There will be a Golf Croquet course to train prospective coaches over the weekend of 18/19 October at Ripon Spa Croquet Club.
The course will be led by Jennet Blake and James Hawkins and we hope all northern clubs will encourage one of their members to attend the weekend and start training to become a qualified CA coach. The course will give everyone a good basis for coaching their own club members and prepare them to be eligible for the award of a yellow 'Club Coach' badge. With further experience, players can be awarded a white 'Golf Croquet Coach' badge to enable them to coach throughout the CA domain.
The cost of the course will be £10 for CA members and £16 for non-CA members. There will be no requirement to stay overnight at the Best Western Ripon Spa Hotel, but the Managing Director (Samantha Curry) will offer special rates to anyone who wishes to stay at the hotel. Tea and coffee will be available for a nominal charge during the weekend, but lunch can be taken in the hotel bar or in the city as food may not be brought into the hotel.
If you would like to attend the course or want further details, please contact Jennet Blake (jennet#themitchellshouse.com), James Hawkins (0151 722 4207) or Samantha Curry (01765 602172, croquet-in-ripon#hotmail.co.uk) as appropriate.