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Individual Croquet England Associates


You can join Croquet England as a directly subscribed individual Associate by clicking the relevant button below. If you are already subscribed you can renew your subscription online.

Playing members of Croquet England Affiliated Clubs are eligible to become a Croquet England Standard Associate, which is administered by each club's secretary.

Other than Garden Associates, all Associates over the age of 16 will be invited to become a voting Member of Croquet England. Associates and Members are collectively known as Subscribers.

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

Croquet Clubs can join Croquet England as an Affiliated Club - see the section join as a club.

Other organisations with an interest in Croquet can join Croquet England as Partner Organisations - see the section join as a partner organisation

Individual Subscriptions

Subscription Type & Benefits

Rates1

Garden Associate

Open to anyone resident in the UK who is not currently a Croquet England Subscriber.

Entitlements are:

Annual fee £10.00

Note that to be eligible you must be a UK resident and not currently a Croquet England Subscriber.

Standard Associate

Open to playing members of Croquet England Affiliated Clubs. Once you are recorded as a member of a club, you can be registered as a Croquet England Standard Associate by your club membership secretary or by contacting the Croquet England office.

Entitlements are:

  • Entry to domestic tournaments listed in the Fixtures Calendar
  • Eligibility for Croquet England selection events and events representing Croquet England internationally
  • Receive paper copies of the Croquet England Magazine: The Croquet Gazette (for new members until the end of the calendar year of joining, or of the following calendar year if joining on or after 1st August)
  • Hold Croquet England coaching and refereeing qualifications
  • Access to the Merit Awards Scheme
  • 2% Discount from the Croquet England Shop
  • Eligible to register as a Croquet England Member and then vote in elections and on motions before general meetings.

No direct fee

Note that to be eligible you must have a Primary club membership recorded

U25 Standard Associate Under 25

Open to playing members of Croquet England Affiliated Clubs who are under 25 years of age on 1st January of the subscription year. You need to be recorded as a member of a club before you can be registered as a Croquet England U25 Standard Associate.

Entitlements are those of a Standard Associate plus:

No direct fee

Note that to be eligible you must have a Primary club membership recorded

Premium Associate Premium

Entitlements are those of a Standard Associate plus:

Year 11: £20.00
Direct Debit: £40.00
Paperless+DD: £33.00
Paperless: £38.50
Full: £45.50

U25 Premium Associate PremiumUnder 25

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

Entitlements are those of a U25 Standard Associate plus:

Direct Debit: £16.00
Paperless+DD: £9.00
Paperless: £9.00
Full: £16.00

Supporter Associate

Entitlements are those of a Standard Associate plus:

Direct Debit: £19.50
Paperless+DD: £12.50
Paperless: £18.00
Full: £25.00

Overseas Associate (Includes EU) Premium

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.

Entitlements are those of a Standard Associate plus:

Direct Debit: £44.50
Paperless+DD: £37.50
Paperless: £43.00
Full: £50.00

Notes

Tournament Play

Competitors in Croquet England Calendar Fixtures in England & Wales must be Croquet England Subscribers or a member of a WCF Member Association, with exceptions described in Tournament Regulation P1(a)(2).

PremiumPremium, PremiumOverseas and PremiumUnder 25Under-25 Subscribers get discounted tournament entry fees.

Under 25Under-25 Subscribers get priority entry into tournaments.

Registration for Online Tournament Entry

If you are a Croquet England Subscriber (which includes Standard Subscribers registered by clubs) you do not need to create a new account to enter tournaments because one is created for you by your club's Membership Secretary.

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

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

If you do not qualify to be a Standard Associate because your club is not participating in the scheme, you will need to join Croquet England as a directly-subscribed Associate.

If your club is participating in the scheme, but you have previously indicated to them that you do not want to be registered with Croquet England, simply ask your club secretary to add you as a Croquet England Standard Associate, 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 (or renew) a Reciprocal Rights account by submitting online your personal contact details (including handicaps) and waiting up to one working day for the office to accept your request.

For more details or information, please contact the office.

Registration for a New Account

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

Anyone registered as a member of a Croquet England Affiliate Club can become a Croquet England Standard Associate without additional cost: click AddAdd Membership in your memberships tab.

Discounts Available

New Premium Associates 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 Croquet England Associate in a category other than Standard.

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 Subscription

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