Aberdeen & Crathes Croquet Club (ACCC)
Aberdeen and Crathes Croquet Club, originally called Crathes Croquet Club when it joined the Scottish Croquet Association (SCA) in 2014, is dedicated to promoting all forms of the game of croquet. We play on the excellent lawns at Crathes Castle, Banchory, courtesy of the National Trust for Scotland, and at the Albury Outdoor Sports Centre, Ferryhill, Aberdeen, courtesy of Sport Aberdeen.
The Club membership has risen from just 7 initially to currently more than 40 men and women of all ages from teenagers upwards. Standards of play are increasing due to practice and coaching and in particular from Club Member, Bob Burnett, three times Scottish Champion. Club progress can be seen in the results. In 2014 we were runners up in the Scotland Club Championship and the North v East v West Championship. A number of ACCC players enter SCA and Club tournaments in Scotland and England and in 2014 three players won Handicap Competitions.
Club income is derived from subscriptions, Corporate Events and a Lottery Grant. This recent grant is being used to buy new equipment and develop coaching as the Club is strongly committed to the development of croquet in the North East of Scotland.
ACCC offers croquet as a mentally and physically stimulating activity to players of all abilities. We provide for those who are ambitious and wish to enter Club and National competitions but equally cater for those who wish to play on a social basis. All are welcome at Crathes or Albury