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Special Scholarship for Talented Girls

Camberwell has a great core of girls for its Under 17 team for 2019 and is reaching out with a special promotion to add a few new players and complete the team.

A group of Club Supporters have banded together to offer three special scholarships that will be awarded for 2019 to girls aged 15 or 16 years who are skilled sportswomen in another team sport and have a desire to take up lacrosse. The scholarships will cover equipment, playing uniform and club membership fees and the recipients will receive fast-track coaching support to develop their lacrosse skills.

2019 Junior's Underway - bring a friend

There was a great turnout to juniors training last week at Dorothy Laver Reserve West. We will be here until the end of March, and then we move operations to Eric Raven Reserve.

The girls trained on Wednesday at 5:30 under the guidance of Meredith Carre, with coaches Amanda, Cat and Bernie. We had a great turnout, particularly from some new Ashwood High School girls. It was pleasing to see more than a full team of U15 girls. Welcome to all the new players.

2019 Social Membership is now available

Camberwell Lacrosse social membership is now available to our supporters for only $50. It includes membership rights, a beanie and canteen voucher. And a great feeling from helping support our club.

There is also a very limited opportunity to be our first (and only) Number 1 Ticketholder for only $200. Get in fast before anyone else grabs the opportunity and earn the plaudits of everyone. 

Frustration for Doug Fox

Doug is feeling totally frustrated by a recent period of feeling unwell leading up to two weeks of hospitalization and ultimately a diagnosis of Hodgkins Lymphoma.  This has kept him from active involvement with the current junior recruiting and will limit his opportunity to coach juniors this year. He was very much looking forward to an exciting year with the arrival of a great bunch of new Under 15 girls, a second boy's Under 13 team and a new bunch of Under 11's and Under 9's. 

Welcome to new State League coach

Welcome to Lee Davis, our new State League Coach

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Camberwell’s new State League coach, Lee Davis.

Lee comes with a wealth of playing and coaching experience.

Under 9 Lacrosse Program to Start in 2019

Camberwell is gearing up to respond to requests from local families for a junior lacrosse program which caters for girls and boys aged 6 to 8 years.

Currently Lacrosse Victoria offers Under 11 as the starting age inter-club competition but this leaves the younger children without something for their age groups. Junior sports in the Ashburton and Glen Iris area needs more options than just soccer and football. 

Olympian’s of the future?

Camberwell’s Laura Braakhuis and Saskia Hollenkamp were recently named in the Victorian Under 18 Women’s State Team to contest the 2019 National Championship in Perth.

A few days later the news came through that the International Olympic Committee had given lacrosse provisional Olympic status and a pathway to inclusion in the Olympic Games. The target is the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

President's message on Dorothy Laver Reserve West

from Jennie Easson, Camberwell Lacrosse Club President

Yes, we lost our home ground of 35 years on Monday night, as voted by Boroondara Councillors. Dorothy Laver Reserve West will now become a soccer ground. Shattering.

But, we must move on into the next stage of life at Camberwell Lacrosse and celebrate our 92nd year in existence, in 2019, at our new ground for all teams at Eric Raven Reserve. We will have new lights for training and other new infrastructure including storage sheds, fencing and more seating.

2019 Parent Information Meeting - Tue 11 December

There is plenty of interest around the community from juniors in joining our club to play in girls’ or boys’ teams in 2019.  An information meeting to assist parents new to the club will be held on Tuesday 11th December 2018 between 7.00- 7.45pm at Solway Primary School conference room.

Come along and meet club officials and other parents and ask questions.  You will be welcome to gather information and/or able to enroll your child on this night for a spot in Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 boys' or girls' teams for 2019. 

 

Close Games at Junior Indoor

It was a night of close results at the Junior Indoor competition this week. The Reds and Purples matched it 9-all and the Blues grabbed a last-minute goal to tie 6-all with the Yellows.

Down a goal with thirty seconds to play, the Blues looked beaten, but Freddie cut through the Yellow defense to hammer the ball into the net for the tie.  Tilly Lodge dominated the attack for the girls in Yellow, coming up with 3 goals on feeds from Maddy and Ruby.  At the other end Alex and Fred led the scoring as Ben, Owen and Zac worked hard to recover loose balls and slip the ball into attack.

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