Taking mallet to lawn for a good cause

THINK croquet and the image is genteel - it's finesse with a focus on mallets and manicured lawns.

Yet it is not as slow paced as other sports people might imagine according to Warwick Croquet Club's Helen Ferrier.

“We often play golf croquet which uses the same mallets and balls, but is considerably faster than association croquet,” Mrs Ferrier explained.

“It is more fun, less serious and much more suitable for younger players.”

In fact it is the later the club aims to attract when they hold a charity golf croquet day at their Warwick base next month.

The charity day has been organised to raise awareness and funds for CANTEEN, a group designed to support young people battling cancer.

“It is a valuable group and we would like to do what we can to help them,” Mrs Ferrier said.

The 20-strong club will pull out all mallets and their trademark enthusiasm to attract some younger newcomers to their favoured sport.

“We are only a small club, but we do try to get behind these sort of events,” Mrs Ferrier said.

“We're one of just two clubs in Queensland that have played at the same grounds for more than a 100 years and we're self funding so we know about working together.”

The charity day will be held on August 2 from 10am at the Warwick Croquet Club. Entry is $10 per person.

Two member teams are required for the competition.

For more information contact Lois James on 4661 8860.

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