Victorian Curling Association

The Victorian Curling Association is a sporting and social club whose purpose is to encourage, promote, and administer the sport of Curling in Victoria. The Association provides facilities for Members to participate in the sport in Victoria, and through its affiliation with the Australian Curling Federation, to compete at National and International competitions.

In applying for or renewing membership of the Victorian Curling Association, the Member agrees to support the purposes of the Association and to abide by its rules, as set out in the Association's constitution: VCA Rules for Incorporate Association.pdf

New membership applications are subject to approval of the Victorian Curling Association committee in accordance with the Rules of the Association. 


Sport Integrity

Integrity in sport means that athletes, supporters and fans can participate in and celebrate sport, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, ethical and inclusive environment.  The Victorian Curling Association takes integrity in our sport very seriously. The Victorian Curling Association and its Members are bound by and must comply with policies of the Australian Curling Federation, including but not limited to the National Integrity Framework and Anti-Doping policy. For further details refer to the Sport Integrity page of our website.


Spirit of Curling

Curling is a social game, where play is always conducted in a friendly, respectful and inclusive manner. Members of the Victorian Curling Association are expected to abide by and uphold the Spirit of Curling as codified by the World Curling Federation:

The Spirit of Curling is a commonly used term in the sport. It refers to the respect curlers show, not only to one another, but also to the sport itself.

Curling is a game of skill and of tradition. A shot well executed is a delight to see and it is also a fine thing to observe the time-honoured traditions of curling being applied in the true spirit of the game. Curlers play to win, but never to humble their opponents. A true curler never attempts to distract opponents, nor to prevent them from playing their best, and would prefer to lose rather than to win unfairly.

Curlers never knowingly break a rule of the game, nor disrespect any of its traditions. Should they become aware that this has been done inadvertently, they will be the first to divulge the breach.

While the main object of the game of curling is to determine the relative skill of the players, The Spirit of Curling demands good sportsmanship, kindly feeling and honourable conduct.

This spirit should influence both the interpretation and the application of the rules of the game and also the conduct of all participants on and off the ice.