Meg cream of croquet

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Community Classifieds -

IT might not get the same par­tic­i­pa­tion num­bers as more pop­u­lar sports such as foot­ball, soc­cer and bas­ket­ball, but one croquet club now has two state play­ers among its mem­bers.

East Fremantle Croquet Club mem­ber Me­gan Far­don, of Mos­man Park, took on some of the best croquet play­ers in the coun­try dur­ing the re­cent Eire Cup in Ho­bart.

Far­don said af­ter be­ing in­tro­duced to the sport at East Fremantle’s Glyde In Com­mu­nity Learn­ing Cen­tre, she had never looked back.

“The les­sons were fun and I found the con­cen­tra­tion needed to hit the ball was a good men­tal break from my day-to-day role,” she said.

“I was very hon­oured to be se­lected for the state team. Croquet is a very strate­gic game with a gen­tle phys­i­cal ef­fort needed, so those with a strong com­pet­i­tive edge can en­joy hit­ting balls away and those with good skill lev­els can deftly put the ball through the hoop.

“It is a game for all ages and all phys­i­cal abil­i­ties and it is a sport that is played at the in­ter­na­tional level with an op­por­tu­nity to travel.”

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