Council has approved specific objectives for our committees and I am highlighting some that are of general interest. They are, of course, in addition to the routine work that committees continuously carry out.
Run qualifying courses with the aim of getting at least one person in each small club qualified as a club coach.
Revise the Coaching Manual, which will include golf croquet.
Investigate the possibility of publishing a coaching video (or DVD).
Identify member clubs wishing to build an extra court, or upgrade the quality of existing courts, so that we can offer assistance.
Check on the frequency and extent to which Federations and clubs use CA-owned equipment and take initiatives to increase the usage.
Monitor grants and tighten budgetary control.
Increase the number of entries to the many competitions now being organised.
Work towards establishing one laws book for golf croquet that can be used at all events and is accepted worldwide.
Train and qualify more referees.
Increase the CA's influence on the WCF and develop stronger links with the NZCC, ACA and USCA.
Develop our strength at the top level and specifically develop players (including juniors) with the potential to play in the MacRobertson Shield in 2003.
Plan for association croquet World Championships to be held in England in 2005.
Arrange association croquet matches with Canada and Egypt, and offer help to emerging associations.
Publish in print the Official Rulings on the Laws of Croquet (ORLC) to replace the existing Commentary by Prichard/Lamb.
Prepare and publish material about training referees.
Publish a new edition of the Basic Laws of Croquet.
Improve inter-committee communications.
Put more emphasis on reviewing long-term policy issues.
Create a membership canvassing kit for clubs to help with their recruitment campaigns.
Investigate improving the benefits that the CA offers to its members.
Implement a strategy for attracting legacies.
Create more awareness of what the CA does and what it achieves on behalf of its members.
Canvass non-member clubs to join the CA.
Define the target audiences of the CA's website and develop it accordingly.