Registration is now open for universities to enter the 2019 BUCS Lacrosse 8s Championships at the University of Bristol.
Rob Collinge, Honorary Secretary of Centurion Lacrosse Club, has kindly provided the following obituary for Geoffrey Wilkinson after his passing on Monday 17 December and details of funeral arrangements.
England Lacrosse are excited to announce details of four Women’s rule change Roadshows which will be ran in January 2019.
England Lacrosse continuing new initiative aimed at offering talented male university players a unique opportunity to work with top coaches to develop their skills.
England Lacrosse is saddened to learn of the death of Geoffrey Wilkinson on Monday (17 December).
Geoffrey was a long-standing figure within the lacrosse community with his involvement in the sport spanning decades across many different areas.
He was the last surviving founder member of the Centurion Lacrosse Club, established in 1954, working to support lacrosse and further the game amongst young players and remained on the General Committee until his passing.
England Lacrosse would like to send our sincere condolences to Geoffrey’s family and friends at this difficult time.
England Lacrosse will communicate details on funeral arrangements once available.
England Lacrosse is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Lydon as England Senior Men’s Head Coach.
As Head Coach at Boston College High School, Lydon led his team to the State Championship in 2018, and a ranking in the Top 25 High School programmes in the USA.
Lydon will lead Team England to the 2020 European Championships in Wroclaw, Poland before working towards the 2022 FIL World Championships in Coquitlam, Canada.
He played NCAA DI Lacrosse for Providence College, a three-year team captain graduating in 2011, before beginning his coaching career as Head Coach at hometown high school, Braintree, MA.
After improving fortunes at Braintree, Lydon moved on to B.C. High in 2015 to take up his current role, totalling a 76-14 record, in that time including becoming 2018 State champions.
Also as Associate Director of Skill Development at Laxachusetts, a leading US club programme, he is responsible for recruitment, selection and development, establishing a culture involving the production of a long line of NCAA recruits from the programme.
Jane Powell, National Talent Development Manager, said of the appointment:
“Steve is a young coach with a strong lacrosse background and an impressive track record in his coaching career to date.
“His experience in working with and nurturing young talent to become performance athletes will be a valuable asset to the setup, with a strong work-ethic and values that embody our organisation.
“After written applications, formal interview, and review process with the Independent Performance Advisory Group, Steve has come out as the strongest candidate to take the programme forward and shares our vision for the future”.
“I would also like to sincerely thank Tom Wenham and his coaching staff for all their hard work over the last few years.
Winning another European gold, as well as maintaining 5th place and a spot in the Blue Division at the recent World Championships has left the programme in a good position from which to move forward”.
Look out for a full, in depth interview with new Head Coach Steve Lydon coming in the new year.
The Level 3 Head Official is a role that is fundamental to delivering a high quality 3-person officiating team. A Level 3 Official will oversee many sections of pre and post match coordination.
The course includes the theory element on Saturday 5 January 2019, in addition to an initial feedback opportunity, to be agreed at a suitable date, and subsequent mentoring and feedback opportunities leading up to a final assessment.
Saturday 5 January 2019 - 10:30 - 16:30
England Lacrosse Head Office
National Squash Centre
£75 Registered Individual with England Lacrosse
£105 Non-Registered Individual
Candidates must have previously completed and achieved their Level 2 qualification
Course Outline & Content
The course aims to up-skill the Level 2 official into the 3-man system, providing the individual with a comprehensive understanding of how to interpret and apply full FIL rules on the field.
The syllabus covers five units:
Positioning and fitness
At the end of the course the individual will be able to lead and maintain the safety of an officiating team at senior national events.
Level 3 officials will have access to umpire high level games including visiting National teams, be able to apply to European events and will have the opportunity to be mentored towards the International Officiating Pathway.
England Lacrosse is delighted to have agreed the creation of an Independent Performance Advisory Group to support the development and performance of our growing talent programme.
Lacrosse has taken an important step on the path to Olympic inclusion as the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has provided provisional IOC recognition to the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL).
Phil Collier has named a 23-strong squad for England Women’s tour to California including facing World Champions USA.
Berkhamsted School produced a perfect day’s display to claim the inaugural School Challenge Cup.
The draft registration is now open for the annual Men’s Winter Classic competition this December.
The inaugural School Challenge Cup is all set to take place at Aldershot Garrison Sports Complex on Sunday 18 November.
As Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, England Lacrosse has taken a delve into the archives to uncover the stories of the roles the lacrosse community played during the First World War.
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has published the new FIL International Women’s Lacrosse rule book for 2018-19.
England will face-off against Germany, Wales and Latvia in Pool B at the 2019 Men’s Under 20 European Championships.
National Lacrosse Committee (NLC) has agreed, in conjunction with the Officials Advisory Group, a set of minimum officiating fees for the 2018/19 season.
England Lacrosse is undertaking a review of the current mixed lacrosse rules being used in England.
Referees & Rules Committee have opened applications for suitably qualified referees to officiate at a number of upcoming World and European Championships in 2019 & 2020.
England Lacrosse is pleased to announce that Regional Officer Sophie Bartup will be the new lead on Officiating Development within the organisation.