Your Committee

Note: For general emails use which goes to all Committee members and for reports/results to be included on our website use The roll of previous Committees can be seen here.

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Bill Arliss for all general matters

30 Hove Park Villas, Hove, Sussex BN3 6HG

01273 728204

Bill is a retired engineer who took up croquet in 1989. He also took an interest in the management side of the sport, joined the CA Council in 1996 and became national Chairman in 1998. Following his two years as Chairman he became very interested in Golf Croquet and spearheaded the growth of this in the UK as chair of the GC committee.

He is still a CA Council member, on both the AC and GC Tournament committees, and the AC and GC Laws Committees. He has played for England three times in the GC World championship and recently published his book "Shortening the Odds" which deals with the more advanced tactics in GC.

April 2018

Primary contact for laws and handicap queries

Manages the Southern Challenge, AC Doubles Weekend, GC Ladies and the GC Day

John Reddish


Hill House, 9a Colney Lane, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7RE

01603 502103


Flat 26, Horniman Grange, 60 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3HQ

020 8291 9929

07954 019294 (M)

John was President of Dulwich Sports Club from 1997 to 2014 and remains a member of the Croquet Section.  Having acquired a residence in the East Anglian countryside, he is now also a member of the Norwich and Hunstanton Croquet Clubs.

March 2017

Taking minutes

Preparing the Calendar of Events


Hilary Smith

44 Hamble Rd, Stone Cross, Pevensey
East Sussex BN24 5PU

01323 743182

Hilary started playing croquet in 1979 at Nottingham and moved to Eastbourne in 1999. Since retiring from software development she has given more of her time to croquet. She is an AC and GC referee and tournament manager. She is also a coach and committee member at Compton Croquet Club, with overall responsibility for catering within the club.

Maintaining and presenting our accounts

Receiving and distributing funds as and when appropriate.

Committee Member
John Low


John worked in educational IT before retiring. First introduced to garden croquet in the 70s he joined Rottingdean in 1994 and then Sussex County Croquet Club a couple of years later. From playing the AC tournament circuit he moved to managing tournaments at Southwick which he has done for the last decade. Along the way he designed and still manages the website for the Club and for the Croquet Academy.

December 2017

All matters concerning operation of our leagues

To submit league results see our Results Submission page

Development Officer
Ian Cobbold

0208 642 0533


Ian started playing croquet when he retired in 2003. He first joined Reigate Priory and then with his wife founded the Cheam Croquet and Bowls Club in 2012 of which he is Chairman. He is also a member of Sussex County. Ian is a GC Championship Referee and a Grade 2 Senior Coach.

April 2018

Main funding contact for either the CA or the Federation.

also about requirements for obtaining funds via the national lottery and similar sources.

Coaching Officer
Jon Isaacs

01798 812028

Jonathan is a retired Food Sales and Marketing specialist. He started playing croquet at club level in 1985 when he joined Southwick. In 2000 he became chairman of the CA Marketing Committee and since then has held various positions at the CA including Chairman of the Management Committee and Chairman of Council.

In 2008 he stepped down from Council to Chair the Sussex County Croquet Club and to get the Croquet Academy fully operational. He is currently Chairman of The Croquet Academy and has recently been appointed Vice President of the Croquet Association.

To introduce, advise, help and coach individuals, groups, and croquet club members in all aspects of the game of croquet; predominantly Association Croquet and Golf Croquet

Committee Member
George Noble

020 8940 1427

George is a retired civil servant who started playing in Wales in the early 1970s. He moved to Nottingham in 1975 and then London in 1979. A founder member of Surbiton Croquet Club and still an enthusiastic player although in technical decline. He holds the record of 31 years of consecutive appearances in the CA Open
Championships - singles and doubles and once reached the doubles final (with Ian Vincent). He is a member of the CA's Lawns Advisory Group.

Advice on all your lawn maintenance problems.

Committee Member
Roger Loram

01227 451329

Roger Loram

Roger started playing Garden Croquet in the 1950's and Association Croquet in 1998. He retired from the Food Industry in 2009 and was then able to involve himself more deeply in the sport.He is a member of both Canterbury and Ramsgate Croquet Clubs and received the CA Diploma in 2010.


Committee Member
Jon Diamond

07885 372605

Jon is a retired IT consultant, who was dragged into croquet in 2000 by an ex-colleague living nearby in Tunbridge Wells, although he probably played a bit at Cambridge many years ago.
He liked it so much that he joined the committee at the Royal Tunbridge Wells Croquet Club in 2004, becoming Chairman in 2006. He is also their webmaster, having created the site in 2003.
He became a GC referee in 2008, just in time to officiate at the Worlds in Southwick, and a qualified coach in 2015. He’s equally good, or bad, (depending on how you look at it) at both AC and GC.

October 2016

Designer and web master for the Federation site

Croquet Association Council Representative
John Reddish

For John's details see above.