Today marked the official opening of 2006-2007 Croquet Season for the Ringwood Croquet Club and upon invitation I was invited to run the first hoop and to speak to croquet club members.
Croquet traces its origins back to Ireland in the 1830s (source Wikipedia) and Maroondah is fortunate to have a croquet club located at Jubilee Park in Ringwood. The Ringwood Croquet Club, which was formed in 1931, is still continuing strongly amid the celebrations of their 75th anniversary.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a ward councillor is the ability to meet and speak to a wide variety of groups. While croquet has a lower profile than other sports such as football or cricket there is a keen community keen interest in the sport particularly in regard to the level of skill and strategy that is required.
I am certain that club members will have an enjoyable 2006-2007 season of Croquet.