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National Croquet Week (NCW) - A National Drive to Help Your Club

National Croquet Week - 11th-17th May 2020

'Think You Know Croquet? Think Again!'

NCW Notes

Guidance notes: Guidance Notes for Clubs - follow the link for some tips gathered from previous years. Download as a PDF version.

Press release: Template available to download from NCW2020 press release template v1.0.

Poster artwork for National Croquet Week

NCW 2020 poster

Downloadable versions:

Please see the NCW 2020 poster in JPEG format, with a separate link to a high-resolution PDF and PPTX version - the latter to let your club to insert own details into white box and print yourselves.

Hard copies of poster

Hard copies can be sent to your club's secretary by using the request form - please submit orders by 16th March.

Those of you who have requested hard copies - you should receive them directly towards the end of March.

Suggested formats for NCD:

We recommend getting people on the lawns and letting them have fun, rather than to spend too long demonstrating or explaining rules.

A quick format which is self explanatory is here - Two ball Match-Play Croquet rules v1-2.

Two-Ball 'Match-Play' Croquet for small lawns has been used successfully in a number of clubs at taster sessions and corporate events. It is a simplified hybrid of AC one-ball and GC scoring, can be picked up by beginners with little-to-no instruction, and takes up minimum lawn space compared to AC, GC or One-Ball.

We believe this format gets newcomers on the lawn and enjoying themselves, and avoids the debate of whether a taster session should start with GC or AC. You can then follow-up this format with beginners sessions under your club's coaching framework.

We would be glad to hear from clubs who choose to use this format on NCW or beyond.

Discussion About NCW

Members of the Marketing Committee are happy to help with any questions leading up to NCW, and to share best practices.

Sharing your success

Here's to NCW 2020 - thanks in advance to everyone involved.