The NSW Office of Sport has awarded CNSW a substantial grant under its Sport Development Grant Program for a Croquet Pathways to Excellence project.
To manage these funds, CNSW has created a Player Pathway to Excellence Programme, and a PPEP Committee.
We hope you will all join in our excitement about the potential of this programme to benefit the players in your club and croquet in NSW!
Work has progressed to develop coaching programmes and teaching materials suited for players at every skill and aspirational level in the game. Clubs have been asked to provide information on the current proficiency and aspirations of each member and to advise the working group of the degree of interest and the number of players likely to participate in this programme.
Thank you to the clubs who have already sent us their player statistics which are now being collated and from which the first groups of players invited into the programme will be sourced. There will be two initial training modules offered:- 1) for players wishing to move from Foundation to Talented level, and 2) from Talented to Elite level. Each module will be offered for both Association and Golf Croquet players.
This initial PPEP grant has been issued specifically for AC and GC. We have included Ricochet in this initial draft as its skills are a hybrid of AC and GC. John Park is completing a parallel document for Gateball and these two variants will be rolled into future PPEP development.
The financing of any future development of these rigorous training modules for the seriously competitive player will depend on additional successful grant applications. The measured success of this initial programme will form the basis of future grant applications so it is essential that your Club’s statistics be included at this ground level.
33 clubs have not yet sent in their information:-
South West Rocks
West Street Nowra