In Memoriam

Glenn Horder

Glenn loved Lacrosse.

He was introduced to Lacrosse when, as a boy of 10, Eddie Toomey and Doug Fox visited Nunawading Primary School to recruit for the Mitcham Lacrosse Club. Glenn played his junior Lacrosse for Mitcham and was in the Premiership-winning team in his Under 19 year.

He then moved to Surrey Park to play senior Lacrosse where he most enjoyed playing as goal keeper, but was also very handy as a left hand attackman. He won a Premiership with Surrey Park in 1988, where he was the Division 2 Best and Fairest player as well as its highest goal scorer for the season.

Glenn moved to Camberwell Lacrosse Club in 1992 where he also won a Premiership with as player/coach in Division 2 in 2007.  

Glenn played both field and box Lacrosse and he loved to combine Lacrosse and travel. He played it in every mainland state of Australia, including Box for Victoria; in the UK where he coached the Welsh team and in the Dingoes tour of the USA, playing against American college teams. His love of Lacrosse was so great that he introduced the game to the children of the Wadeye Aboriginal Community in 2011 when he worked in the Northern Territory.

The Glenn Horder Shield

Glenn never played field Lacrosse for Victoria or Australia, and yet his great clubmanship at these two clubs, Surrey Park and Camberwell, is the reason we have decided to honour him this way. He embodied all that is good about belonging to a club; a second home; a place where you can be with your mates and play a sport that you love. Glenn had friends across many clubs and divisions. He was truly a bloke who if you knew him he would spend time with you and if you didn’t know him yet he would spend time with you to get to know you. He was a bloke who once met, was never forgotten. He would be so honoured to know that he is remembered and as he would say “you gotta be happy with that”.

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