Northern Academy

York Croquet Club is delighted to have been chosen to host the Northern Croquet Academy at the Club lawns.  The mission of the Academy is to provide a centre of excellence for croquet coaching and development in the North of England.

The Northern Academy works closely with croquet’s national governing body, Croquet England, and ensures that every course is led by a qualified and experienced Croquet England coach.  The Academy also aims to do all it can to ensure that all participants not only benefit from Northern Academy courses, but also enjoy the experience.

The Academy, launched in 2017, builds on York’s successful track record of hosting national-level coaching.  Academy courses cover both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. A summary of the 2024 programme is below for reference.  For more detail, please navigate to the next section of the drop-down menu above.  To find out more about the Northern Academy, or apply for a course, click to Send mail to or visit the Academy website:

23 April 2024 – Tips and technique for higher bisquers (AC)

24 April 2024 – Back to basics (AC, GC)

27-28 April 2024 – Become a Croquet England Club-Level Coach (AC, GC)

30 April 2024 – Moving on in Golf Croquet (GC)

7 May 2024 – Call THAT a four-ball break? (AC)

8 May 2024 – Don’t leave me this way… (AC)

10 May 2024 – Next steps in Advanced AC (AC)

14 May 2024 – Competitive Golf Croquet: strokes (GC)

15 May 2024 – Competitive Golf Croquet: strategy (GC)

18 May 2024 – Classic Golf Croquet skills and tactics (GC)

19 May 2024 – Golf Croquet skills and tactics in practice (GC)

11 June 2024 – Learn Short Croquet in one day (GC, AC)

For more details of individual courses, and how to apply, please use the tabs above.