Mallet lovers’ life memberships


Robin Hutchison, Isabel Clucas and Joyce Pearson. Picture: Robin Kornet        d451629
Robin Hutchison, Isabel Clucas and Joyce Pearson. Picture: Robin Kornet        d451629

Isabel Clucas, Joyce Pearson and Robin Hutchinson, who joined the club in 1971, 1986 and 1991 respectively, were honoured for their commitment and service to the club with a celebratory barbecue and a fun round of golf croquet.

Proving there is no such thing as being too old to enjoy a bit of sport, Clucas, who said she had won too many trophies to count, recently added another to the cabinet after taking out the East Fremantle B Grade Association Croquet Singles.

East Fremantle Croquet Club’s Joy Hunter said it was a great sport to play because it was not too strenuous but enabled the players to get some exercise for the body and mind.

“You do get some exercise through swinging the mallet, walking and bending, as well as exercise for the brain when trying to work out just where to place the balls to enable a better result for yourself and to deny your opponent a chance at getting a hoop,” she said.

“We are looking for younger players to join and continue the tradition of playing at the East Fremantle Croquet Club, which has been in existence for over 100 years.

“Our youngest member is Fleur Brockway, who in her early 20s has recently won the State Open Association Croquet Women’s Singles and is in the WA State Team.

“Fleur only last weekend competed in the Eire Cup tournament for the WA team.”

The club is welcoming new players to come and try croquet.

Visit www.croquetwest.org.au for more information or call 0448 043 840.