Anyone unfamiliar with the game of CROQUET but wishing to find out what it is all about can check out The Croquet Association website, www.croquet.org.uk
Even better, come along and meet us on either of our social club afternoons. These are Wednesdays and
Saturdays from 2 p.m. when a free introductory session can be arranged.
The club will re-open sometime in April - watch this
In the meantime please email us if you would like further
The Club plays both official versions of Croquet, namely Golf Croquet and Association Croquet. Golf croquet is quick to learn.
Association Croquet is more complex.
On our club afternoons - Wednesdays and Saturdays - Golf Croquet doubles is played, an ideal way to teach new players.
The afternoons include tea and an opportunity to get to know our members.
Fridays and Sundays from 10.30 a.m. are club days for Association croquet - also in the evenings on Tuesdays during the months of
May to September.
Members are also able to play and practice at any time outside the above club times.
Tea, coffee, drinks and light snacks are always available in the clubhouse.
On normal club days there is no particular dress code,
the only constraint is that flat-soled shoes must be worn to protect our lawns.
Predominatly white clothing is worn for matches and tournaments.
The Club caters for players of all abilities!
Those just looking for a pleasant social scene will enjoy the two club afternoons a week and the pleasant ambience that the Club has to offer at all
Those wanting to play more seriously will be encouraged to take part in our in-club competitions, which are tailored for both Association and Golf players
of all abilities. They will also be encouraged to represent the Club in league matches,
and enter as individuals tournaments both at our Club and around the country.
You will be surprised at how many new friends can be made within the national croquet family.
Members are also able to arrange games privately or to come and practice any time subject to availability of the lawns. (The corporate events and
tournaments which we host are listed in the diary in the clubhouse and on the website.)
Barbecues, fun competitions and meals out are often arranged on an ad hoc basis.
Members are welcome to bring along friends for a visitor fee of £5 per half day or £10 per full day. (Maximum of 3 visits per guest per season).
Membership fees, per annum, are:
New (first-year) members: £95
Full members: £200
Country members: £100
EDGBASTON CROQUET CLUB PRIVACY NOTICE
This privacy notice describes how the
Edgbaston Croquet Club processes personal information ("the data") it holds about you, or that you are about to share with it. The club will endeavour to meet its obligations under the General Data
Protection Regulation ("GDPR") to process your information fairly, but this notice outlines your rights if you object to how it treats your information.
The controller of the data is the Edgbaston Croquet Club ("the club"), which is registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), is non-profit making and is run by a
Committee elected each year at an AGM.
Its registered address
is 18 Richmond Hill Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3RP. It can be contacted through its Honorary Secretary at the above address. The club has not appointed a Data Protection Officer under GDPR: its
committee is collectively responsible for its obligations.
The data is processed by club members
acting in a voluntary capacity on its behalf and by internet service providers hosting its website and e-mail services.
Lawful Basis for Processing
The club processes (or will process)
information about you in order to administer your membership and/or support its activities, for example the tournaments it runs and the entertainment of visiting groups.
The lawful basis for holding
membership records is to fulfil the contract with you as a member (or potential member) of the club. More generally, the basis for the processing described above is that it is in the legitimate
interests of the club in pursuit of the aims stated in its rules, yourself and/or the sport more widely.
The club may also process personal
data relating to current or potential contracts with landlords, suppliers or service providers, under the lawful basis of fulfilling or entering into those contracts.
The club may hold and process the
following categories of personal data about its current or potential members, tournament players and visitors:
Details (e.g. postal, e-mail and social media addresses and telephone numbers)
Financial information relating to subscriptions and other transactions
Handicaps, rankings and qualifications
Information relating to committee membership or other service to the club
Competition and tournament entries, management and results, including selection for and participation in club teams
Disabilities, such as colour vision deficiency, where to do so would facilitate their participation
addition, it may hold data relating to contracts with third parties, as noted above.
The club will share your data with
The Croquet Association if you elect to become a member of it or play in a tournament subject to its regulations, and may do so with other individuals, clubs and federations connected with the sport,
in connection with your participation in it.
It will publish your name, contact
details, membership class and handicap(s) in membership lists made available in the clubhouse and to fellow members, to facilitate contact between members and to help them arrange
provide results of ranking games to ranking officers working on behalf of the World Croquet Federation and may publish tournament results and other information about club activities
on www.croquetscores.com, the Croquet
Association's, the West Midlands Federation's or its own websites.
It will not pass your data to other
organisations without your consent, unless under a legal obligation to do so.
Data processed by the club will be
held on servers held in the UK, European Union or countries which have equivalent data protection safeguards.
Except where required for archiving
purposes (e.g. results of tournaments and club competitions and records of club activity, such as minute books and membership lists), data about you will be deleted six years after you last had
financial dealings with the club.
have the right to object to how the club processes your personal information. In particular, you can request that your contact details are not shown in published membership lists. You also have the
right to access, correct, and, in some cases, delete and restrict the use to which your information is put. In addition, you have the right to complain to the club (see the first section for contact
details) and to the Information Commissioner at http://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us.
contact the club secretary in the first instance if you have any queries or concerns.
The primary source for information
about the club's members, tournament players and visitors is the people themselves. For those who are members of the Croquet Association, information may also be taken from its
of Failing to Provide Data
If you do not provide the information
required by the club to become a member, enter a tournament or visit the club then you will be unable to do so.
Software may be used to produce draws
and orders of play for tournaments, but otherwise no automated decision making software is used by the club.