefe, Mick Sullivan, Margaret Sullivan and Val Mulholland in period costume

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Later news

2022-11-05

Owen Edwards Challenge live streamed

Twelve players are gathering at the Victorian Croquet Centre on 5 and 6 November to compete for the Owen Edwards Golf Croquet Challenge Cup. 

Play will be live streamed from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Go to the MySportLive site to see all the action!

Top players in action will include current Australian Golf Croquet champion Gary Phipps, from Western Australia, and leading Victorian players Owen Dickinson and Shane Downie. 

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2022-11-11

MacRobertson Shield is GO!

Teams from the world's four top Association Croquet countries have arrived at the Victorian Croquet Centre for the MacRobertson Shield. This is croquet's World Cup, so worth watching! Australia holds the Shield - will we retain it?

The four teams will play each other in a series of five-day tests, with the first tests starting at 9 am on Saturday 12 November.

Spectators are welcome to attend, and there will be opportunities to assist with providing updates on play to the live streaming team.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: The creek crossing at the VCC end of Furlong Road is CLOSED during the day from 14 to 18 November. If you travel that way, consider using Ballarat Rd  

Lunch and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Visitors are also welcome to attend

The event will be live streamed - keep an eye on our Facebook page for a link. 

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