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, the Croquet Association, and ensures that every course is led by an experienced CA-qualified 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 was launched in 2017 and 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 2022 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:

1 April 2022 – One-to-one coaching with Cliff Jones (AC, GC)

2-3 April 2022 – Develop your GC coaching: become a Graded GC Coach (GC)

5 April 2022 – One-to-one coaching with Cliff Jones (AC, GC)

6-7 April 2022 – An introduction to Advanced Play: towards the triple peel (AC)

9-10 April 2022 – Become a CA Club-Level Coach (AC, GC)

24 April 2022 – Become a CA Graded AC Coach (AC)

4 May 2022 – Back to basics (AC, GC)

7 May 2022 – Classic Golf Croquet skills and tactics (GC)

8 May 2022 – Golf Croquet strategy (GC)

11 May 2022 – Bisques and breaks for higher bisquers (AC)

8 June 2022 – Learn Short Croquet in one day (GC, AC)

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