Emily has 21 reasons to keep playing
KEEN sportswoman Emily Robertson is proof everyone can enjoy croquet.
About to turn 21, Emily is the youngest member of the Ipswich Croquet Club which is situated in picturesque Queens Park.
The clubhouse has recently undergone a beautiful restoration by Ipswich City Council. The club is always looking to welcome new members, as croquet is a game which can be enjoyed and played successfully by all ages.
Emily began playing croquet when she was 14, coming along to play with her grandmother Marie Ivers. She has played as much as she has been able throughout her busy high school years, and more recently at university.
She plays golf croquet, one of the four disciplines within the game, three of which are played on various days at the club.
She became adept at the game very quickly, winning the club championship for golf croquet in 2012.
Emily says the game is a welcome pastime in her busy life, giving her exercise for both body and mind.
And busy she is. As well as croquet, high school and university, Emily has played flute in the school band in addition to being the 2013 Bremer State High School music captain, and works as a waitress in a local café.
Emily has recently accepted a position at the University of Melbourne, but will be enjoying a game whenever she returns to visit her family.
Emily turns 21 on December 30.