Business Plans

A business plan addressing the next four years outlines the main activities anticipated by the current administration.

The work of the WCF falls into six main categories, namely:

      • World Championships
      • Membership
      • Regional Committees
      • Publicity and promotion of Croquet
      • Supporting our Sport
      • Longer term objective - multi-sport events

World Championships
Holding World Championships demonstrates that croquet is indeed a global activity and allows the best players to travel abroad to compete.

Membership
The WCF offers active advice and assistance to bodies interested in promoting croquet in countries that are not currently represented in the WCF. Provision of advice is free but must be requested by the potential WCF Member. Assistance takes the form of organising coaching for players and individuals who wish to bcome accredited coaches and referees. This is made available after the potential WCF Member can demonstrate that they have achieved a realistic form of organised croquet in their country using their own resources. The WCF does not provide start-up funding.

For more information in relation to how to become a Member of the WCF see our We Welcome New Members page.

Regional Committees

The European Members of the WCF are further supported by a regional committee that organises European Championships and the European Club League.

Publicity and Promotion of Croquet
The Secretary-General publishes regular Newsletters setting out what the MC has been discussing and what decisions have been taken by the Council and MC since the last Newsletter. The website should be the first point of contact for Member related information.

This initiative will look at how the WCF as an organisation can assist Members with the publicity and promotion of croquet, particularly through live-streaming and social media. A feasibility study looking into the potential to attract sponsorship for the WCF to assist with these, and other matters, is planned.

Supporting our Sport
The Management Committee continue to support the sport through the process of running the WCF, ensuring that regular tasks are initiated and completed on time. As well as ensuring our Statutes and Regulations are up to date and appropriate, the WCF manages the World Ranking Systems, the Laws of Associated Croquet and the Rules of Golf Croquet.

The Management Committee will also investigate ways to assist Members to increase their Membership in both codes, Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. the provision of coaching and referee training will continue to be rolled out and refined.

Longer Term Objectives: multi-sport events

The Management Committee believe that the growth of croquet would be facilitated by entry into multi-sport events, such as the World Games, Masters Games or even the Olympics.  A feasibility study to research this further will be the first step.

CURRENT PLAN

Business Plan 2024-2027

The 2024-2027 Business Plan was published on 17th April 2024.
Click here for the latest plan > WCF Business Plan 2024-2027

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