After play at Victoria Park Croquet Club in Week 1, the group was invited to move the Week 2 play to Forrest Park Croquet Club – headquarters of Croquet West. Forrest Park sent out a flyer to all WA croquet clubs inviting participation and that invitation explains the extra starters.
Regular play will now be Sunday mornings for the next two weeks, and already players have decided to continue after the introductory course, alternating weekly between clubs with the aim of setting up a three-way inter-club competition (the two Parks and E. Fremantle), as more players are gathered.
Several email enquiries this week suggest that even more new players will turn up over the next two Sundays.
An organisation of independent schools has organised a day, in October for sports groups to introduce their sport to high school students. Gateball will be there.
Croquet West runs an inter-generation GC tournament in October. Croquet players partner with younger generation to expose the sport. Gateball has been invited to participate.
Wednesday evening play at East Fremantle will begin again in September.
More information can be found on the Croquet West Website