Committee

President

President: Rupert Thorp was a prominent member of the Cambridge University croquet team in the early 1960s and was a founder member of Chester Croquet Club in 1977.  He and David Miller, who captained the Cambridge team in 1963, were co-authors of ‘Croquet and How to Play It’ published in 1966.  He is a civil engineer specialising in dams and reservoirs and lives in Brassey Green near Tarporley.

Committee

Chairman: Sarah Andrew

Sarah took over from David Guyton in June 2015. She has been a member since 1999 and has seen a great many changes in that time. Sarah chairs meetings of the committee and AGM. She attends as many of the club competions as she can and enjoys presenting the trophies and awards. Sarah has been chairman of the Social Committee of the club and enjoys the end of season supper and other winter social events. She is also currently Development Officer of the North West Federation of Croquet Clubs. She can be contacted at sarahm.andrew.sa@gmail.com .

Secretary: John Dawson

John has been a Committee member for some years and Secretary since 2013. He is a regular association croquet team player and has recently been trying his hand at golf croquet. He is our main link to the North West Federation and to the Croquet Association where is currently Vice-Chairman of Council and Chairman of the Management Committee. When he is not playing croquet or bridge, he can be contacted on 01244 675929 or e-mail at johngdawson@onetel.com .

 

Treasurer: Trevor Farrell

Trevor took over the role of Treasurer from Chris Slater at the 2018 AGM. He started playing croquet in 2012 and  joined the Committee in 2017.  He is a regular golf team member and particularly enjoys the level play aspect of the game. He can be contacted on 01244 674955 or by e-mail at trevorf62@hotmail.com.

 

Publicity, beginners and new members: Sally Slater

Sally has been a member of the club since 2011 and was membership secretary from 2013 to 2018.  She looks after publicity for the club, arranges social events and organises taster sessions for newcomers who are interested in trying their hand at the game. As such she is the first  point of contact for new or prospective members to provide information and answer queries. She can be contacted on 01244 677645 or by e-mail at springboard_sally@hotmail.com

 

Membership and web site: Hugh Bray

Hugh keeps the club’s web site up to date by posting the latest news, match reports and photographs. At the 2019 AGM he also took over responsibility from Sally Slater for maintaining the membership lists which are posted in the Members area and the club’s internal communications.

Equipment: Robin Tasker

Robin looks after all our equipment and makes sure that everything is in good order during the playing and the close season. Please report any equipment issues to Robin as he relies on members to take good care of our kit and to let him know if there is any need for repair or replacement.

 

 

Other committee members: Derek Bell Jones, David Boyd, Pat Clare, Maureen Corrigan, David Guyton, Maureen Ivens and Jayne Taylor

Other roles

Safeguarding: Mavis Sellers
Pavilion housekeeping: Pat Clare
Catering: Sarah Andrew
Clothing: Jayne Taylor
Liaison with Chester West and Chester Council: David Guyton

Contact details

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