National Croquet Day (NCD) - A National Drive to Help Your Club
National Croquet Day - 12th May 2019
'Think You Know Croquet? Think Again!'
Poster artwork for National Croquet Day 12 May
Alternative - NCD 2019 poster - PDF
Please see the NCD 2019 poster in JPEG format, with separate link to a high-resolution PDF version. Those of you who have requested hard copies - you should receive them in the next few days.
Guidance notes: NCD 2019 Guidance Notes for Clubs
Follow the download link for some tips gathered from previous year, collated by the Marketing Committee.
A suggested format for NCD is here: Two Ball Match-Play Croquet rules v1-1.
Two ball 'Match-Play' Croquet 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 AC 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 chooses to use this format on NCD or beyond.
Discussion about NCD
For those who want to discuss NCD with other clubs, we have created an online chat room #proj-ncd2019 on the collaboration platform 'Slack'.
Members of the Marketing Committee are happy to help with any questions leading up to NCD, and to share best practices.
Sharing your success
- Clubs active on social media are encouraged to use the hashtag #nationalcroquetday when posting about their day.
- The CA are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the username @croquetengland. We will repost and share as much as can - so do tag us!
- We would love to hear how your NCD event went, and encourage you to submit a short piece for the Gazette/CA website.
- We will circulate a post-event survey to gather information about attendance and lessons learnt.
Here's to NCD 2019 - thanks in advance to everyone involved.