UKVI / English Lacrosse Update

On Tuesday 18th August Mark Coups and English Lacrosse’s legal representative met with UKVI officials to address the suspension of English Lacrosse as a license sponsor. The meeting provided a positive and open forum for discussion of the raised concerns that resulted in license suspension. English Lacrosse would like to thank UKVI for the opportunity to meet and discuss this situation.

As an outcome of the meeting English Lacrosse will receive a formal decision with regard to the 2015/16-programme suspension by September 7th 2015.  A further meeting between English Lacrosse and UKVI will be scheduled in September to discuss the continued future of the overseas coaching programme.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in this matter. #SOSLacrosse has resonated with the international lacrosse community and shows what a strong family we have in the sport and the high esteem in which the overseas coaching programme is held.

Please continue to use the helplines below for questions and advice

Non – EU lacrosse coach helpline contact:

Karen Hughes (44) 7785 763620 HR Manager

Programme Manager helpine contacts

Joe Burnett        07534 498835 South East

Helen Murray     07743894489 South and South West

Doug Martin       07771 363593 North

Martin Cragg      07813 827990 North

David Abini         07743 220307 Midlands