South East Croquet Federation
Pictures from our Golf Croquet Day, the second biggest tournament in the English calendar with more than 80 players

The South East Croquet Federation is an association of croquet clubs in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex affiliated to the national governing body, the Croquet Association. The Federation is an independent organisation, working closely with the Croquet Association.

The aims of the Federation are to promote Croquet in all its forms and to develop facilities for playing the game. It achieves its objectives by:

The cost of affiliation is just 15 per annum.

For further information about who can help you see our Committee page. If you want to contribute to our site please see here.

Visit the Croquet Association's website for more information about Croquet and how to play.

Latest News and Site Updates
SECF League results are normally updated at least weekly, so these updates aren't mentioned below

12th October
Winners of our Leagues for 2019 are:
AC A League: Surbiton. Runner-up: Woking
AC U League: Hampstead Heath. Runner-up: Canterbury
AC B League: Ember. Runner-up: Merton
AC S League: Cheam. Runner-up: Reigate Priory
GC Level League: Sussex County (A). Runner-up: Woking
GC Restricted League: Reigate Priory. Runner-up Dulwich
GC Handicap West League: West Wittering. Runner-up: Sussex County
GC Handicap League East: Ramsgate. Runner-up: Cheam (A)
5th September
Ian Cobbold, Jonathan Isaacs and Samir Patel elected to CA Council - announcement here
28th August
More GC events added to Diary (Sussex County)
12th August
Reigate and Dulwich win on Golf Teams Day
7th August
CA Council  Elections - There are 5 nominations in our region for 3 seats: Bill Arliss, Ian Cobbold, Jon Diamond, Jonathan Isaacs and Samir Patel
To see their personal statements and vote visit the CA website
17th July
Winchester win Southern Challenge Division 1 and
Rottingdean win Division 2

18th June
Sussex County win SECF One Ball
8th June
Ladies AC day tournament CANCELLED
29th May
Medway win AC Doubles - report added
7th April
Minor changes to B league rules.
2nd April
The proposed Croquet Association constitution changes were approved and mean that, as we have 1252 voting members, the SECF will have 3 positions on Council. Elections for these positions will be held by the CA in September.
21st March
Ealing beat Littlehampton 5-4 in the final of the Golf Handicap League
17th March
2019 Tournament Entries added, minor adjustment to some formats
15th March
League fixtures and contacts uploaded
10th March
Another Coaching Academy update - flyer
5th March
Coaching Academy update - flyer
27th February
Idiots Guide to the new GC Rules published
18th February
Other Tournaments Diary updated
14th February
GC coaching dates @ Surbiton added to Diary
12th February
Many diary updates
League rules updated as per AGM decisions
11th February
AGM minutes added
28th November
Initial Coaching Academy programme for 2019 announced
15th November
Newsletter added
9th October Final league results announced
A league - Surbiton, U league - Ramsgate, B league - Sussex County, S league - Cheam
GC Level league - Sussex County A, Restricted league - Cheam, Handicap league - final to be played
Detailed results here
18th September
The final in our GC Handicap League will be between Ealing and Littlehampton
26th August
Reigate Priory win GC Ladies Day
10th August
Reigate Priory win both events on GC Teams Day
15th July
Reports on Southern Challenge, AC Ladies Day, and AC Doubles added
2nd July
Our Secretary, John Reddish, has been appointed as our CA Council representative, succeeding David Mooney, who's served in this position for 15 years.
1st July
Dulwich win the Simon Carter Cup (Southern Challenge Division 1).
A detailed report will follow shortly.
6th June
Southern Challenge tournament instructions uploaded
5th June
Surbiton win the inaugural One Ball Team tournament at Canterbury
1st May
Royal Tunbridge Wells Croquet Club, in addition to their own news page, now produce a consolidated news page from several other SECF clubs:, so you can keep up to date with what's happening in the South East.
15th April
AC Doubles and Southern Challenge tournament entries confirmed - still places available
9th April
Coaching Academy course updates
2nd April New Federation Development Officer appointed
After many years of very fruitful service as Development Officer for the SECF, Michael Hague has decided to retire and give himself more time to actually enjoy the game. Our utmost thanks must therefore be given to Michael for all the help he has provided to many of our clubs, especially those who are newly formed.
Luckily we have managed to obtain the services of Ian Cobbold from the Cheam Club who has agreed to take over Michael's duties. As many of you will know Ian masterminded the very recent formation of the Cheam Club which is now well and truely in the midst of SECF activities and he will be well prepared to hit the ground running. As FDO he will automatically become a committee member of the SECF.
Many thanks Michael and Welcome on Board Ian.
Bill Arliss, Chairman
26th March Coaching Academy course updates
22nd March AGM minutes published
13th March 2018 Fixtures and contacts lists uploaded
25th February AGM updates - Committee, Constitution and League Rules changes approved
20th February Almost all dates now confirmed in our Diary, including some GC Coaching dates at Surbiton and Tunbridge Wells
18th February Development Report added
7th February 2018 Registration Forms issued - New 3 player, 1 lawn AC League
31st January Diary and club details updates - some Academy Courses nearly full!
11th January Data Protection policy agreed and added
16th December Newsletter added
1st December Richard Hilditch is getting married and will be moving to the Netherlands shortly, so is retiring from the Committee after some 30 years (10 years as Chairman). Our congratulations to him and we wish him well in the future!
John Low, an experienced tournament manager from Sussex County, has been co-opted on to the Committee and will replace him as League Manager for 2018
15th November Details about what we offer clubs added
13th November Some more history added (Committee members etc.)
10th November Initial draft 2018 Calendar added
21st October Initial Academy Coaching Programme for 2018 announced
19th October GC Ladies Day report added
18th October Cheam A beat Sussex County in the Golf Handicap League Final
13th October AC Ladies Day report added
12th October Final league results issued
Woking win the A league, Sussex County U league, Merton B league, Surbiton GC Level league, Merton GC Restricted league and Sussex County play Cheam A in the final of the GC handicap league
26th September Academy Winter Coaching announced
12th August GC Teams Day report added
31st July GC Teams Day instructions/playing order added
22nd July Southern Challenge pictures added
18th July Southern Challenge Division 2 report added
4th July Winchester win Division 1 of the Southern Challenge
22nd June Club handicappers list added
3rd June Calendar for other tournaments in our area added and Tournaments entries updated
30th May AC Doubles report added and League Results updated
12th April AGM minutes added
23rd March Final Diary updates
15th March Details of One Ball event updated
11th March Tournaments page added, giving details of formats, current contacts, entries etc.
8th March 2017 League Fixtures and Contacts added
28th February Diary updated
27th January Croquet Academy February update added
26th January Diary updates - most dates now confirmed
12th January Provisional 2017 diary updated
30th November Please see a Message from our Ladies Day Organiser
21st November 2016 Newsletter, including Development Report added
7th November The website has been revamped with significant changes to the Home Page, Clubs map and details, Menus/layout and much History has been added.
7th November Croquet Academy schedule and Provisional Diary for 2017 added to website
18th October Preston Park beat Reigate 6-3 in the final of the Golf Croquet Handicap League
11th October Final League results now available
24th August I am very pleased to announce that the SECF Committee have invited Jon Diamond from the Tunbridge Wells Club to join the committee as a co-opted member for the rest of the current year and Jon has accepted. His background is in IT, which will be ideal for his initial task of updating the design of our web site. Welcome aboard Jon.
Bill Arliss, Chairman
23rd August 2016 AGM Minutes added
27th July League results updated
26th July Southern Challenge and Ladies Day reports added