Myall Park Croquet Club

Myall Park Croquet Club equipment shed.
Myall Park Croquet Club equipment shed.


Myall Park Croquet Club

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MYALL Park Croquet Club started out with humble beginnings, It was formed by 7 dedicated ladies in 1988, Gwen Pye, Gwen Wiseman, Joan Woods, Audrey Woods, Mary Collins, Ruth Coxon and Eileen Webb who bought the first rules and equipment to play. Our original hoops were made by Alan Belven and the mallets by Ted Allen which are still in use.

The first games were played on the cricket/football field in Witt street Tea Gardens until pressure by the ladies was put onto Great Lakes Council to obtain land at the Myall Park Sports Fields.

Play commenced at the new venue in April 1991, a new storage tool shed for the equipment was built by the Lions Club in November 1991, the Lions Club also dug the trenches for the irrigation sprinkler system which was installed for approximately $3,000. Bryne Carr did the electrical wiring and controls. Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Progress Association and RSL Sub Branch donated $1500 towards materials.

Hawks Nest Golf Club then prepared the two lawns to be ready for play in 1992. In February 1992 the club changed its name from Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Croquet Club to Myall Park Croquet Club.

Fundraising efforts were made by club members for fencing and a clubhouse with lots of help from Great Lakes Council. With donations from Hawks Nest Progress Association and Hawks Nest Caravan Park the fencing was erected by Great Lakes Council in 1994.

In 1996 we were granted permission from G.L. Council to build a pavilion affording much needed shade in the summers.

1997 we purchased a garage for equipment and chemical storage with approval from G.L. Council.

As the years rolled on Myall Park Croquet Club have with the assistance of Grants and hard work from club members and assistance from Great Lakes Council and Mid Coast Council we now have a storage container, toilet, clubhouse, gazebo, sun shelters and equipment for maintaining our lawns Myall Park Croquet Club wishes to thank the NSW government through Sport and Recreation for providing us with a grant for financial assistance in the amount of $4900.00 for a much needed new equipment shed.

We would also like to thank Mid Coast Council for their assistance in the stages of construction of the equipment shed.


By Connie HEWETT

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