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.
The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the English Lacrosse Association Ltd. 'England Lacrosse' will be held on Sunday 7 October at the Hilton Hotel, Warwick, commencing at 12pm.
All relevant documents relating to the Annual General Meeting can be accessed HERE
The AGM is open for all to attend; however, only entitled members or persons are able to register a vote.
Any members or persons who are entitled to a vote but unable to attend the AGM, may register their vote by proxy up to two clear days prior to the meeting concerned. Proxy votes received after this date and not in the specified manner will not be considered.
Information on registering your proxy vote is detailed in the 2018 AGM Agenda.
The Annual Referees Trophy Day will be held on Sunday 30 September at Cheadle Lacrosse Club.
10.45am - Cheshire v Lancashire Under 19s
12.15pm - Cheshire v Lancashire Under 15s
2.00pm - Cheshire v Lancashire Senior
Admission - £2 Adults/£1 U16s
Food and Bar available onsite.
The National Club Championships is an elite tournament intended to establish both a national men’s and women’s club champion. The National Club Championships will invite the best two men’s and three women’s clubs from the North and South and South West Lacrosse Associations.
The Women’s Championships will be played on Saturday 21 April at Bedford School with the teams competing for the Women’s National Club Trophy.
The champions of the men’s and women’s games will also represent England at the European Club Championships in September.