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The Structure of the Croquet Association


The top-level governance of the Croquet Association is specified by its constitution and is summarised below.

Council

The Council has overall responsibility for the affairs of the Association, with a focus on high-level policy, strategic initiatives, scrutiny and transparency. It has:

  • 12 Voting Members elected under specified rules by Individual Members of the Association to represent a Member Federation and the Member Clubs and Individual Members served by it, except that several Federations may be grouped to form a single constituency.
  • and the following non-voting members:
    • The Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer
    • The Chairman of the Executive Board
    • up to three co-opted members, appointed by vote of the Council to ensure that it has a diversity of background and experience.

In addition, the President and any guests invited by the Chairman of Council may attend meetings and speak but not vote. The Vice-Presidents are Officers of the Association whose office convey no executive powers and are not ex-officio members of the Council.

The Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of the CA are elected annually at the Association's AGM.

The Council elects its Chairman and Vice-Chairman annually.

Executive Board

Day-to-day business (including the authority to execute financial transactions, implementation of policy, and recommendation of new, or changes to, policy) is delegated to the Executive Board, which in turn can delegate to its committees.

The Executive Board has the following voting members:

  • Its Chairman, appointed by the Council
  • The Secretary of the Board and the Honorary Treasurer
  • Up to 6 other members, appointed by the Council

The Executive Board appoints the Manager of the CA (based in the Association's office) who reports to its Chairman and is a non-voting member.

The President, Chairman of Council and any guests invited by the Executive Board Chairman may attend meetings and speak but not vote.

Committees and Groups of the Executive Board

  • Coaching
  • Development
  • Equipment
  • Funding
  • Handicap
  • ICT (Information and Communications Technology)
  • International
  • Laws (AC)
  • Marketing and Publishing
  • Rules (GC)
  • Selection (AC)
  • Selection (GC)
  • Tournaments (AC)
  • Tournaments (GC)

The above is a summary of the Association's structure. Please see the Governing Documents for full details. Information about the Officers and Committees, Policies and Strategies is also published.

In development is a new Policy map, which is intended to help CA members navigate governance documents and find associated procedures, forms etc.