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Golf Croquet Rules Committee

The ACA Board has formed a Golf Croquet Rules Committee to work with the WCF on changes to the rules of Golf Croquet.

The Terms of Reference of the committee are available for reading.

The Committee comprises -

  • Gordon Matthews (QLD) Chair, WCF Rules Committee Australian Representative
  • Jim Clements (VIC) ACA NDR GC
  • Murray Tinker (QLD) ACA Board Member
  • Peter Freer (NSW)
  • Bev Smith (NSW)
  • Owen Edwards (VIC)
  • Bernie Pfitzner (SA)
  • Bill Turner (WA)

ACA Scholarships for 2018

Annual scholarships are available in the following categories:

  • AC Player
  • AC Player – Under 21
  • GC Player
  • GC Player – Under 21
  • Tournament Management
  • Referee

An individual may be awarded a scholarship of up to $500 and in “special circumstances” up to $1000.

The Board will also provide an annual grant to Gateball Australia, as an affiliate of the ACA, which can be used to provide Gateball scholarships in a manner consistent with any Gateball Australia scholarship policy.

The overall budget for ACA Scholarships is yet to be finalised for 2018.

Applications for scholarships in all scholarship categories for 2018 are now open and close on 8 December 2017.

If you wish to be considered for an ACA Scholarship please send your email to Secretary, ACA.

Golf Croquet President's Eights 2018 - Expressions of Interest

The Golf Croquet President’s Eights is the second national event on the Australian calendar for 2018 and is being held

at the Victorian Croquet Centre

from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 February.

Expressions of interest are being sought to play in this event and you can register via the ACA website

Closing date is Tuesday 30 November (midnight Western Australian time).

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Terry Ericson.

Golf Croquet Under 21s National Championships 2018 - Sandy Bay Tasmania

Are you Under 21 or do you have a relative playing Golf Croquet who is under 21?

Then this is the opportunity for them to enter the Under 21 National Championships.

Details are available in the flyer

Entry forms can be found here

Entries close Friday 15 December 2017.

2017 AC President's Eights - SURVEY

Association Croquet Players -

ACA would like to hear from you re the recent AC President's Eights event at Cairnlea.

  • If you didn’t play, why not?

  • If you did, what went well and what didn’t?

AC President's Eight Survey

Please spread the word that this survey is open until 10 November.

New Appointments

The Australian Croquet Association is pleased to make the following appointments -

Under 21 Coach - Terry Ericson will continue as our U21 coach.

GC High Performance Manager and GC Coaching Coordinator - Ron McBride will undertake both positions. He will work closely with Greg Whymark (AC Coaching Coordinator) to develop the next stages of the coaching program.

Golf Croquet Championships in Brisbane - Survey

Golf Croquet Players -

ACA would like to hear from you re the recent GC events in Brisbane.

If you didn’t play, why not? If you did, what went well and what didn’t?


Please spread the word that this survey is open until 15 October.

Farewell to Susan Linge

Susan has left the ACA after a career spanning over 5 years. The attached tribute is provided by the ACA Board.

Farewell and thank you Susan Linge, Croquet Australia's Administration Officer and Secretary to the Board.

The following words are from Peter Freer and reflect the sentiment of the board current and past, the officers of ACA and all the State Administration and members. Susan, thank you for your service. We wish you all the very best for your future..... “Today is Susan Linge’s last day as ACA Sec/Admin Officer – she has resigned after just over 5 years in the role. I’ve had a fair bit to do with Susan in that time, and I have admired her enthusiasm, drive & people skills. Her knowledge of croquet has grown over this period, but she still occasionally surprises me by not knowing some croquet lore that the rest of us take for granted. This brought a fresh perspective to the position, and made sure Susan was less likely to be seen as partisan or beholden to any State or other group. This is a complex job, and there have been disagreements over what it should involve from the point of view of the various Executives/Boards; from office holders, from players, and of course from Susan. I wish the Board well in sorting out where to go next, but I consider that a clearer set of agreed priorities for this position is essential. Susan’s main fault was trying to do everything, and – while she almost always added value to what she was doing – the price was being a bit slower to do what each of us demanded that she do next.

I consider her main success was remaining cheerful & positive for 5 years, despite the pressure, and issues in her own life. Susan would probably consider getting the ACA finances structured, and providing budgets to each area, as her main achievement. Necessary, and we can now all debate what the respective allocations should be – but at least we have a framework. Susan also arranged (with Tim Murphy) to get on-line entry onto the ACA website, which I consider a major improvement over players sending in paper entry and cheques. I wish Susan the very best in her next stage of life – sorting out some plumbing issues in Townsville seems to be looming large. Thank you, Susan.” ****

Change of Personnel

The Board wishes to advise that Graeme Thomas a current ACA Director will be taking on the joint roles of Secretary and Administrative Officer from Monday 28 August. Graeme will be contactable via email and by phone 0457 678 380.