IN ACTION: Sean Hegarty of Warwick contests the Toowoomba Open Handicap Association Croquet earlier this year.
IN ACTION: Sean Hegarty of Warwick contests the Toowoomba Open Handicap Association Croquet earlier this year. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Downs clubs get behind world push

CROQUET: Darling Downs clubs will get on board a worldwide push to grow participation in croquet.

Saturday, May 7 is has been declared World Croquet Day and clubs are the Darling Downs are holding free come-and-try days to mark the occasion.

There are various forms of mallet sports including Association and golf croquet along with ricochet and gateball.

The open day gives anyone interested the chance to sample the sport.

There are three clubs in the Garden City, with Toowoomba holding its come-and-try event from 9am until 2pm at its Arthur St, East Toowoomba lawn.

West Toowoomba is based at Newtown Park and will conduct its open day from 9-11am on May 7, while the Dalby club will hold its event in the afternoon.

Toowoomba's Laurel Bank Club is also marking the worldwide occasion by opening up its facilities but it will do so during normal playing times from 8-11am on Tuesday and 1-3pm next Friday.


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