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Youth events helping to develop the next lacrosse generation

The 3rd U8/U10s Development event of the season took place on Sunday 13 November, hosted by Heaton Mersey Lacrosse Club.

Eighteen teams from seven different clubs took part in three separate pools, U10 boys, U10 girls and U8s.

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The development events are run as short 6-7 minute, small sided games played utilising adapted rules with the emphasis very much on enjoyment and the development of fundamental skills. Although cold, the weather stayed dry and the children played throughout the afternoon with huge enthusiasm and great sportsmanship. Although all the matches were competitive they were played in fantastic spirit which creates a very friendly atmosphere around the event.

Doug Martin, English Lacrosse North Regional Coordinator, commented: “It is great to see so many young children enjoying playing Lacrosse and developing their physical and tactical skills; there were definitely many stars of the future here today.

“It is also great to get such positive feedback about how the event is run and delivered from the players, coaches and parents.”

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