Information for Players

Accommodation   Accommodation available in the vicinity of the Victorian Croquet Centre includes:

Florentine Villas - 7 Willis Place, Delahey     www.florentinevillas.com.au  +61 3 9310 7347   1,2,3,4 & 5 bedroom units.

Quest  Apartments - 234 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs  Quest Caroline Springs. 1 and 2 bedroom units. Is offering both competitors and spectators special per-person rates. Please ask for these at time of booking, by email to questcarolinesprings@questapartments.com.au or by phone on +61 3 8361 3888

Discovery Parks - Melbourne  (formerly Ashleigh Gardens Caravan Park)    www.discoveryparks.com.au   +61 3 9318 6866  self-contained cabins

West City Motel & Cabin Park - 610 Ballarat Road, Ardeer    www.westcitymotel.com  +61 3 9360 5230   Motel & self-contained cabins

 

Alcohol   The minimum legal age to purchase or consume alcohol in Victoria is 18.  Alcohol will be available for purchase and consumption on the premises at the Victorian Croquet Centre.

Anti-Doping Policy   Croquet Victoria is bound by Croquet Australia’s Anti-doping Policy. This policy is that of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and list prohibited substances, testing procedures, etc. A list of prohibited substances is available from the World Anti-Doping Authority’s website https://www.wada-AMA.org

Catering will be available at all venues and further information will be uploaded to the catering page.

Dress Requirements as per the WCF Sports Regulations R6.4

Mobile (Cellular) Phone Policy Players who keep phones with them or in courtside bags are to ensure that they are switched off or in silent mode.  When a player is not actually in play, they may use a phone provided that such use does not distract those in play and does not delay play.

Smoking Policy Smoking is banned in Victoria in all places where food is sold, in public transport and in many public places.  It is banned in the club rooms of all venues for this event.  Individual venues may have designated smoking areas.

Transport   The organising committee intends to provide transport for players, as follows:

  • daily transport between the Victorian Croquet Centre and the Alexandra and Belmont Croquet Clubs, as required

  • transport between the Victorian Croquet Centre and Essendon and Williamstown Croquet Clubs on an as-necessary basis.

For other transport, players and officials should rely on cars or public transport.  Transport is not provided for spectators.

Public Transport

Details of public transport within Victoria (including Melbourne and the areas near the satellite venues) are well documented on the Public Transport Victoria website.

To travel within these areas, it is necessary to purchase and load money onto a smartcard known as a Myki card. It is not possible to travel without the card. Myki cards can be purchased at major stations and at a number of retail outlets.

Public transport near the Victorian Croquet Centre exists, but entails a rail journey to Ginifer station (over 1 km away) and an infrequent connecting bus.

The two metropolitan satellite venues are both located within walking distance of railway stations.

  • Essendon Croquet Club – 500 metres from Glenbervie station

  • Williamstown Croquet Club – 200 metres from North Williamstown station

To avoid a double trip and to save travel time, players using CBD accommodation are recommended to travel to and from these metropolitan clubs directly by public transport.

Weather Melbourne is renowned for its changeable weather.  Over the period of the event/s, temperatures may vary with maximums ranging from 20C to over 40C.  Minimums may be within the range of 10C to 25C.  Wet weather clothing may be required.