SHC students having fun on court

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Year nine Sacred Heart College students played croquet again last week combining their PE class with elements of strategic thinking, team building and strengthening hand eye co-ordination skills.

18 Students played for an hour in brilliant sunshine. Using four half courts, the group was accompanied by their teacher Cam Sudholz and with play supervised by members of the croquet club, they really got into the skill and strategy of the game, competing strongly across all hoops.

This group has played before and that was evident in the strong skills displayed by some students and the commitment to improve demonstrated by others. 

Taking up the opportunity to try something different out in the fresh air which is very positive for mind and body, the club really believe it supports better balance in life, mixing healthy activity with skills development and socialisation. 

How much fun you have is up to you.

Just contact Judi Welch if your school would like to come and have a go at croquet.

Results - Tuesday August 6: In terms of conditions, this was the pick of the days for play this week, not so windy and some delightful sunshine during play. 

Once again, some great croquet was witnessed by the 14 members who were on court, with congratulations going to Cheryl O’Dwyer who was the winner with 21 hoops and equal runners-up were Gerald Hardman and Chris Lloyd on 17 hoops each.

Monthly medal was played on Thursday August 7 with six players braving the wild and freezing conditions. Winning with 21 to five hoops was Brian Archer, followed closely as runner up by Tim Redfern with 21 to 14 hoops. 

Friday and Saturday presented very poor weather which really challenged those who played but for the eight people on Friday and 7 seven on Saturday, you all get the “bravery award” for the week. The club all love their croquet but there are some days when it is just too cold and damp at this time of the year.

Not to be deterred though, late last Tuesday afternoon, a group of 36 visitors from Visy who were attending a conference at the YMGCR, took to the courts and played for a couple of hours. 

Although finding it a challenge, they really enjoyed themselves and the opportunity to be outside and active as part of their conference day. We hope to see them again.

Reminder to members, next Thursday August 15 will be singles play, with two divisions if sufficient members are playing. Also, remember the new rule books have arrived and cost $5 for members, being available at the club rooms.

The Committee meeting is Thursday, August 15 at 12 midday at the clubrooms. Agenda has been circulated.

And a gentle reminder to all members, the next general meeting will be held on Tuesday August 27 at 12 noon at the Croquet Clubrooms. 

Agenda items to the Secretary this week please and note, planning for the social day will be part of the agenda.

For further information on Association Croquet, Golf Croquet or the Yarrawonga Mulwala Croquet club including membership, please contact Judi Welch on 0427678002 or email at [email protected]