Lacrosse Talk


Ann Valerie Hutchings 1953-2014

It was with great sadness last week that we announced the passing of Ann Valerie Hutchings, a hugely respected figure in lacrosse both domestically and internationally. Ann was well known to a vast number of lacrosse coaches, teachers…

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NWLA – League Week 2 Report

Jane Brierly rounds up the second weekend in the North Women's Lacrosse League. Oxton 16–1 Mellor Oxton were clearly back to their usual, good form on Saturday and were looking very strong across the pitch especially throughout the midfield.…

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SEMLA – Spencer fire out title warning

Big guns Spencer took the showpiece match with a convincing 12-3 win at a rebuilding Hampstead and their early season form looks ominous for the chasing pack. But they are joined in the undefeated section of the league…

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BUCS 2014-15 Women’s Premiership Preview

Both the North and South Premier Leagues were of an excellent standard last season as each university put forward strong, competitive sides week in week out, which undoubtedly provided countless fantastic matches for spectators to watch. Although there…

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NWLA – Week 1 League Report

The new season got underway on Saturday, Jane Brierly rounds up all the excitement from the opening weekend of the Women’s Northern Premiership. Oxton 13-9 Liverpool What a shock result; recently crowned European champions Oxton finishing only 4 goals ahead of…

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SEMLA – Premiership Week 1 Report

Written by: Danny Buckland Photo Credit: Lippen Photography A goal cavalcade as SEMLA’s 2014/15 season burst into life with just two short of a century of goals getting banged in. Big wins for Reading, Hitchin and title favourites…

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NEMLA – Premier League Week 3 Report

This weekend marked the third week of NEMLA Premiership action. The reigning champions Cheadle were back in action, Sheffield claimed their first victory of the season, and Stockport go three points clear at the top of the table.…

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Poynton Win U19 Ted Donnett

Sunday October 6th - Nine teams battled it out at Brooklands Hulmeians Lacrosse Club for the annual U19 Ted Donnett Trophy. With games lasting only twelve minutes, penalties shortened and face-offs taking place at the beginning of each half…

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Ann Valerie Hutchings 1953-2014

English Lacrosse is sad to learn about the tragic loss of Ann Valerie Hutchings who passed away on Tuesday 30th September. Ann was a hugely respected figure in the women’s game and was well known both nationally and internationally as a player,…

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BUCS – Men’s Premiership Week 1 Report

Week one in the top flight of University lacrosse saw some surprising results; suggesting a change in themes from the last couple of seasons. Oxford showed no mercy at home to Portsmouth. Exeter and Bath faced one another…

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NEMLA – Premier League Week 4 Report

Game week four in the NEMLA Premiership, and an understrength Sheffield nearly caused an upset against the champions Cheadle, Timperley get a confidence boost at home against Brooklands and Poynton claim a victory at home against Manchester Wacs.…

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Lancashire prevail over Cheshire in U19 clash

Lancashire win a closely contested game against Cheshire in the annual U19's counties game at Wilmslow Lacrosse Club. The first quarter saw Lancashire get off to a good start with goals coming from Brookland's Oliver Curtis and Rochdale's…

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SEMLA – Premiership Preview

Written by: Danny Buckland Image Credit: Lippens Photography Recruitment and transfers hit fever pitch this summer with one of the most fluid exchange rates in recent years. Conventional wisdom suggests a shoot-out between the Champions Blues and the ever-dangerous…

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Men’s Playing Committee Pre-Season Announcements

Mouth Guards Changes in the FIL rules for Men’s Lacrosse have made the wearing of protective mouth guards compulsory. Men’s Playing Committee postponed the introduction of this rule into the senior Men’s league games until September 2015, however…

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English Lacrosse Staff And Board Update

English Lacrosse is currently undertaking a restructuring review of employees roles. A working group with representatives from the various areas of the organisation has been in action since the start of the year. The review is drawing to…

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Accredited Lacrosse Camp

Accredited Lacrosse Camp (ALC) is English Lacrosse's camp accreditation scheme and the only endorsement English Lacrosse will make for independent camps.  It is the”kite mark” for camps that can demonstrate that they are working towards minimum operating standards…

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English Glory at the Ken Galluccio Cup

Oxton and Stockport claim European glory at the European Club Championships (Ken Galluccio Cup). The tournament brings together the league champions from all over Europe and was hosted for the second year running by the Ghent Goblins LC at Blaarmeersen Park…

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