About Croquet England

It is planned that Croquet England will take over from the Croquet Association as the National Governing Body of Croquet in England. The National Governing Body is responsible for promoting, regulating and co-ordinating all forms of the game in this area. There are separate Governing Bodies for Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Croquet England is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation funded through club and tournament levies, individual subscriptions, and donations. The vast majority of its activities are conducted by volunteers.

The role of the National Governing body remains the same with the transition to Croquet England..

It works with its Member Clubs and the nine regional Federations to support Croquet at all levels. This support covers games played in gardens and local play at clubs, through regional and national tournaments to international tournaments and matches. Typically the Federations organise Club Leagues, Tournaments (mostly club team ones) and Coaching. Several Federations have their own dedicated Academies to organise coaching, others run courses on a more ad-hoc basis.

We have more than 6,000 members and you can become one, either directly as an individual or automatically by joining a Member Club.

Establishing Croquet England

What We Do

We govern the sport in England by
  • Developing the Laws of Croquet in collaboration with the World Croquet Federation
  • Training and approving referees
  • Setting training standards and appointing Training Academies
  • Recognising contribution and achievement at both club and member level
We support Member Clubs by
  • Providing grants, loans and other practical assistance for new, developing and established clubs
  • Providing Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance for all member clubs
  • Publishing information to assist coaches, managers, groundsmen, and all aspects of club management
  • Promoting media coverage for the game
We support players by
  • Publishing the Croquet Gazette, our bi-monthly magazine
  • Developing and maintaining our website
  • Training and approving a national network of coaches for all playing abilities
  • Publishing equipment, training and tactical information
  • Developing and supporting aspiring international players
  • Running award schemes to encourage enterprising play and recognise the most improved players
We promote competition by
  • Co-ordinating and publishing the national tournament calendar
  • Organising championship events and national inter-club competitions
  • Working with the World Croquet Federation in scheduling International events and supporting their organisation by our clubs
  • Selecting and supporting national teams and assisting players representing us at home and abroad
  • Supervising the handicapping and player ranking systems

As a sport run almost entirely by volunteers, Croquet England is always looking for people to help at the club, federation and national level. If you can help out in any way please contact your local club or us directly.

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