The Australian Croquet Association will be held at Coogee (NSW) Croquet Club on Monday, 21st March 2022.
The meeting notice and relevant forms, including the Board Nomination Form are available here.
Letters of Support
Clubs and others submitting grant applications can apply to the Croquet Australia Secretary for a letter of support by completing the request form here
Amir Ramsis Naguib inducted into WCF Hall of Fame
Amir has been a driving force in the development of Golf Croquet, both for Egypt and globally. He was President of the WCF for eight years, retiring in 2019 and continues to serve on the Management Committee. The importance of the work he has done over several decades, maintaining and developing Egyptian croquet and supporting croquet worldwide cannot be overstated. He is one of the most influential national and global administrators in the history of croquet.
Stephen Mulliner retires as WCF Secretary-General
Stephen Mulliner (Eng) stepped down as the Secretary-General of the World Croquet Federation on 31st August 2021, after 8 years at the helm. Stephen is replaced by Debbie Lines (Eng), who has been Deputy Secretary-General for the past twelve months.
WCF Refereeing Regulations v1.5 Released
The WCF has announced (9th March 2021) that v1.5 of the Refereeing Regulations has been approved by the WCF AC Laws Committee, the WCF GC Rules Committee and by WCF Members.
A new version was required following the recent approval of the 7th Edition of the Laws of Association Croquet. The opportunity has also been taken to improve the internal organisation and to clarify some aspects of GC refereeing.
A Changes Log is provided at the end of the document.
Note that Croquet Australia no longer produces its own regulations but conforms to the WCF Refereeing Regulations.
Introduction of AC Laws, 7th Edition
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 on the Laws of Association Croquet (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.
Message from the WCF
The WCF is pleased to announce that we have given our website a refresh.
The URL for the home page has not changed, it is still www.worldcroquet.org. However, due to differences in how the new site works, the menu structure for some other pages has changed. Therefore, if you have saved any pages or set any links up, you may need to re-do these. Your current links will default to our new Home Page.
We hope you like the new site. All the old content should still be there, plus there are a few new items:
- Translate capability: click on the translate box at the top right of the screen. Translations are powered by Google and will not be perfect, but hopefully the text should be understandable in your chosen language. We hope this will be easier for any of you whose first language is not English.
- Historic Documents: a few old documents from when the WCF was formed have been added. Go to: www.worldcroquet.org/about-the-wcf/wcf-historic-documents/
- Past Office Holders: a page showing all the past Presidents, Secretary-Generals and Treasurers. Go to: www.worldcroquet.org/about-the-wcf/past-office-holders/
- Roll of Honour tables: a page listing all our previous champions. Go to: www.worldcroquet.org/world-championships/world-championship-roll-of-honour-tables/
There are also lots of photos. We would like more please, particularly for the Championship Archive page. If you have any decent photos from past WCF events, please send them to me so that I can add them to the site.
Please let me know if you have any ideas for content, or if you spot any errors (hopefully not!). Any questions, please get in touch.
WCF Deputy Secretary-General