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FES - Fédération Européenne de Croquet

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[FES - Fédération Européenne de Croquet / International Croquet Federation] image by Kevin Garrad, 3 July 2009

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International Croquet Federation flag

the  new flag I have designed and had made of the International Croquet Federation. As Secretary-General, Fédération Européenne de Croquet, my management committee asked me to obtain a flag. They thought it would be nice to fly our own flag at tournaments we organise.

Based on our logo, I removed the wording, and extended the background field to cover the whole flag, rather than just a circle. Colours are intended to be similar to the EU. The flag was first flown at the recent WCF-FEC European Team Championships, Cheltenham, June 25th - 28th 2009.

The first design (for the logo) had the ball morphing into a star in 6 stages - but it looked dreadful! We kept the number of stars at 6, as this was the original EU flag, and decided against continually amending the number of stars to reflect the membership of either the FEC or the EU. The white parts are (obviously) a croquet hoop and mallet. Whilst a ball in red or black would provide a nice contrast, it would complicate printing. A blue ball would simply get lost in the design. From a standard croquet set, that left us with a yellow ball - coincidentally one of the colours of the EU flag.
Kevin Garrad, 3 July 2009
Federation Europeenne de Croquet