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Earlier news


The Australian Croquet Open Singles Championship was held from 8- 12th May at VCC.

The croquet on show was awesome with top world ranking players including the 3 Fletcher brothers (with Greg having travelled from Germany to be at VCC )and 2 USA competitors along with Australian top ranking GC players from  all states.

Melbourne had most favorable weather so play was not inhibited in any way.




AC Tournament Play Returns to Ringwood and Kew

For many years, both Ringwood and Kew Croquet Clubs held annual open Association Croquet tournaments.  However, since 2019, circumstances (Covid, reduced number of knowledgeable officials, and court conditions) have resulted in an absence.  This year, the two clubs decided to hold a split tournament between the clubs, helping each other in the tasks.

Ringwood started by hosting players in the handicap ranges -3 to 11 on 13 and 14 April in delightful conditions. 


Current news

News Date: 2024-06-17
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2024-06-18
News Type: General

Decision on Victorian Croquet Centre

At Croquet Victoria's Annual General Meeting on 17 June, the 14 Regional delegates voted unanimously in favour of the following motion for the future of the Victorian Croquet Centre:

In recognition of the need to strengthen the financial structure of the Victorian Croquet Centre, the Croquet Victoria Council should develop, implement and monitor a five-year Business Plan for the Victorian Croquet Centre with the aim of diversifying revenue and increasing usage.

This decision follows widespread interest and thought across Croquet Victoria in discussion of options for the future of the VCC. 

The five year horizon approved in this motion will enable Croquet Victoria to focus on the centre and generate a substantially enhanced and productive program of events, including potentially international events, national events, and local partnerships and bookings. 

Next steps

Council is establishing a working group to develop the VCC business plan. Terms of reference will be presented to the Committee of Management in July and circulated to all Directors for decision.

In the meantime, interested members with relevant expertise are invited to consider nominating for the working group. 

The working group will be appointed at the August Council meeting.

Thanks to all members who contributed to the discussion of the future of VCC over the past six months, and to the members of the VCC Futures working group for their work on the consultative process.

Kate Patrick


Later news


Croquet Victoria Council 2024/25

Croquet Victoria's Annual General Meeting was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre on Monday 17 June.

Re-elected to leadership positions were Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt (Twin City), Secretary, and Stephen Forster (Belmont), Vice-President.

Kate Patrick (Brunswick) continues as President and Claire Keating (Williamstown) continues as Treasurer for a further year - the election of President and Treasurer is due in 2025. 

The AGM elected Ian Potter (Boort / Regional Director Murray Valley) to the Committee of Management. The subsequent Council meeting appointed Rita Jenkins (Shepparton) to one of the two remaining CoM vacancies.

New Regional Directors joining the Council are Janelle Morris (Geelong, Heather Dawn (Northern District), and Rachel Cousins (Wimmera). 

Welcome to the new members of Council: Rita Jenkins, Janelle Morris, Heather Dawn and Rachel Cousins!




1932 – 2024

It is with great sadness that we report that Shirley Hallinan has died. She was widely known across Croquet Victoria and will be fondly remembered by the many players she coached, encouraged, refereed, and supported.