A initiative by Bribie Island Croquet Club to organise a “Come and Try Gateball ” Day was well received. It was advertised within the Sunshine Coast Region and set down for Sunday 10th June. Barbara and Jim Northcott in their roles as Director and Assistant Director for Gateball in QLD attended. In perfect winter weather 16 people came along. Of this number, 3 were familiar with the game. Most of the people who came were Golf Croquet players or beginners to the croquet world because they had visited as students at the University of the 3rd Age.
Plenty of activities were held to learn and to develop the stroking and sparking skills that are needed for beginners. Most of the participants enjoyed the target practice. Actual team games were played and the experience of playing a Triples Game was also enjoyed. Bribie Island members supplied good refreshments and a convivial atmosphere. As a result, a group of 8-10 players are meeting to play on Thursday mornings under the guidance of Lynda Davis who is also QLD Director of Coaching and Director of Ricochet. She is a firm believer in the playing of more than one code of croquet. Thanks go to Gwen Connelly, the Secretary of Bribie Island Croquet Club, for all of her efforts in promoting Gateball and in arranging the Come and Try Day.