Croquet Association Millennium Award

The Croquet Association has announced that we will be given its biennial Millennium Award.

This award is for clubs with 5 or more lawns, and in the two years 2011 and 2012 we have:

  • taken on 3 bowling greens from the City Council, giving a total of 8 lawns
  • been able to offer year-round play for the first time
  • sunk a borehole to provide a source of water for the lawns
  • obtained funding to install an automatic watering system on its 5 original lawns
  • increased its membership and number of CA Associates
  • developed GC play at both club and tournament level to add to its strong showing at AC
  • continued to run a full programme of CA Calendar events
  • improved its website
  • contributed to the running of the CA and the East Midlands Federation

The winning club receives an inscribed plaque and a cheque for £250, and holds the associated trophy for 2 years. The trophy will be presented at the CA AGM in October.

The award is a testament to the many members who work so hard for the success of the club.  In particular a big vote of thanks should go to our GC & AC coaches/mentors who put in so much time and effort to help our our new starters each year.