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Earlier news


Goulburn Valley Croquet Association Golf Croquet Pennant Final

Kyabram Croquet Club hosted the GVCA Golf Croquet Spring Pennant grand final on 9 December between ladder leaders Rich River Kangas and Deniliquin Blue.

It was lovely to see so many spectators enjoying the match, not only from Rich River and Deniliquin, but from all other GVCA clubs too. And we did see some great play from all. We saw plenty of jump shots, in-offs, hoops in one, and successful angle shots.

After the two rounds of singles, Rich River were leading 5 games 50 hoops to 3 games 42 hoops. Then Deniliquin ran away with the doubles, winning all four.

The end result for the day was Deniliquin 7 games 70 hoops to Rich River 5 games 69 hoops.


The last doubles on court



Wimmera Croquet Association Pennant Grand Final                                               Season 2022-2023

The WCA Pennant Grand final was played at The Horsham Croquet Club on Monday 5th of December 2022.We were very fortunate the weather had dropped at least 10◦ from the day before.

At lunch time the scores were level and in the final two matches Horsham Wattle had to beat Dimboola Green to make the games level.

This was a huge ask as Wattle had to give so many extra turns and also win with as many hoops as possible. Horsham Wattle won both matches so now it was about counting each hoop.

Horsham Wattle won by 4 hoops from Dimboola Green.

(This just goe to show EVERY hoop does count) 


Current news

News Date: 2022-12-21
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Posted on: 2022-12-21
News Type: General

New Chief Executive for Croquet Australia

The Board of Croquet Australia (CA) is pleased to announce respected sports executive, Melanie Woosnam has been appointed as its first-ever Chief Executive Officer.

As the former President of Hockey Australia and CEO of Water Polo Queensland, Melanie brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to this role having held executive roles with Hockey NSW, Queensland Touch Football and Futsal NSW as well as governance roles as a former Director with Stadiums Queensland and QSport. She is also a former Hockeyroo and has a sound understanding of participation, pathway and development programs and elite level competitions.

CA President Jim Nicholls welcomed Melanie to the role, "The Board are excited to appoint our inaugural CEO and are thrilled to have someone of Melanie's calibre and experience to lead, grow and evolve CA as an important National Sporting Organisation. Melanie is a capable, innovative and collaborative leader and is keen to get around and meet the many volunteers and members who are the backbone of our sport.


With approximately 10 000 members across 6 States and 240 Clubs and a strong and passionate volunteer workforce, we feel the time is right for a CEO to lead and inspire our members and key stakeholders, set a new strategic vision, build our IT capability and embark on a rebranding process to build the sport's profile and facilitate continued growth and development of our people and malletsports across Australia," he said. 

As the new CEO Melanie said "I am delighted to be appointed as the inaugural CEO of CA and believe I can add value to the organisation and its people as CA embarks on an exciting period in its evolution. As a consultant I have previously worked with croquet and I am excited by the opportunities presented by a new structure and look forward to working closely and collaborating with the Board, State Associations, Volunteers and members to set in place a management framework that will ensure the sustainability, viability and growth of the sport well into the future.

Melanie will commence in the role on Tuesday 3rd January, 2023 and will be based in Brisbane.

Regards & Seasons Greetings


Jim Clement  Dip Bus (Gov) FICDA

Secretary to the ACA Board



Later news



 After nearly three years without paid administrative support, Croquet Victoria is trialling a contract arrangement to help the Secretary and Treasurer with their administrative responsibilities.

We welcome Diana Dib Barbar, of ABC Professional Translators, who will be dealing with admin tasks and handling post, email and telephone queries for up to 15 hours a week.



Colac Croquet Club welcomes Ukrainian Scouts 30 December 2022

The Colac Croquet Club welcomed a group of Ukrainain Scouts on 30 December 2022. Here is the link to a short video of their introduction to Golf Croquet.

Thank you from the Scouts below.

Again I’d like to thank your club for hosting us on 30th. Everyone appreciated all the effort you went to, from welcoming us with refreshments to then teaching them the basics of croquet. Lots of fun and sledging was had by all.