Hello, my name is Yvonne Webster. I am the Club Captain for 2018-2019 .
Here are some various general reports that I have received, which give you an idea of what has occurred recently.
MAKARA AC BRONZE SINGLES COMPETITION
Strathfield hosted the Bronze Singles event. Play was on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of October. The winner of Block A was Nerida Phelps (Marrickville) and the winner of Block B was Lorraine Hatfield (Sutherland). Both players were competing in their first tournament. Lorraine won the final 13-12.
GATEBALL COMES TO STRATHFIELD
The great news is that two of our members (Ruth Bridger and Jennie Brentnall) were members of the SYDNEY EPSTARS TEAM, WHO JUST WON THE CNSW STATE GATEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HELD IN CANBERRA (16th-18TH NOVEMBER).
Since the first session of Gateball at our club on Sunday, the 4th February, interest in this game has continued to grow, and we now have four members who play this game regularly. Our club will restart hosting the first Sunday of the Month sessions, beginning on the 6th January 2019. See the separate Epstars flyer.
New and experienced players can make enquiries via this website.
Strathfield Croquet Club is situated at 50 REDMYRE ROAD. Street parking is available, and it is about 10-15 minute stroll from Strathfield Railway station. If walking, note our closest sidestreet is Vernon Street. Strathfield Council signs appear outside location.
By the way, there is a good video of Gateball being played, on Gateball.com.au website. Also, three Australian teams recently played in the World GB Championships held in Brazil. Interesting to note they played at a designated Gateball Stadium.
Gateball will have particular appeal to youth/young adult groups.
Gateball games are shorter (half an hour), and the games are loaded with strategies. However, many of the basic mallet strokes are the same, with just a few new ones such as 'sparking'.
In Term 3, 2018, as part of the School Croquet Golf Croquet Program, we introduced Gateball to students from Strathfield Girls High School. It was received very well by both the coaching team and the students, so the School Program has been renamed the Golf Croquet and Gateball Program.
THE ENID BROWN FRIENDSHIP TROPHY
won a short time back, will be on display at the Club Christmas Party, along with the CNSW Gateball Trophy. The games AC and GC are played between Cheltenham, Epping, Eastwood and Warrawee. This particular Trophy was awarded for the AC Section.
CNSW AC BRONZE PENNANTS WIN
SCC AC PLAYERS representatives of the Club's Bronze Pennants Team, were presented with their trophy & Badges at the Presentation lunch held on the 8th December at the Concordia Club Tempe.
In picture are Peter Montague who presented the award to:
Yvonne Webster (Captain), and Team members Ruth Bridger and Ann Shaddick (also President).