About Gateball Australia

Because Gateball is a mallet sport requiring equipment and courts similar to croquet, in Australia the Australian Croquet Association (ACA) is responsible for Gateball. It is not a code of croquet but a separate and distinct sport with the World Gateball Union as its head international organisation.  The ACA is registered with the Australian Sports Commission as a National Sporting Organisation for Gateball.

The ACA registers and uses the business name Gateball Australia to identify it’s  Gateball operations.  Gateball Australia is Australia’s member of the World Gateball Union and is also a member of the Asia Pacific Gateball Union. No other Australian organisation can join these organisations.

The ACA appoints a National Coordinator of Gateball to be responsible for Gateball matters in Australia and to represent it as a Director on the Board of the World Gateball Union and the Asia Pacific Gateball Union.

The National Coordinator of Gateball also performs the responsibilities of the National Coordinator of Refereeing for Gateball. The National Coordinator of Gateball reports to the ACA Board. A member of the Board also serves as a contact person for Gateball. This is currently Barbara Northcott.

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

Present incumbents are:

National Coordinator – Gateball:    Ros Crowe – info@gateball.com.au

State Coordinators of Gateball

NSW (including ACT)  – Petula Shun – petulashun@hotmail.com

Victoria – Philip  Brown  – philby.notthespy@gmail.com

Queensland – Robert Roose – qldgateballcoordinator@gmail.com

South Australia –  Geoff Crook – gcrook@adam.com.au

Western Australia – Megan Fardon – megan8fardon@gmail.com

Gateball has also been demonstrated in Tasmania and equipment is available. Please email info@gateball.com.au for further information and contacts.