URGENT INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
English Lacrosse has been advised by the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) that they have identified concerns with the sponsorship license used to certificate Non-European workers to coach lacrosse in the UK. English Lacrosse has been allowed 20 working days to respond to the UKVI and English Lacrosse staff are doing all they can to resolve the situation, however, it is an extremely serious circumstance for the governing body to deal with.
English Lacrosse has been organising and administering the overseas coaching programme since 1982 without experiencing any visa certification issues, so this situation is unprecedented and unique to us.
English Lacrosse is acutely aware that the 2015-16 programme is due to start in the next 4 weeks and to ensure that questions are answered and to provide general information on the situation we have set up the following helplines
Non – EU lacrosse coach helpline contacts
Dave Coldwell (44) 1434 602639 Programme Director
Karen Hughes (44) 7785 763620 HR Manager
Programme Manager helpline contacts
Joe Burnett 07534 498835 South East
Nik Roberts 07734 725258 South and South West
Doug Martin 07771 363593 North
Martin Cragg 07813 827990 North
Paul Coups 07801 696537 Midlands
We are asking all associated with the programme to contact us over the next 48 hours as we work on resolving this situation.