INTO Lacrosse Staff

Name: Martin Cragg
Role: INTO Lacrosse North
Email: m.cragg@englishlacrosse.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 7813 827 990
Description of Duties:
To initiate, grow and sustain lacrosse activities in new areas. This involves working with local authorities, primary and secondary schools, FE Colleges and Universities.
Qualifications & Experience:
Martin has nearly 10 years of experience working with community sport programmes, having started as a Community Football Coach whilst at University. Martin is also a Sports Development Officer at Timperley Sports Club where he co-ordinates and delivers coaching to local Schools.
Start Date: 01/06/2011
Geographic Base: North
Interesting Fact:I have thrown the first pitch at a major league baseball game!

Name: David Abini
Role: INTO Lacrosse Midlands
Email: d.abini@englishlacrosse.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 7743 220 307
Description of Duties:
To work with local schools, clubs and universities to help and support them to grow and develop substantial Lacrosse Programmes.
Qualifications & Experience:
David has a degree in Sports Development and Business Management and has worked in the Sports Development sector with Birmingham City Council. David was once a School Coaching Officer and is currently a Level 3 Coach having previously worked with European and World Championships teams.
Start Date: 05/12/2009
Geographic Base: Midlands
Interesting Fact: TDAS

Name: Helen Murray
Role: INTO Lacrosse Southwest
Email: h.murray@englishlacrosse.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 7743 894489
Description of Duties:
To focus on increasing Lacrosse participation in Universities by using direct delivery, educational courses, co-ordination of Fresher Tournaments and encouraging University- Club links. Delivery of coaching to the WESPORT area, as well as liaising with County Sport Partnerships across the region to initiate activity in new areas within the region.
Qualifications & Experience: Helen started playing lacrosse at school and played for Kent at U15 & U19.
She studied sport science at Edinburgh University where she carried on playing lacrosse and represented Scotland at U21, once she had completed her studies at Edinburgh she moved down to Exeter and did a Masters in Sport & Exercise Medicine. Having been a Level 2 coach since August 2012 Helen has helped to develop lacrosse in the South West area for the last year while also working for Exeter Uni lacrosse club as high performance manager.
Start Date: 29/04/2013
Geographic Base: Southwest
Interesting Fact: I can lick my elbow

Name: Joe Burnett
Role: INTO Lacrosse Southeast
Email: j.burnett@englishlacrosse.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 7855 054782
Description of Duties:
Developing Lacrosse within the Higher Education sector in the South East region. Working with Clubs, Schools and Colleges to assist them in any way possible. The role is varied and can involve helping set up new clubs and teams from scratch or simply assist strengthening ones which already exist.
Qualifications & Experience:
Joe is a Level 2 Lacrosse Coach with some varied and vast coaching experience. He has experience working within the Higher Education sector specifically in Sports Development.
Start Date: 25/08/2011
Geographic Base: Southeast
Interesting Fact: I sleep eat!