Cammeray Croquet Club

Our Committee

These are the people who keep Cammeray Croquet Club humming along smoothly -

Joanne Brown
Committee Member     

Mary Goldsack
Committee Member     

Mary has spent most of her working life in the tourism industry, and for the past few years worked as an event organizer with international business tourism groups. The coronavirus brought that side of her life to a sudden halt, but happily that void has been filled with a far more interesting challenge – the world of croquet. With a handicap of 20, the only way is up, or should that be down?

Michael Hughes

Around 15 years ago Michael had 2 hip replacements, and found the much improved mobility made it more enjoyable to play sport than to sit behind a desk, so he retired from the actuarial world (the club is overrun with actuaries!). As his father took up croquet in retirement and enjoyed it, Michael convinced 3 of his friends to take lessons .... and the rest is history. Alan Walsh and Ted Griffin were two of the three; the third regrettably took up bowls instead.

Kristin Kool-Clarke
Vice President     

I have been a happy member of the Cammeray Croquet Club for a few years now. A friendly club that encourages and mentors new players. I plan to be around for years to come and trust that with much more practice my skills will improve !

Ian Lucas
Committee Member     

Graham Maynard
Committee Member     

I remember my Beginers Tournament match was against Mike Hughes who was going great guns in typical Mike fashion. We got to hoop 2 and I had to withdraw in pain as I later found I had dislocated my thigh bone. Years later I dislocated my right arm! I also took 18 months off croquet to write a book. I am now playing a lot of croquet but never know when the writing bug will hit again. But no more dislocations, please! Was lucky enought to win the 2013 CNSW Bronze Championship. Have a go everyone!

Gail Parrott
Committee Member     

Malcolm Sheldon

Alan Walsh
Committee Member     

Born in Brisbane in 1945, Alan spent 35 years in the IT industry as a software engineer, and started playing croquet only after retiring in 2005.
Has played a few times in the NSW representative team in interstate teams championships, and in four individual AC World Championships.
Until croquet interfered, his primary recreation was competitive Bridge. Success in that field includes State and National team titles and representing Australia in international events over a 40-year period.

Warren Yates

Warren Yates took up Croquet not long after retiring from academia where was a professor of Electrical Engineering. He has served on the Committee for 8 years, the last 4 as Secretary. Like many in the Club he enjoys social games and the occasional tournament and is not too concerned that he seems to be destined to be forever a Bronze player. Warren maintains the club website and is the first point of contact for prospective members and groups who would like to hire the lawns for a social function. When not playing Croquet he is crowdfunding investment in solar installations on commercial buildings through the not-for-profit social enterprise ClearSky Solar Investments, that he set up in 2013 with fellow ex-councillor Christina Kirsch.