Croquet club celebrates milestone


Croquet club celebrates milestone

THE Wonthaggi Croquet Club, located within the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, welcomed some 150 people to its 25th birthday celebrations on Saturday.
The event saw past and present Wonthaggi members, as well as croquet enthusiasts from clubs across Gippsland join in the fun.
Federal member for McMillan Russell Broadbent and Bass Coast Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari also attended the celebration, Cr Tessari even had a few games.
Wonthaggi club president Gerry Kool said the club started off with about six female members and has grown to about 40 members, both men and women.
“Croquet is a sport enjoyed by all ages, all abilities and all sexes, there are no restrictions. Our youngest member is 14 and our oldest, 90 plus,” he said.
Croquet originated in the 1860s and the first club was established in Victoria in 1868.
Wonthaggi Croquet Club life member, Shirley Hamilton, who was instrumental in helping the club achieve a new clubroom, has the honour of cutting the 25th birthday cake.
As part of the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve masterplan, the Wonthaggi Croquet Club is expecting to receive some upgrades, including three new courts and a new clubroom.

Good cake: Wonthaggi Croquet Club secretary Sue Cartwright and president Gerry Kool were chuffed with the club’s 25th birthday cake, which was cut by life member Shirley Hamilton.

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