Bath Lacrosse Club is pleased to announce that the 34th Bath Eights tournament is now open for entries.
Saturday 7th September 2019 - Odd Down Sports Fields Bath.
The Odd Down Sports Fields is only 5 minutes from the City Centre and is well connected by bus from Bath Spa Station. The newly refurbished venue allows the club to provide better changing facilities, better parking, a cafe and the opportunity for expansion in the future and, 2 of the 8’s pitches will be on 3G.
All funds raised from the event go towards the club development fund, which continues to help grow the sport in the local area. The Bath 8 a side tournament is the club’s long standing season opener event hosting great lacrosse and great company, all whilst supporting and promoting youth lacrosse development.
National Club Championship Schedule
11:00 – Bristol Bombers x Harpenden
12:30 – Oxton x Centaurs
14:00 – Hampstead x South of England
Oxton and Centaurs will renew their long-standing rivalry in the National Club Championship match on Saturday 11 May in a bid to become champions of England.
Both teams remained unbeaten throughout their entire league campaign, Oxton finishing 16-0 with Centaurs just recording a single draw across an otherwise flawless season.
Centaurs have taken the title for the last two years against their Wirral opposition, both years subsequently finishing runners-up at the European Club Championships.
Oxton are looking for their first NCC win since 2016, when they also later went on to become European champions.
NEMLA have not been able to put forward a team to represent the region in the Men’s Championship match and as a result, Hampstead have been awarded the National Club Championship and will play as England’s representative at the European Club Championships in September.
Hampstead will instead play the South of England Representative side that recently finished 3rd at the Nick Kehoe International.
To support the continued progression of the South West winners, Bristol Bombers will play the winners of the SEWLA Division 1, Harpenden in the opening game of the day.
Bristol Bombers took the SWWLA League, winning five of the six monthly tournaments, while Harpenden won promotion to the SEWLA Premier with a 12-1-1 record.
The Home International Series returns to England for 2019 with this year’s competition taking place across 5-7 April at Aldershot Garrison Sports Complex.
The 2019 Home Internationals will feature the Women’s Senior A & B and Junior A & B tournaments, as well as a Men’s Senior tournament added to this year’s schedule, increasing the amount of action on offer.
Germany have also been invited to play as this year’s guest nation and have teams entered in the Women’s Senior and Junior A competitions.
England are the current holders of all Home Internationals championships after claiming a clean sweep at the 2018 series in Edinburgh and will be hoping to repeat the feat on home soil this time around.
Aldershot Garrison Sports Complex, the home of British Army sport, was the venue for the recent National Schools Lacrosse Championships and has also been used as a training base for our Women’s senior national team.
Entry: Adults £10 per day, Under 16s FREE
Car parking is available onsite. Spectators should head for Queen’s Avenue and follow signage and event staff guidance.
Please note: There will be no seating pitchside, spectators are welcome to bring their own chairs if desired.
HOME INTERNATIONALS VOLUNTEERS
We are always looking for volunteers who would like to be a part of England Lacrosse events throughout the year. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of Home Internationals this year please complete the form below:
HOME INTERNATIONALS SCHEDULE
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The Men’s Winter Classic will take place over the weekend 15 & 16 December at the University of Manchester’s Armitage Centre.
The Winter Classic is in its third year and is an opportunity to provide further high level competition for the best club and university players in England, and showcase the best talent in the country all in one location.
The first day will see the three teams’ squads split into two for a 6 v 6 tournament schedule. FIL has proposed a set of rules for a 6 a-side outdoor version of the sport which will be used on the first day of the Winter Classic and give the players a different challenge before moving to full 10 a-side matches on the Sunday.
Each team will amass points for their complete squad throughout the Saturday matches, which at the end of the day will determine the game order for the 10 a-side fixtures on the Sunday, with the 1st place squad earning a valuable break between their two fixtures.
6 v 6 Tournament
Game 1 - Red 1 v White 1 - 12:30
Game 2 - Red 2 v White 2 - 12:30
Game 3 - Blue 1 v Red 1 - 13:00
Game 4 - Blue 2 v Red 2 - 13:00
Game 5 - White 1 v Blue 1 - 13:30
Game 6 - White 2 v Blue 2 - 13:30
Game 7. Red 1 v White 2 - 14:00
Game 8 - Red 2 v White 1 - 14:00
Game 9. Red 1 v Blue 2 - 14:30
Game 10. Red 2 v Blue 1 - 14:30
Game 11. White 1 v Blue 2 - 15:00
Game 12. White 2 v Blue 1 - 15:00
10 v 10 Tournament
Game 1 - A (1st) v B (3rd) - 10.30
Game 2 - B (3rd) v C (2nd) - 12:30
Game 3 - A (1st) v C (2nd) - 14:30
See all the top teams in one place as NEMLA hosts its first Super Sunday with each of the six sides in NEMLA Premier 1 all in action on Sunday 18 November.
Manchester Regional Arena on the Etihad Campus will be the venue for three back-to-back fixtures starting from 12.30pm with free entry for all spectators.
12:30 - Brooklands v Timperley
14:30 - Cheadle v Poynton
16:30 - Heaton Mersey v Stockport
The inaugural School Challenge Cup is set to take place at Aldershot Garrison Sports Complex on Sunday 18 November.
Six schools, invited from the Top 16 at last year’s National Schools, will compete in a new knockout competition across 40-minute matches using the new FIL rules for the first time at school level, including 10-a-side, self-start, and reduced numbers at the draw.
The School Challenge Cup will give the top performing schools in the country the opportunity to test themselves over longer matches than at the National Schools Championships and showcase school lacrosse at the highest level.
Round 1 - (numbers in brackets denotes team seed)
Game 1: 10:30 - Benenden (1) v Berkhamsted (2)
Game 2: 11:30 - Queen Anne’s Caversham (3) v St Helen & St Katharine (6)
Game 3: 11:30 - St James (4) v Moreton Hall (5)
5th Place Play-off
12:45 - Loser Game 2 v Loser Game 3
13:15 - Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 3
13:15 - Loser Game 1 v Winner Game 2
3rd Place Play-off
14:30 - Loser Semi-Final 1 v Loser Semi-Final 2
15:30 - Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2
Spectator Entry: £5
Catering provided onsite by Tribal Taste with a selection of curries, grills and burgers and Cupper Joe providing hot and cold drinks.