Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Croquet Club to celebrate 33rd anniversary

President Tim Barker is observed by Susan Dodds and Peter Smith working to develop the new half size lawn.


IF you have been sitting a little too idle during COVID-19 lockdowns and have perhaps gained a couple of extra COVID kilos there is a fun way that you can try to get a little more active.

The Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Croquet Club is celebrating and they’d like you to come along and give croquet a try.

2021 is the 33rd foundation year and 30th MPCC Anniversary and will be celebrated on Saturday10 April at 10am with a BBQ and “Come and Try Day” with the club rolling out the welcome wagon for everyone who would like to attend – subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Anthony Jones of the Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Croquet Club told News Of The Area, “The club was formed by seven well-known local ladies in 1988, Gwen Pye, Gwen Wiseman, Joan Woods, Audrey Woods, Mary Collins, Ruth Coxon and Eileen Webb who started playing on the Witt St sports field.

“Croquet Courts at the Myall Park Sporting Facility were established following the ladies negotiations with Great Lakes Council and games commenced in April 1991.”

In February 1992 the club changed its name to The Myall Park Croquet Club and was officially Incorporated as a not for profit club on 15th January 1992 by the Public Officer Monica Buckley.

The club has been supported by Council and community groups to successfully build a facility that supports all aspects of croquet including maintenance, social activities and of course the odd competitive game of croquet.

Croquet is a great game for those who are perhaps looking for a new low impact way to be active in a strong social environment.

New Players are welcome to try this sport which provides an exercise for the mind and body.

Please call Tony 49970816 to have the initial three free sessions on Thursday mornings at 9.30am.



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