Regional and national leagues

York Croquet Club's youngest player considers the next shot with a seasoned Scotland international player at the Yorkshire Tournament

York Croquet Club’s youngest player considers the next shot with a seasoned Scotland international player at the Yorkshire Tournament

We enter teams in the Yorkshire Federation leagues for both short lawn and full lawn Association Croquet. This pits York Croquet Club against teams from across Yorkshire, including East Riding, Ryedale, Sheffield and Huddersfield.

We also play in the Pennine League, and are also guest members of the Croquet North full lawn league which includes Middlesbrough, Belsay Hall and Newcastle.


Regional league winners go forward to a national competition, the Secretary’s Shield. We are always keen to do justice to ourselves in regional games, but the handicapping system means we are always happy for members of any level of ability to offer to represent York.


We are also pleased to host two regional tournaments and four national tournaments – the Yorkshire Federation Short Lawn Tournament held on a Sunday in spring; the Yorkshire Federation Full Lawn tournament held over the first weekend in September; and, on the national stage, the Young Players Charity Day and Heart of Yorkshire Tournament, both held in the spring; the White Rose Advanced Tournament held in the summer; and the Viking Challenge held towards the end of September. Our aim is for all six of these events to be relaxed and enjoyable occasions.