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Fundraiser for Clinton and Travis

As announced in a previous news bulletin, two Camberwell players have made the Australian Indoor Lacrosse team. Travis Gathercole and Clinton Lander will be part of the Australian side in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships this May.

Our two players are trying to raise funds to offset the expenditure needed to play in the world championships. They are selling T-shirts specially designed for this event. The T-shirts are available in black or yellow and in sizes XL, L, Medium, and so on. Bigger sizes can be arranged.

General Meeting Minutes of LV Junior Sub committee

As there's a lot of focus on junior recruitment, LV have formed a special Junior subcommittee to provide special attention to this area. Following are the minutes of their most recent meeting held February 2nd.

1. Finals for U13 Girls. It was generally agreed by the group that kids enjoy playing and would like to have additional games, by way of finals. Most voted and agreed to recommend the U13 Girls finals to the match committee.

Under 17 Presidents Team

Lacrosse Victoria are fielding a President's side for the Under 17 national championships. This move allows ALA to invite participation from states that might not otherwise be able to give their talented players exposure to the best on offer. Another dimension is that this affords talented players the chance to be seen by the Australian and other national coaches. If you're interested in joining the team, please send your applications to the LV office.

Club News Bulletin

Congratulations to Jan Jackson who was appointed Technical Delegate at the upcoming FIL Under 19 Women's World Championship in Hanover, Germany in August 2011. If your game has been umpired by Jan you know her judgement is impeccable. Jan is one of our life members and still regularly umpires indoor competitions and Senior women's games.

Lacrosse Victoria Bulletin 2011 Issue 3

Highlights from the third issue, 20th February 2011.

1. The President of the ALA, Fiona Clark, was this year's guest speaker. She spoke for about forty minutes and provided an informative insight into the workings, motivations, and mindset of ALA. She also discussed the association's efforts at working on a Junior Development Programme. Of interest is the widespread level of lacrosse uptake around the world, and particularly in Europe. For example, there is now a competition in Greece!

LaxRatz Australia Invites Players to Tour

LaxRatz is an Australian based Lacrosse organisation that sends teams to participate in Lacrosse Tournaments worldwide and fosters Junior Development. Teams are composed of players from all over Australia as well as Dubai, Manchester, New York, Stockholm, and Vancouver. Their first tour in 2010 sent a LaxRatz team to the Berlin Open where they placed 5th out of 20 and the Prague Cup where they won 3rd place.

U17 & U19 Boys and U17 & U21 Girls State Teams 2011

 

Everyone knows that the under age competition is the highlight of the junior lacrosse calendar. You see some pretty good lacrosse and fighting spirit from these kids. Last year Victoria took the U19 Boys national championship for the eight straight year while our girls won the U17 Janet Jackson Tournament Trophy and the Gold Medal.

Applications are now being called for players to trial for the State Teams who will compete in the National Championships to be played in Melbourne from 17th to 23rd April. Melbourne last hosted the Junior Nationals in 2008.

Lacrosse Victoria Bulletin 2011 Issue 2

1. Round One of the State League season will be held on April 9th at Warrnambool as part of the “Classic”. Matches as drawn are: Surrey v Camberwell; Williamstown v Footscray; MCC v Eltham; Caulfield v Chadstone; Malvern Bye. Round 2 will be on April 30th.

Note that all other fixtured Men’s games as well as Junior Establishment Rounds will commence April 30th. Round One of the Women’s competition is scheduled for Sunday March 27 at Altona.

Saxby pavilion inundated

Our three grounds, Dorothy Laver, Eric Raven, and Saxby were in one way or another damaged by the floods. A rundown of the casualties:

Eric Raven was the worst of the lot with more than half of the reserve having been flooded, depositing a large amount of debris including sand and rock on the ground. Storage containers were dragged 25 metres downstream, and the green water tanks are now down near High St. Portables on the ground side of the car park were up to 18 inches in water and moved a bit off their foundations.

Lacrosse Victoria Bulletin 2011 Issue 1

Highlights from the first issue, 10 February 2011.

The Lacrosse Victoria Board met on Wednesday 9th February and decided on the following issues:

1. Under 13 Girls will play in a finals competition since most of the Clubs are in favour of this.

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