Bristol Croquet Club is governed by a constitution: 'The Rules of Bristol Croquet Club', which has been developed by successive General Meetings. It empowers the Committee to manage the affairs of the Club:
The Committee is elected annually at the AGM, which is normally held in early March each year. To write to the Committee, please send an email to the Secretary (details at the foot of every page).
Any member of the Committee would be very happy to hear your views and suggestions at any time (within reason!) and an e-newsletter is circulated several times a year to keep you in touch with what's going on.
Minutes of Committee meetings are normally posted in the clubhouse and will be sent on request to any member (either as a one-off or routinely). They are not posted online because they sometimes contain sensitive financial information or can be of a personal nature.
The Committee maintains a capital projects inventory, which is available from the treasurer on request.
The Club's financial year runs from 1st November to 31st October, but the Membership year runs to 28 February. The AGM is well attended and is an opportunity to review the past year, listen to the plans for the coming year, meet and question the Committee; for which volunteers are more than welcome!
We bank with HSBC Bank as Bristol Croquet Club, Sort Code 40-17-32, Account 01067052.
Dave Kibble, Chair
Chris Frew, Secretary, Local Safeguarding Officer
Bob Whiffen, Treasurer
Mike Salisbury, Grounds Secretary
Linda Shaw, Membership Secretary
Roger Jenkins, Match Secretary & Deputy Chair
Ann Fraser, Member
Neil Purchase, Member
See the Club Guide Safeguarding section.
Coaches: Deirdre Duggan, Pat Jackson, Richard Jackson, Rashid Joomun, Dave Kibble, Roger Mills, Frances Ransom, Ray Ransom, Linda Shaw, Eric Soakell, Bob Whiffen.
Group coaching sessions are organised throughout the season but please feel free to contact any of the coaches for individual help with your game. See the Club Guide Coaching section.
For information about handicapping, please refer to the Club Guide Handicapping section.
Latham Cup: Dave Kibble
Barbara Evans Trophy: Bob Whiffen
John McCullough Challenge Trophy: Robert Wilkinson
High Handicappers’ (16-24) Tournament: Mike Chan (hospitality), Linda Shaw (AC), David Enticknap (GC)
One-Ball Charity Event: Bob Whiffen and Chris Frew
Internal Competitions: Andrew Wise
We have a procedure for selecting team members: please don't wait to be asked - put yourself forward to the appropriate team managers, who will include you in their plans for team development and matches.The Club offsets some of the cost of playing matches.
See swfcroquet.org.uk for league details and rules.
League for Advanced Play (Parkstone Trophy), Bristol A (Division 1): David Goacher
League for Advanced Play (Parkstone Trophy), Bristol B (Division 2): Martin Leach
League for Advanced Play (Parkstone Trophy), Bristol C (Division 3): Anthony Rackham
Federation League (Handicap 14 and below): Bob Whiffen
Intermediate League (Handicap 9 to 18): Chris Frew
'B' League (Handicap 16 to 24): Ann Fraser
Short Croquet League, Restricted: Margo Soakell
Short Croquet League, Open: Eric Soakell
GC Level Play League, Bristol A: David Goacher
GC Level Play League, Bristol B: David Enticknap
GC Handicap League: Vicky Stocks
GC High Handicap League: (not entered)
Short Croquet (8/9/10th April) Team A: Margo Soakell
Short Croquet (8/9/10th April) Team B: Eric Soakell
Short Croquet (7/8/9th Oct) Team A: Margo Soakell
Short Croquet (7/8/9th Oct) Team B: Eric Soakell
See croquet.org.uk for competition details and rules.
Inter-Club Championship: David Goacher
Mary Rose: Martin Leach
Longman Cup: Mike Salisbury