Isis club look­ing for new re­cruits

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

IT’S the mate­ship that keeps Liz Sands com­ing back for more.

Like most so­cial sports, cro­quet is built on team ca­ma­raderie and Sands’ role as Isis Cro­quet Club sec­re­tary meant she ex­pe­ri­enced first hand how re­ward­ing that could be.

“The so­cial as­pect of the game is prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant for us as a club,” she said.

“The friend­ships you de­velop is what makes you come back re­ally.

“I have been play­ing for about seven years and find it ad­dic­tive and a great way to spend some time.”

Of­ten de­scribed as a cross be­tween chess and pool, Sands said cro­quet was a fan­tas­tic tac­ti­cal sport and hoped its up­com­ing free Come and Try Days would en­tice lo­cals to give it a shot, with ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers on hand to show new­bies how to play.

“We only have 12 play­ers at the mo­ment,” she said.

“In the past, we have had about 20 play­ers so that would be ideal.”

With play­ers aged from 40 to 82 play­ing, Sands said it was a game which kept both the body and mind ac­tive.

“We play what they call as­so­ci­a­tion cro­quet, which is the most chal­leng­ing form of cro­quet but we don’t get the new play­ers to play that,” she said.

“This is a very popular game through­out Australia with men, ladies and young peo­ple play­ing.”

The Come and Try Days will be held at Isis Cro­quet Club on Satur­day and Tues­day from 1.30-3.30pm.

For more con­tact Heather on 4126 1744 or Jac­quie on 4126 2567

ZACH HOGG

FAIR GAME: Isis Cro­quet Club sec­re­tary Liz Sands says cro­quet keeps both mind and body ac­tive.PHOTO:

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