Crake Valley Win the Apps Heley Award for 2021
Crake Valley has won the Apps Heley Award for 2021. This prestigious Croquet Association award is given every two years to the club with three or four courts that has made most progress at a national or local level over the previous two years. The major progress at the Club recognised by this award includes bringing a third lawn into operation with improvements in the quality of all lawns, as well as construction of the new clubhouse.
Much of the funding for these projects was obtained locally and was seen to be providing a local community facility attempting to provide croquet for all. Many members have worked tirelessly to gain this award which is the result of a lot of hard work. There is, of course, always more to do and the Club looks forward to continued progress in future years.
Special thanks are due to David Cornes who has led the team with enthusiasm and determination, he has recently been elected as Development Officer for the North west Federation of Croquet Clubs.
(The Apps Heley Award is given by the Croquet Association every two years to the club with three or four courts that has made the most progress at a national or local level in the last two years. Previous club winners in the north west have been: Bowdon 2005; Crake 2007; Chester 2011; Fylde 2013.)