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Key facts

Squad
Senior Male
Position
Defense
Club
Sheffield Univeristy
Age
25

Tommy Kirkland

International Experience
Tommy began his international career for Team England at the 2014 World Championships in Denver, USA and was subsequently selected in the 23-man squad for the 2016 European Championships, where England won gold.

International Honours
– 2014 World Championships (Denver, USA)
GOLD – 2016 European Championships (Budapest, Hungary)

Club/School/College/County (Territorial) Experience
Tommy played junior lacrosse and started his senior career at his local club Timperley, earning Lancashire county honours as a U16, U19 and senior. Tommy went on to study at Sheffield Hallam University, representing the university in BUCS and playing for the NEMLA team. Over 4 years in BUCS Tommy participated in a championship game, won Northern 1A and the BUCS Trophy. On the NEMLA front Tommy played in the Premiership and Prem 2, winning the Yorkshire Cup on 3 occasions. He captained the NEMLA Team in his final two years, winning promotion back to the Premiership and the Stockport Cup in the 2013-14 season; also winning Yorkshire Player of the Year. Tommy has been part of the Yorkshire team at the British Nationals on two occasions.

Getting to know Tommy…

Q: At what age did you begin to play lacrosse?
A: 10

Q: Which game are you most looking forward to at the WC2014 and why?
A: USA. Opportunity to test myself against the best players in the world.

Q: What’s your proudest Lacrosse moment?
A: Getting into the final England squad.

Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals/superstitions?
A: Left before right.

Q: What’s your “Weapon of Choice”?
A: Warrior Titan Pro long pole and Brine Edge head.

Q: What is your favourite quote?
A: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed” – Michael Jordan.

Q: What is your favourite food (s)?
A: Chinese.

Q: What is your favourite music/band (s)?
A: Will give anything a listen, within reason.

Q: Who is your favourite sports hero (s)?
A: As a kid, was definitely David Beckham.

Q: What is your favourite movie (s)?
A:  Bourne Trilogy.

Q: What is your TV show (s)?
A:  Breaking Bad, Suits, Game of Thrones.

Sponsor
Pioneer-AvatarTommy would like to thank Pioneer Sports for the contribution of training wear and equipment that has allowed him to compete for England and not worry about the costs, thanks to their competitive prices and quick service. Contact Pioneer Sports on social media or via email on info@pioneersports.co.uk