2013 News

Fun had at Summer Days Competition Registration Day (despite the weather)

(9 December 2013)

Melbourne's worst December weather couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of new and returning Lacrosse eager register to play the sport they love over summer.

Luckily, the rain stopped and the sun came out just in time as dozens of players and parents descended on Surrey Park Lacrosse Club to sign up for the inaugural Summer Days Competition, which will run Mondays from 10th February until 31st March 2014 starting at 6pm.

For those new to the sport it was a chance to get their hands on their first lacrosse stick, throw a few goals, and make new friends while, for returning players, it was a great time to catch up with their mates.

One lucky player got an early Christmas present, winning the draw for a $100 gift voucher to Players Edge.

Sausage sizzle and drinks for dinner and icy-poles capped off a great night.

For those unable to make the registration event, contact junior coordinator, Nick Farley, at juniors@surreyparklacrosse.org.au, or register on the day.

Thanks go to the SPLC Parent's Forum for arranging the registration event.

We look forward to the competition starting in 2014. More information.



Surrey Park Girls Well Represented at Nationals

(5 October 2013)

Surrey Park was prominent at the Under 15 national Championships in Adelaide from 29 Sep - 5 Oct 2013 year with four girls involved. 

Hayley Carlson stepped up as Coach along with Sarah Goucher, Tayla McAuliffe, and Abbie McNamara played for the Fire and Ice Victorian representative sides.

There was some great lacrosse played over the week in favourable conditions and the girls all had a great opportunity to test their skills at a high level of competition and have all come back having had a great experience.

Hayley (Surrey Park's own Under 23 Australian representative) slotted into the role of coach admirably and coached like she plays with great determination and will to win. Overall Sarah, Tayla and Abbie made valuable contributions to their respective sides and the club can be proud of their respective performances.

The two Victorian sides played very well finishing second and third overall. Ice were beaten in the grand final by South Australia comets and Fire earnt themselves third place after beating South Australia lightning in a play off for third.

To see what the girls did in their trip to Adelaide, the diary entries from the Fire team written by Sarah Goucher & Kassandra Williams (Williamstown)



Surrey Park Boys Make Their Mark at the Nationals

(29 September to 5 October 2013)
Tim Graham and Alex Fransisca represented the red and white as members of the 2013 Northern Warriors team drawn from Surrey Park, Eltham, Moreland, Melbourne High and Bendigo. There were also two other strong Victorian teams - Western Metro and last year's winners, Southern Crosse. The tournament was held at the Glenelg Lacrosse Club, which is close to Adelaide and right on the water.
The boys did Surrey Park proud contributing well during a punishing six games over five days.
Building on his experience from being a Warrior in 2012, Tim found his feet at this year's tournament. Playing in his favourite number 1 jersey, Tim scored in every game for a total of 22 goals, which made him the third highest goal scorer, just below the top player for the champion Northern Thunder team on 26, and the top player from the second placed Western Metro on 24 (who also plays at the State League level). Tim's impressive haul of goals was critical to the competitiveness of the Warriors, but despite Tim's efforts in attack, the Warriors remained on the bottom of the ladder without a win for the tournament.
Representing Surrey Park in defence, Alex Fransisca (No.14, Nationals debut) took up the fight in the back. He was determined and tough with the long pole throughout the tournament, making things hard for opposition attacks. 
Recovery sessions after each exhausting game were held at the beach, where the very cold water made these sessions unpleasant, but necessary.If the cold water recovery sessions were a low-point, a game of paintball skirmish on rest day was a highlight. There was also fun to be had during a pedal trike race around the caravan park between all three Victorian teams, and all participants in the girls and boys tournaments got together for a celebration after the finals.
Although the team's results were disappointing, the boys had an outstanding time. They learned new skills and how to play hard against the best teams in the country, and made friends for life.
The players and parents are very grateful to the excellent care provided by team management, Lisa and Kristian Sunderland (Eltham Lacrosse Club).

Further information: Lacrosse Victoria

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