About Gateball Australia

Because gateball is a mallet sport requiring equipment, courts and playing techniques similar to croquet, the Australian Croquet Association (ACA) and the state croquet associations have been active in promoting gateball at croquet clubs Australia–wide. Gateball Australia’s parent body is registered with the Australian Sports Commission as a National Sporting Organisation.

ACA uses the business name Gateball Australia and is Australia’s member of the World Gateball Union. No other Australian organisation can join.

The ACA appoints an officer to be responsible for gateball matters in Australia and to represent it as a Director on the Board of the World Gateball Union. The officer, the National Coordinator of Gateball, reports to the ACA Executive through a specified contact on the ACA Board. This is currently Jim Nicholls.

Some State croquet associations  appoint officers to coordinate activities and promote gateball in the state. These officers are State Coordinators or Directors of Gateball.

Present incumbents are:

National Coordinator of Gateball John Park info@gateball.com.au

State Directors of Gateball
NSW (including ACT) Mary Dunn nswgateball@gmail.com
Victoria Philip Brown gateball@croquetvic.asn.au
Queensland Barbara Northcott gateball@croquetqld.org

NSW and Queenland also appoint a coordinator for refereeing

Over the past few year Gateball has started to be played in Western Australia and South Australia

Contacts are:

WA: Murray Loane, gateball.freo@gmail.com

SA: Geoff Crook, geoff_crook@hotmail.com

Gateball is not yet played in Tasmania or the Northern Territory.