Croquet Hall of Fame
Members of the WCF Hall of Fame
A total of 40 individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 2006. They include some of the greatest players in the history of the game and people who have made other significant contributions to the development and enjoyment of Croquet as administrators, coaches or benefactors. Many Members have served the game in more than one capacity.
The citations of the Members of the Hall of Fame may be found here.
History of the WCF Hall of Fame
At the inception of WCF in 1986 certain principles and objectives were established to promote the sport of Croquet throughout the world.
One of these is enshrined in the WCF Statutes :
(102.2.12) To make awards to those who have contributed to the achievement of the WCF's aims.
Many sports and professions recognise the leaders in their chosen field, either as practitioners or as supporters. This may take the form of the gift of physical tokens such as medals or trophies or by the presentation of awards or certificates of merit. All share the common theme of formally acknowledging those individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the development and success of the activity.
The WCF Hall of Fame was inaugurated on 2 January 2006 in order to make regular awards to qualifying persons. It is a virtual concept whereby the inductees and their achievements are commemorated on the WCF website.
Specific regulations govern the operation of the WCF Hall of Fame and how candidates for induction may be nominated.
Nominations for the Hall of Fame
Each year, nominations may be made to the WCF between January and the end of June. The candidates are then considered by the Hall of Fame Committee between July and September. The new inductees are decided and announced between October and December.
To nominate someone for the Hall of Fame, please provide a citation for the nominee which gives as many details as possible of their achievements in and contributions to the sport of croquet. If possible, please also provide one or more suitable photographs of the nominee. Croquet-related photgraphs are encouraged together with one good quality head-and-shoulders example. If a nomination is successful, the citation put forward by the proposer will form the basis of the formal citation published on the WCF website.