Over the past few months concerns have been expressed about perceived declining levels of competitive croquet across the country. This has often been attributed to a growth in 'social croquet', which is not confined to Golf Croquet but certainly this variant represents the greater part of the rise in non-competitive play. A CA Recruitment Working Party and the CA Marketing Committee set about measuring whether this was so and determining what could and should be done about it. A summary of the findings, which include a change of direction for the CA in terms of its Growth and Recruitment Strategy and which was ratified by the Council in March of this year is available in the June 2011 Gazette. The full Growth and Recruitment paper is available on this website.