ERC Governance

Formation and Purpose of the European Regional Committee

The European Regional Committee (ERC) was formed in January 2022 as a  sub-committee of the WCF as defined in Statutes 125-127.

The ERC aims to develop croquet in the region, provide a link between clubs and the WCF and will also manage and organise several European Championships.

The committee itself shall act as a communication channel between the WCF Management Committee and the individual European Member countries.

As at March 2024, these countries are:
Full Members: England,  Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Wales
Associate Members: Czech Republic, Latvia, Norway and Switzerland
Recognised Croquet Organisations: Austria, Belgium, Corfu, Finland, Italy, Jersey and Portugal.

ERC Terms of Reference

The ERC is a sub-committee of the WCF Management Committee. You can download its Terms of Reference here:  ERC Terms of Reference version 1

Members of the Committee

The ERC is made up from elected representatives from WCF European Members.

The committee has five members as below.

Per WCF Statute 126.4, the Chairman will be Roberts Stafeckis, being the only representative from the WCF Management Committee.

Chair - Roberts Stafeckis - Latvia

Re-elected on 1st January 2024.
Term ends 31 December 2027.

Andrés Álvarez‑Sala - Spain

Elected on 21 February 2022.
Term ends 31 December 2025.

Alan Looney - Ireland


Elected on 1st January 2024.

Term ends 31 December 2027.

Duncan Catterall - England

Elected on 1st January 2024.

Term ends 31 December 2027.

Michael Böer – Germany

Elected on 1st January 2024.

Term ends 31 December 2027.

Previous committee members

The ERC should like to thank the following previous committee members for their contribution to croquet in Europe.

John Swabey - Germany

Term ended 31st December 2023

Daniel Larsson - Sweden

Term ended 31st December 2023

Kerstin Loretz - Switzerland

Resigned 30th October 2023

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