Coming Soon – biggest ever change to Croquet Membership
The Croquet Association have been working on plans to change the membership structure of the CA for some time – this will simplify the system and most importantly, include every club member for the first time.
At present, most CA members are classified as Tournament Members and pay £48.50 pa in order to receive the Croquet Gazette, Fixtures Calendar and eligible to play in CA listed Tournaments. It is estimated only about 20% of club members are CA Tournament Members. However, every club member does contribute to the CA via a Club Levy – at present, every club pays the CA £9.50 pa for each of their members.
From 2017, the membership structure will be changing dramatically:
STANDARD MEMBER – free to all club members who are then eligible to enter tournaments, will receive the Croquet Gazette and get voting rights. This will happen automatically provided the new Membership Database (currently in development) goes live.
PREMIUM MEMBER – £40 pa – get priority discounted tournament entry, plus the Gazette and voting rights.
SUPPORTER MEMBER – £20 pa – means of supporting the CA but do not wish to play in tournaments.
CLUB LEVY – £10.50 – payable by all clubs for each of their members.
You can obtain more information from the Federation CA representatives – Peter Wilson (Fylde) or John Dawson (Chester).
The following article on this topic is taken from the September issue of the Croquet Gazette: