Chiltern Croquet Academy
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Chiltern Croquet AcademyAbbreviated to 'Chiltern Academy' in listings
Hazlemere Recreation Ground
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The Academy was born out of a desire to develop a Croquet Centre of Excellence based at the High Wycombe Croquet Club. It was recognised that locating an Academy, recognised by the Croquet Association, at the club would contribute to the Centre.
Drawing on the range of CA qualified coaches already at the club, and a long-standing connection with Cliff Jones, a foremost coach within the CA, the club built up experience of managing and delivering a programme of courses.
Despite the limitations of Covid during 2020, the club succeeded in running a range of courses, when there was a dearth of courses elsewhere.
Following a submission by the Club, through the Coaching Committee, at the beginning of 2021, the Croquet Association formally ratified the formation of the Academy. This opened the way for advertising a full 2021 programme for the Academy using the official Fixtures Calendar on the CA website.
Against a background of a high level of the coronavirus constraints, the Academy Management Board (Ian Shore, Cliff Jones and Ed Olhausen) remains very focused on delivering high quality coaching. Some courses are in train for the summer, while the bulk will be delivered after the main playing season.
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