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Individual Croquet Association Membership

You can join the CA as a directly subscribed individual member by clicking the relevant button below. If you are already subscribed you can renew your membership online.

Playing members of CA Full Member clubs are eligible for CA Standard membership, which is administered by each club's secretary.

If you are new to the game, your first step might be to join a club near where you live.

Clubs can also be members of the CA - see the section join as a club.

Individual Subscriptions

Membership Type & Benefits

Rates1

Premium Member

Entitlements are those of a Standard member plus:

  • Priority and cheaper entry to domestic tournaments listed in the CA Calendar
  • Receive the CA Magazine: The Croquet Gazette (unless paperless)
  • Member discount in the CA Shop
  • Reduced entry fees for CA and Academy-organised coaching courses
  • Eligible for CA selection events and events representing the CA internationally
  • Reduced rate for new joiners paying by Direct Debit

Year 11: £20.00
Direct Debit: £38.00
Paperless+DD: £31.00
Paperless: £36.50
Full: £43.50

Supporter Member

Entitlements are those of a Standard member plus:

Direct Debit: £18.00
Paperless+DD: £11.00
Paperless: £16.50
Full: £23.50

Overseas Member (Includes EU)

Open to those resident outside England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man. Residents of these areas may join at UK standard rates since there are no additional postage costs.

Entitlements are those of a Standard member plus:

  • Priority and cheaper entry to domestic tournaments listed in the CA Calendar
  • Receive the CA Magazine: The Croquet Gazette (unless paperless)
  • Member discount in the CA Shop
  • Reduced entry fees at CA and Academy-organised coaching courses
  • Eligible for CA selection events and events representing the CA internationally

Direct Debit: £43.00
Paperless+DD: £36.00
Paperless: £41.50
Full: £48.50

Young Person Member

Open to those under age 25 on 1 January of the membership year.

Entitlements are those of a Standard member plus:

Direct Debit: £15.00
Paperless+DD: £8.00
Paperless: £8.00
Full: £15.00

Standard Member

Open to playing members of CA Full-Member clubs. Once you are recorded as a member of a club, you can register as a CA Standard Member.

  • Entry to domestic tournaments listed in the CA Calendar (excluding CA selection events)
  • Receive a paper copy of the CA Magazine: The Croquet Gazette (for new members until end of calendar year of joining, or of following calendar year if joining on or after 1st August)
  • Hold CA coaching and refereeing qualifications
  • Subsidy for training as a Club Coach or Referee
  • Access to the CA Awards Scheme
  • Vote in CA elections and on motions before general meetings.

No direct fee

If not already registered, create a new account first.

Notes

Tournament Play

Competitors in CA Calendar Fixtures in England & Wales must be members of The CA or another WCF Member Association, with exceptions described in Tournament Regulation P1(a)(2).

Premium, Overseas and Young Person members of the Croquet Association get priority entry to tournaments and reduced tournament entry fees.

Registration for Online Tournament Entry

If you are a Member of the Croquet Association (which includes Standard Members registered by clubs) you do not need to create a new account to enter tournaments because one is created for you soon after your details are received by the CA Office.

The login process uses your email address (as notified by you or your club secretary) plus a password that you must set by following the instructions online.

If your email address is not recognised, you should contact your club secretary to make sure your details have been provided to the Croquet Association.

If you do not qualify for Standard Membership because your club is not participating in the scheme, you will need to join the CA as a directly-subscribed member.

If your club is participating in the scheme, but you have previously indicated to them that you do not want to be registered with the CA, simply ask your club secretary to add you as a CA Standard Member, or see the section Registration for a New Account.

Reciprocal Rights are granted under WCF Statute 164 for one visit (of up to 60 days in a calendar year) to members or associates of other WCF-Member Associations who are not resident in England. If you wish to claim reciprocal rights to use the online tournament entry system you must register a Reciprocal Rights account by submitting online your personal contact details (including handicaps) and waiting up to one working day for the CA Office to accept your request.

For more details or information, please contact the CA Office.

Registration for a New Account

If you are a not a Croquet Association Member and wish to become a Standard Members, or wish to register a club membership without becoming a CA member, you must first create an online account. Your club secretary can do this for you or you can do it for yourself online.

Anyone registered as a member of a CA-Member club can become a CA Standard Member without additional cost: click AddAdd Membership in your memberships tab.

Discounts Available

New Premium members pay a substantially reduced rate in their first year by completing a Direct Debit arrangement to pay subsequent subscriptions. This rate is not available to anyone who has previously been a CA member in a category other than Standard membership.

The Direct Debit rate is available to those who complete a Direct Debit arrangement for renewal payments from a UK bank.

Otherwise, the Full rate applies and is payable online by credit card or sterling cheque drawn on a UK Bank.

The Paperless rate offers a discount for not receiving paper copies of The Croquet Gazette, which is available online. You can elect to be e-mailed when new editions are available by updating your personal details.

You can register to go (or stop being) paperless by editing your personal details. Update your subscription through the Memberships tab in your personal details to start or stop a Direct Debit arrangement.

Duration of Membership

Membership subscriptions are for all or part of a calendar year and fall due on 1 January. New memberships started on or after 1 August last until 31 December of the following year.