2014 ANZAC Games - Tour to NZ
ALA is pleased to announce a men’s and women’s team to take part in ANZAC Day commemorative games versus NZ, in New Zealand. The ALA ANZAC Teams will take part in the ANZAC Day March in Auckland on the morning of Friday 25th April, followed by games in the afternoon and again on Saturday 26th April.
ALA invites Player Applications for the following teams:
- ALA ANZAC Men’s Team 2014 - For the Online Player Application Click Here
- ALA ANZAC Women’s Team 2014 - For the Online Player Application Click Here
Applications for players
are due Monday, 10 February,
so don't waste anytime and APPLY NOW!
To read more about the 4 day tour to NZ and the player eligibility, click HERE.
Catch up with the 2014 Aus Men's Squad
The 2014 Australian Men's Squad travelled to Dimboola, Victoria for the final camp before they head overseas to take on the Japanese National Team in February. Read all about how they overcame the heat and bushfires to have a very successful camp in country Victoria from Marty Hyde, Luke Keesing and Thomas Graham.
THE JOURNEY TO DIMBOOLA...
After driving the community bus to a few pick up points around Melbourne, first one being Rubbers house in Murrumbeena and the second being the McDonalds on the Ring Road to pick up the westside boys we were on our way to Dimboola! The fourth consecutive day of being 40 plus degrees, the hottest week ever recorded in Melbourne, there were bound to be fires throughout the state. Sure enough they were all conveniently located around Dimboola! So we were skeptical whether we would be able get through to Dimboola as roads were closing due to the fires. We were all on our phones and thanks to technology these days we were guided on several detours via the CFA website. With the coaches an hour ahead we always had the heads up on which roads to take. Some roads were bumpy and had us holding on for our lives, but we discovered it was just JTs undesirable driving. We finally arrive into Dimboola not knowing what to expect, and we were more than pleased with the state-of-the-art astro turf and facilities that stood before us. We were then introduced to our accommodation, concentration camp style but 5 star. Well maybe 4 star. Fully air conditioned left us with a sigh our relief. It was going to be an interesting sleep, especially knowing the SA and WA boys were arriving in at 1am and knowing they were going to wake us up! All I can say is team moral is high after one night!
Click HERE to read more about Day 1 & 2 and check out some great pics!
Great Video Footage of Read Cup
Did you miss the 2013 Read Cup? Well don't worry, you can watch it here!
Click HERE to see the Storm take on the Fury for the 2013 Read Cup!
Video Courtesy of Fastbreak Lacrosse.
Australia's Marlee Paton Nominated for US Sports Prize
Australian player and Loyola University Maryland’s All-American, Marlee Paton, was selected as a semi-finalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup in Baltimore this week. This award is given to one collegiate and one professional athlete who have made the greatest positive influence in the lives of others. Marlee is the lone lacrosse player among the 36 collegiate student-athletes to be honoured.
Marlee hails from Victoria, growing up playing for Newport Ladies Lacrosse Club and she is currently a senior at Loyola University. She has been a member of Loyola's starting lineup since arriving in America. A two-time All-American and the 2012 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, Marlee has been named in the All-BIG EAST Team and BIG EAST All-Tournament Team in each of her first three seasons, while the two-time team captain was a Tewaaraton Award Top-25 nominee as a sophomore and junior.
Click HERE to read the full story!
2017 Australian Women's Team Head Coach
Applications are invited for the position of Head Coach of the Australian Women’s Team.
The Head Coach will play a key role in the program design and preparation of the 2017 Australian Women’s Team, as they prepare for the FIL 2017 Women’s World Cup, to be held in, Guildford England, 13 – 22 July 2017.
Applications Close: Monday 24 February 2014, by Close of Business.
Click HERE to learn more and how to apply!
The LV Entry Level Program Needs A Name!
Lacrosse Victoria will be rolling out an Entry Level Program across Victoria for 2014 and beyond! BUT the Program needs a FUN, CATCHY name that will appeal to 6 to 9 year olds!!
SO LV NEEDS YOU HELP!
LV is running a NAMING COMPETITION to come up with the BEST NAME for the Entry Level Program which will be the first introduction for any Boy and Girl in Victoria trying Lacrosse. The DEADLINE for the Competition is:
FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY BY 5PM
Don't waste any time to get those creative juices going!! Email your FUN, CATCHY names to email@example.com
by the deadline to WIN a $100 VOUCHER to PLAYERS EDGE SPORTS!!
U18 Girls & Boys Applications Closing Soon!
Applications are now being called for players to trial for the Under 18 Girls & Boys State Teams which will compete in the Under 18 Nationals in Victoria from 18th April to 21st April 2014.
To be eligible for selection players must be a registered member of a Victorian Lacrosse Club and be under the age of 18, but at least 15 years old on 1st January 2014.
Applications close on Tuesday, 4 February. So don't delay and get you application in NOW!
Click HERE to read more and to apply now!
2015 U19 Australian Women's Squad & Coaches Announced
ALA is pleased to announce the 2015 U19 Australian Women’s Squad and Coaches.
The team will compete in the;
FIL 2015 U19 Women’s World Championship,
Thursday 23 July – Saturday 1 August 2015,
to be held in Edinburgh Scotland.
Click HERE to see who is in the Squad and HERE for the Squad Coaches!
2016 U19 Australian Men's Squad and Coaches Announced
ALA is pleased to announce the 2016 U19 Australian Men’s Squad and Coaches.
The team will compete in the:
FIL 2016 U19 Men’s World Championship,
Thursday 7 – Saturday 17 July 2016,
to be held in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
Click HERE to see who is in the Squad and HERE for the Squad Coaches!
A Chat with Lee Vickery, 2016 U19 Men's Head Coach
ALA caught up with Lee Vickery, Head Coach of the 2016 U19 Australian Men’s team, to chat about his vision for the team and what makes a successful player.
Click HERE to read more and help yourself get ahead for selection!
From the Board
LV Communications and Events Calendar
Lacrosse Victoria is in the final stages of developing a 2014 Communications and Events Calendar. It will allow Members, Clubs, the Lacrosse Community, and the general public to keep up to date with what is going in the world of lacrosse in Victoria! The Calendar will be accessible on the LV Website as well as being distributed to the Clubs. So keep your eye out on Monday, 4 February on the LV Website!
Knox Lacrosse Club Needs Your Help
A current or retired player living in the Easter Suburbs is needed on the Knox Lacrosse Club Committee for the 2014 Season.
Please contact Graham Lee on 0404 008 095 to help maintain a lacrosse presence in this area.
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