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12 April 2017
Coach accreditation courses will take place on 26-27 April at Maitland, on 6-7 May at EDSACC, and soon at other clubs. More...
26 March 2017
Use up the Old GC Handicap Cards !! The State Handicapper, Gareth Denyer has come up with a great idea. Although CNSW has distributed new GC Handicap cards to every club, many clubs will undoubtedly have old style cards that are new and perfectly useable, and some players may use their cards only occasionally. This being the case, once the conversion to the new system has taken place please feel free to use the 'old' cards until they are all finished but apply the new handicap and index system.
20 March 2017
Whilst the March newsletter was being put together and published the responses from Clubs were being received and considered. As a result the Board has agreed to move some clubs between regions and increase the number of regions from 7 to 9. The revised groupings can be found by accessing this information and if clubs wish to be in a different grouping, or a group want a different name, then please advise as soon as possible.The response to the expression of interest as a Regional Coordinator has not been as good as expected so the Board has decided to ask each Region to provide their coordinator. Regions can decide how this is to be achieved and clubs will be asked about this over the next few days.
20 March 2017
This afternoon, new GC Handicap Cards have been dispatched to all clubs via Australia Post. Enclosed with the cards is an instruction sheet for converting to the new system. After 3rd April, players who enter a competition must have the 'new system' card and it is the responsibility of the player to ensure that the conversion takes place, preferably before the events starts. Club officiers can and will assist in this process and if there are any serious problems clubs can contact or .
13 March 2017
Prices for the AC Laws, GC Rules and GC Handbook have increased from $7 to $7.50 due to ACA postage charges. AC Laws is out of stock but new supplies are on their way; GC Handbook is out of stock and the ACA have not given any indication of when it will be available. Visit the Shop...
2 March 2017
The CNSW Board is committed to keeping a safe workplace at its facilities and expects Clubs to have a similar commitment at their facilities. In consultation with the ACA Insurance Broker, CNSW has prepared a Safety Checklist which is an audit document for Clubs to read, digest, complete and act upon. Clubs do not need to advise CNSW about the results of the audit although CNSW would be interested in the audit result when it selects clubs to host CNSW events. The Safety Checklist is available from the Governance page...
24 February 2017
A link to the Croquet Association Laws Quiz, an excellent set of questions on the laws of AC, has been added to the Refereeing page...
24 February 2017
The ACA Member Protection Policy has been updated to version 8, and the link to it has been updated on our Governance page...
24 February 2017
The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Pam Gentle as State Director of Coaching for both AC and GC. Pam's role will be to develop a network of AC and GC coaches around the State, and these regional coaches will interact with the clubs. Her contact details are on the Contact page...
18 February 2017
NSW Juniors Charlie Sharpe, Jamie Gumbrell and Lana Sexton are playing in the WCF World U21 Championships at Cairnlea from 18th to 23rd February.

18 February 2017
The AC Bronze Singles winner was Ann Shaddick with Ralda Kirton as runner up.

18 February 2017
For some time the Board of CNSW has been considering the reintroduction of 7 (seven) regions for coaching, refereeing, events and some administration. Each region would have a Coordinator who would be considered to be a Board Appointed Officer of CNSW. A document outlining the CNSW Boards position on this is available, as is the Expression of Interest Form (click the headings above to download them). CNSW would like to see the regions up and running with their Coordinators in place by early April. If you are interested in being a Coordinator the main requirement is to have administrative ability and some computer skill and be comfortable in liaising with State Directors and the Board. Please contact the CNSW Secretary if you have any questions.
16 February 2017
Roberta Flint took some photos at the AC 5 & Under Doubles event.

16 February 2017
Profiles of members of the current CNSW Board of Directors are now available - click the first link in the Governance page...
12 February 2017
Wanted - CNSW Newsletter Editor. Croquet enthusiast is sought to take on the important role of Newsletter Editor for CNSW. Details...
3 February 2017
A number of new forms have been added in a new CNSW Forms section to the Downloads page...
18 January 2017
A new Golf Croquet Handicap System is to be introduced nationally on the 3rd April 2017. Click here for information from the ACA website. Click here to download the CNSW information bulletin.
18 January 2017
Croquet NSW is thrilled to introduce a Junior Development Scholarship program. It will be available to all junior players who are affiliated with Croquet NSW and can be used for Association, Golf Croquet and Gateball.
Good luck to the three Junior NSW players who will be competing in the Under 21 World Championships in February: Charlie Sharpe (Killara, centre), Jamie Gumbrell (Canberra, second from right ) and Lana Sexton (Manly, second from left). The next World U21 will be held in two years so this scholarship program will be available to assist our younger players. To see the new CNSW Junior Development Award Program policy document, visit the Governance page...
9 January 2017
Three new refereeing documents are now available:
  • Replacing balls after collisions
  • Wasting time in Association games
  • Do I get a replay?
Download them from the Refereeing page...