Gail Marden tries croquet at the come-and-try day in Warwick.
Gail Marden tries croquet at the come-and-try day in Warwick. Gerard Walsh

Gail takes up a challenge

CROQUET looks like a challenge: those were the words used to describe the first impressions of the sport for newcomer Gail Marden.

The Warwick Croquet Club held a come-and-try day on Sunday on its lawns in Leslie Park.

“I played netball years ago and also coached some junior teams,” Marden said.

“I am looking for a challenge; croquet could be my return to sport.”

Club president Peg Porter was instructing Marden on Sunday and said “she had a good eye for the sport”.

Jeane Klaudt was another newcomer and liked what she saw on her first day.

“I have played tennis, rode horses and now do a lot of walking,” Klaudt said.

“This is something different, I like what I see.”

Club member Helen Ferrier said she just loved the game.

Ferrier and husband Beau moved to Warwick from Cement Mills 13 years ago and she was soon on the lawns at Leslie Park.

She played golf at Stanthorpe before her move to Warwick.

There is action on the croquet lawns each Tuesday morning and Saturday afternoon.

Beginners and more social forms of croquet are catered for each Thursday afternoon. More information from Porter on 4667 0112



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