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 that is available online.
The Club's financial year runs from 1st November to 31st October, but the Membership year runs from AGM to AGM. The AGM is well attended and 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!
Dave Kibble, Chair
Chris Frew, Secretary, Local Safeguarding Officer
Bob Whiffen, Treasurer
Mike Salisbury, Grounds Maintenance
Linda Shaw, Membership Secretary
Roger Jenkins, Fixtures Secretary & Deputy Chair
Ann Fraser, Member
Peter Kirby, Club Competitions
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: Bob Scott
Barbara Evans Trophy: Bob Whiffen
John McCullough Challenge Trophy: Robert Wilkinson
Short Croquet: Eric Soakell
High Handicappers’ (16-24) Tournament: Mike Chan and Bob Whiffen
One-Ball Charity Event: Bob Whiffen
Internal Competitions: Peter Kirby
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 North): 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, North Division, Bristol A: Margo Soakell
Short Croquet League, North Division, Bristol B: Eric Soakell
GC Level Play League: David Goacher
GC Handicap League: Vicky Stocks
GC High Handicap League: (not entered)
See croquet.org.uk for competition details and rules.
Inter-Club Championship: David Goacher
Mary Rose: Martin Leach
Longman Cup: Mike Salisbury