Jonathan Isaacs, Chairman of the The Croquet Academy writes "Daphne Gaitley started playing croquet at Southwick in 1992. She quickly became an accomplished player in both Association & Golf Croquet. She became a club coach in 1995 and from there was a valuable asset to the Summer School. In 1998 she gained her Grade 1 AC coaches award and subsequently gained her grade 2 AC award as well as her GC coaches qualification. She is both an AC & GC referee. Daphne became a leading coach on the Summer School & became a leading player in the formation of The Croquet Academy. She became Federation Coaching Officer for the SECF and served a number of years as a respected member of the CA Coaching Committee. Daphne's greatest work has been achieved "in the field". She has and still organises numerous coaching sessions for clubs throughout the SECF and has even run courses as far north at Nottingham. She is the senior Golf Croquet Coach on the Academy and the huge growth witnessed in attendees coming on Academy Golf Croquet courses is a true measure of her success. I sincerely hope this will mark a stepping stone in her brilliant career as a well respected coach and may she continue her success for many years to come." Daphne will be presented with her award at the AGM in October.