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Earlier news


Croquet Victoria Life Membership awarded to Daphne Alcorn (Brighton)

Croquet Victoria VCA Life Membership to Daphne Alcorn on 6 April 2023.

Kate Patrick, President of the Croquet Victoria, was joined by the Brighton Croquet Club Committee and Club Members to celebrate Daphne’s many achievements and contributions to the sport of croquet in Victoria. She has been an ambassador and role model for new and established players for more than 40 years and has been especially inspirational for female croquet players.

Daphne has been active in many roles at the State, Regional and Club levels, including:
• State Handicapper for Association Croquet
• Croquet Victoria Committee Member as Assistant to the Secretary and Treasurer
• Association Referee for 30 years
• Represented Victoria in 1996, 1997 and 2000 (Eire Cup)
• Bronze Medal winner in Division 2
• Commonwealth Sport Achievement Award, 2003 – the first croquet official and player to be given this award
• Bayside Regional President for 6 years, 2015-2021
• Brighton Croquet Club Secretary for 21 years (a Club record), and Club President for 6 years. During this period Daphne’s leadership was central to ensuring a sustainable future for the Club and on-going vibrant participation in both Association and Golf croquet.
Daphne led the club in
o rebuilding the Clubhouse after fire gutted the western end in 1992
o refurbishing the lawns after major flooding
o organising the Centenary Celebrations in 2011



VCA Golf Croquet Selections Invitation and ACA Golf Croquet Bronze Medal

Once again Cairnlea provided a great weekend  ( 15th and 16th April ) for competition with the VCA Golf Croquet  Selectors Invitation  and the  ACA Golf Croquet Bronze Medal ( Vic Division) being played simultaneously. Competition was high quality with everyone winning games for the weekend.

Weather as usual was unpredictable for this time of  year with  Saturday commencing cool but pleasant, however the cool  Cairnlea wind blew up later in the day along with very overcast skies and some light showers. Overnight heavy rain cleared to a  fine but cool overcast Sunday  with minimal wind. Luckily weather didn’t dampen enthusiasm and quality of play.

Both events were a Round Robin event played over 2 days- with no finals required

In the Selectors Invitation – 11 players battled for position .

It was wonderful to see players from throughout the state showing what their potential and skills could offer- many players would not have met or competed against each other prior to this competition. All players had great talent and again friendship and support on offer was wonderful to see. Anyone having the chance to participate in this event should be proud of the level to which they have achieved and be aware of the potential that others obviously see within them. Sometimes as players we can be overly critical of ourselves and hesitant to put our ability on show with the fear we will embarrass ourselves. The selectors were smart in selection of players and have shown  clearly Victoria has  a growing future potential of talent if players are willing to take that risk and play tournaments. All selected players should be very proud of their achievements and performance.

A  special mention must be made to James Turton from Drysdale played extremely well  and will be a force to be watched over the coming years if he continues to persue his career in croquet. This was James’s first tournament at Cairnlea.


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News Date: 2023-04-23
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President’s Day Event was held on Saturday April 22nd in appreciation of the work done by Betty Etherton at both HCC and WCA. This was a fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Research.

We are so pleased to announce $1,450 was raised on that day. What a fantastic amount, thanks to all who helped in any way, either in attendance or by donation. Approx. 40 people turned up during the day and 28 members played 3 games of Golf Croquet. Local Businesses donated vouchers which were auctioned off and many lucky prizes were won.

Div. 1 - Shirley Price -David Wortley

Div. 2 - Gwen McCartney- Jean Burke

Div. 3 - Brian Drendel-Rachel Cousins




The members provided a scrumptious afternoon tea of savouries, slices and cake.

Betty announced that with today’s amount and other donations of $150 (received for this event}, 100% would be used for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The reason was to make everyone AWARE of the BRCA gene (which is hereditary) and to be VIGILANT in having regular check-ups.

CONGRATULATIONS ALL in total $1,600 to be donated.


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Australian GC Singles streaming this weekend

The Australian Open Golf Croquet Singles have reached the knockout phase.

The finals are being played at the Victorian Croquet Centre this weekend under blue skies and bright sun.

If you can't drop by, you can watch the live stream on Vimeo: