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A roquet for croquet in Lake Macquarie

The ribbon has been cut on Lake Macquarie’s brand-new croquet centre.

Boasting six pristine courts and cutting-edge amenities, the centre marks a significant milestone for the region’s sporting landscape.

The largest of its kind in New South Wales, the facility is equipped with state-of-the-art field lighting, a modern amenities building complete with a kitchen area and meeting room, and a convenient shared path linking the courts to the parking area, the center sets the stage for a flourishing croquet scene in the region.

“This facility means that we will be able to host games year-round and on weekends, so we hope to attract younger players. We’d like to start a junior group,” Toronto Croquet Club President, Marion Davies said

“It’s very much a thinking sport, very tactical so it’s great for physical, mental and social health – we’re a very social group.”

Already earmarked to host the prestigious Australian Gateball Championships in 2025, the centre is primed to become a hub for national-level competitions, offering top-tier facilities that meet the rigorous standards of the sport.

Other sporting projects underway for Lake Mac include the new Harry Ford Park in Cardiff and the upcoming park on Minmi Road in Cameron Park underscore the city’s dedication to enriching the lives of its residents through accessible and well-maintained public spaces.

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