Juniors: an exciting season ahead!

Update for u15 team and Development squad (aka u13 and u12) We are doing things a little differently this coming season.

We are entering our u15 team into the SEWLA league again (and we are awaiting the fixtures list now). They will be coached by Jo, and by David Mc when the Seniors are playing away matches. See below for some pre-season dates.

For the u13 and younger players we have decided that a year away from the league, building skills and developing a love for the game, would be helpful. We will look at organising friendlies and mini-tournaments with other clubs too. We are calling this the development squad, and we will split players by experience and skill, rather than simply by age. So u15 newbies could find their feet here too!

To support this, we have a new coach joining us: Ali Earnshaw-Punnett. Ali has a great track-record as a coach, having established the Coyotes club in Sevenoaks and taught at Wally Hall, St Catherine’s and now St George’s, Ascot, as well as coaching for the Wales u19 Academy. She will be supported by Emma Longstaff and others from the Senior team.

If anyone is wanting to ‘up their game’ over the summer, there are a few summer camps nearby, including these:

And, for those that are eligible, you can apply directly for the Scottish (JuniorWomensManager@LacrosseScotland.com) and Welsh (dragonlacrosseacademy@gmail.com) Junior Academies. And do let us know if you go along!

Dates for your diaries Pre-season skills and fitness - all in Reigate Priory Park:

  • everyone Sun 12 and 19 Aug: Skills, drills and practice - 10.00 to 11.30am

  • u15 only! Wed 15, 22 and 29 Aug: Fitness - 7.30 to 8.30pm

Main season (from 2 Sept): skills, drills and practice in Priory Park (until cricket club is available)

  • Sun morning: 10.00 to 11.30am

If you know of anyone who might like to join, let them know that we offer up to three free trial sessions before they need to commit to membership.

We also want to nurture the social side of our club. Here are the first few events:

  • 1 Sept, 3-5pm: Assault course in Bletchingley (Note change of time!!)

  • 12 Oct: Quiz Night at the Clubhouse

  • 27 Oct, 7-11pm: Charity fireworks and band at the Clubhouse

Finally, we are looking for sponsors for the club - if anyone knows or works for a company that would support us (even a little!) please contact oliviagadd@gmail.com Looking forward to a great season!

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