The WCF Council approved the 7th Edition of the Association Croquet Laws on 24th February 2021. It has been decided that the new Laws will apply in Australia from 1st July 2021.
Law books in A5 and A6 format are at the printers. A new version of the Official Rulings of the Laws Committee (ORLAC) is near finalisation. ACA intends to print a merged version of the Laws and ORLAC when available (which should be soon).
With this in mind the National Technical Panel of the AC Referees Committee have prepared training materials (in Powerpoint form) on the changed laws, and a simple exam to reaccredit referees in the new Laws.
It is planned that either the National Coordinator of Refereeing AC (Mike Cohn) or the Australian representative on the WCF AC Laws Committee (Liz Fleming) will meet in turn with each State Directors/Coordinator Referees with a number of Examining Referees to proceed with initial training later in March. This will then allow State Directors/Coordinators to proceed to training of referees and players within their state over the following three months.