No I haven’t been running a marathon as part of my preparation for the NZ Open.
The real marathon men are Cas and Jonesy, the guys who paddled from Australia to New Zealand, and are now just 10 kms from walking all the way to the south pole unassisted.
They have been trekking now for the last 61 days. You can follow their progress on CasandJonsey website, although I must admit, it looks like a heap of squiggles on a white piece of paper.
What’s this got to do with croquet?
WOW, I have been invited to be part of the Australian Squad or the 2014 MacRobertson Shield. After having sat in front of my computer in shock for 5 minutes taking in the email I rang mum with the news.
What an honour to be part of the Australian team. Of course there is a long way to go, however fits in with my long term goal.
Welcome to my website detailing my journey in croquet as I endeavour to play at the highest level. Of course I make no apologies for also promoting this wonderful, yet at times mis-understood sport.
I look forward to sharing with you the highs and lows, the successes and most importantly, introduce you to some of the wonderful friends and supporters I have made.
I trust you will enjoy reading as much as I enjoy croquet.
Jim Nicholls. Croquet Champion. Wagga Wagga. from ABC Open Riverina on Vimeo.