As part of the commitment to deliver a lasting legacy for the game in the area, English Lacrosse has worked with Active Surrey to form the Surrey Youth Lacrosse League.
The Surrey Youth League is a new opportunity for young people to play lacrosse in the region.
The first installment of the project took place over four days during July and August, with coaching taster sessions for boys and girls aged 11-16, many of whom were introduced to lacrosse through the Surrey Youth Games (SYG), which took place at Surrey Sports Park in June.
The main aim of the League is to provide further playing opportunities for the SYG participants and was centred around competitive games and drills. The League was a resounding success, with sessions taking place in Epsom, Guildford, Reigate and Woking. Many of the participants also had the opportunity to attend GoFest at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford which was included in the cost of the League entry.
We hope to build on this success next year, growing the event into a tournament-style competition spanning a number of days throughout the summer.
Many thanks to Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, Woking Borough Council and Reigate Priory Lacrosse Club for their support in finding us facilities this summer.
For more information about the Surrey Youth League and how you can get involved in future events contact 2017 World Cup Legacy Officer, Abbie Mitchell MacKinnon: firstname.lastname@example.org