is governed and directed by its membership through its Statutes
Rules, WCF Regulations, WCF Guidance and
a WCF Business Plan (0.28mb). Together
they aim to achieve the overall objectives of the Federation..
The principles and
objects of the Federation are:
promote and develop the recognised versions of the game of croquet
("the Games") internationally at all levels.
To encourage and promote
the teaching of the Games internationally.
To uphold and enforce
the laws of the Games.
To promote international
team and individual championships.
To make and uphold
regulations for international championships.
To recognise certain
croquet championships by sanctioning and licensing them to be
held under the auspices of the Federation.
To employ the funds
of the Federation as may be deemed appropriate.
To increase by joint
action the influence of Associations in dealings with other
sports governing bodies and with local and national authorities.
To preserve the independence
of the Federation in all matters relating to the Games and its
relations with Associations.
To recognise that
the Federation has powers to control Games played in any nation,
but only when the appropriate Member Association has given its
To publish a newsletter
periodically to aid exchange of information.
To make awards to
those who have contributed to the achievement of the Federation's
To uphold these principles
and objects and generally to take such measures as may seem
expedient for advancing the international interests of the Games
whilst upholding a commitment to non-racial and non-discriminatory
To enforce the observance
of these Rules.