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Jill Austin - 12/07/2020 @ 09:25

Jill Austin

We are very sorry to hear that Jill Austin, long time and Life Member of the Club has died.

Many members knew her well. Pam and Gerald Gooders were two of them: "She joined the Club in 1995. Previously she had played at the Tennis Club with her sister, where they had won many competitions.

She was the type of member any club would be pleased to welcome, immediately beginning to help where she could.  She joined the Working Party, concentrating on the borders, which many visitors to the Club commented on.  She was willing to try her hand at anything apart from baking, which she laughingly admitted wasn't her thing!  She was awarded a Diploma from the CA in 2004 for her many services to croquet; the citation specifically mentioned her care of the borders.  

Jill was a good player of all forms of the game and organised the Club Roll Up afternoons.  She was also the Club Membership Secretary for many years.  A delightful person and valued club member."

Jill (third from left) at the Xmas Party in 2016
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Part of Jill's Long Border, earlier in the same year

GC Examining Coach - 09/07/2020 @ 21:37

GC Examining Coach 

From the Director of the Croquet Academy:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Janet Hoptroff has attained her position as a GC Examining Coach.
The endorsements given by very well respected members of the CA Coaching  Committee were outstanding. 
Janet has worked tirelessly for The Croquet Academy for over seven years and her very professional way of Coaching has set a standard for all of us who have worked with and been led by her.

Well done Janet!

Richard Carline