WCF Working Groups Update

The WCF coordinates the development of croquet around the globe and it is one of our highest priorities. There are currently four key initiatives being investigated:

A summary of the status of each working group can be found on the new page on our Website "Working Groups" which we will update regularly.

Online referee training and accreditation

A working group has been set up to investigate the feasibility of producing some online referee training and accreditation.

Our smaller Members do not have the infrastructure or geography to support on lawn courses or exams. By providing them with an online training course and exam, it will allow these countries to improve the quality of refereeing on offer.

Ideally, this online course would later be validated by some on lawn time as opportunity allows.

Videos are being taken and will be tested soon.

WCF Working Group 4 - WCF Referee training and accreditation Report

Global Player & Games Database

The World Croquet Federation has identified potential benefits of implementing a Global Player & Games Database and has set up a working group to establish the scope, feasibility (or otherwise) and costs of implementing such a system.

The chairman of the working group, Phil Cordingley, has now presented initial thoughts and a feasibility study.

Phil Cordingley is positive about the plan and regards it as a straightforward and feasible IT project.  He is actively working on producing a database design (Phase 0) for review and approval by the MC.  Implementation could be achieved either by harnessing voluntary IT resources from within the croquet community or by commercial expertise (e.g. from India).  Phil Cordingley hopes that Phase 1 (incorporation of the AC and GC rankings) can be achieved by end 2021.

Working Group reports to date:-

WCF Working Group 2 - Global Player & Games Database Feasibility Study 7.10.2020

WCF Working Group 2 - Global Player & Games Database Progress Report 6.2.2021