Croquet: strategy suits WA player Fardon


State croquet representative Megan Fardon.
Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d468470
State croquet representative Megan Fardon. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d468470

IT might not get the same participation numbers as more popular sports like football, soccer and basketball, but a local croquet club now has two State players among its members.

East Fremantle Croquet Club’s Megan Fardon took on some of the best croquet players in the country during the recent Eire Cup in Hobart.

Fardon said after being introduced to the sport at East Fremantle’s Glyde In Community Learning Centre, she had never looked back.

“The lessons were fun and I found the concentration needed to hit the ball was a good mental break from my day-to-day role,” she said. “I was very honoured to be selected for the state team.

“Croquet is a very strategic game with a gentle physical effort needed, so those with a strong competitive edge can enjoy hitting balls away and those with good skill levels can deftly put the ball through the hoop.

“It is a game for all ages and all physical abilities and it is a sport that is played at the international level, with an opportunity to travel.”

She joins Fleur Brockway as the second East Fremantle player to make the state team.