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Newsletter #1 – 2018

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Hi all – hope you are like me and really looking forward to the coming lacrosse season, and starting mid-April, it’s not too far away! There’s been lots of lacrosse over the off-season, many of our juniors played indoor lacrosse with SILL; the girls trying out for the under 19 team have had regular training sessions and a hectic set of trials as part of the Southern Crosse tournament; the under 18 boys and girls are also preparing for the nationals in April; not to mention Will and Rubber working hard as the Aussie men’s squad prepares for the World Championship later this year.

Club-wise the new committee has settled into its work. Expect to start the year with a new web-site, a great range of merchandise and our regular smooth running canteen and Thursday night dinners.

I expect this to be a huge season for us on-field. That will come from more players being committed to practice. Already pre-season has started with an excellent level of intensity as the men learn a new offensive structure and the girl’s have been upping their fitness levels. Good signs.

One change we’d like to really see happen this year – is for each team that takes to the field, to be guided by game day coaches and to be looked after by a manager. In the past, many teams haven’t had a coach and hardly any have had a manager. If you’d like to help out (esp. includes parents of juniors) please let a committee member know.

Peter O’Donnell, President

REGISTRATION DAY BBQ

Thursday 5th April 4.30pm – 6.30pm @ Clubrooms

We will hold our regular annual registration night on Thursday April 5 – starting at 4:30 through to 6:30 – We will have the BBQ fired up. It will be our 2nd training session back at the main ground with the club rooms available to us.
Come down – have a sausage, catch up with old friends and – of course – register to play for the season. Bring a friend (juniors especially try to bring a friend down – but seniors too, introduce somebody new to the sport). Along with regular training, we will have some games going and generally a relaxed atmosphere as we launch regular season training at our home base.
There will be no cost for sausages in bread and soft drinks.

RSVP – Please confirm your attendance via Facebook event or email to treasurer@caulfieldlacrosse.com.au

RSVP VIA FACEBOOK

CLC TRAINING INFO

Preseason training is well underway now. Numbers have been good but we’d like to see even more on the track as the season comes closer. There isn’t much time left before the season starts, so dust off your boots and gear and come and join us. At the moment we are training on Monday and Wednesday nights on ovals 3 and 4 four (via Inkerman Street and Park Street – as per map above)

Juniors are starting at 5pm and seniors at 6. Get in the habit of indicating via the Facebook events for training, if you can or can’t come, that will help the coaches plan the session. We really need to get better at having consistency at training. We know not everybody can make every session – work, family and sometimes the inconvenience of travel get in the way – but please try to come if you can, and either way indicate via a couple of clicks on Facebook if you can or can’t come. We will be training on the main oval, and switching to Tuesday and Thursday in the first week of April.

Official Tuesday and Thursday training commences
Tuesday 3rd April @ the Clubrooms
Juniors 5.30 – 6.30pm
Seniors 6.30 – onwards

Commencing Thursday 12th April –
Thursday Night Dinners are back!

2018 FIXTURE

ROUND 1
State League Men
Caulfield vs. Altona @ P.J. Lynch Reserve 1  – Saturday 14th April @ 2.30pm

Division 1 Men
Caulfield vs. Malvern @ Caulfield Park – Saturday 14th April @ 2.30pm

Proposed start for all other grades – Saturday 21st April (TBC)

2018 FEE POLICY AND SUBS INFO

Registration is now open for Caulfield Lacrosse Club.

Please click the link, register and process payment to enable the club to plan for your commitment for 2018. You can also pay via bank transfer into the club account
BSB 633000 ACC# 148200769 to avoid extra credit card fees.

All pre-paid memberships will receive a $20 canteen card

Please note, once you take the field for your third game, the Club is financially liable to Lacrosse Victoria for full fees.

2018 SUBS
Under 11 – $200
Under 13 – $250
Under 15 – $280
Under 17 – $300
Senior Men – $420
Senior Women – $370
Student Men – $350
Student Women – $330

We have prepared an online registration form and we can also accept online payment via credit card.

REGISTER HERE

LAX NEWS

Over Easter the under 18 National championship will be conducted in Adelaide with Victoria represented as usual by both a boys and girls team. Finn Lane and Liam Harari – who was named as a captain – will be playing in the boy teams team for the second year running. They will  be hoping to repeat last year’s championship winning performance. Zoe Stannus (heading to her 3rd tournament) and Shaylee Stringer (picked as an alternate even though she’s still under 15) have also been training hard in the girls squad in preparation for the tournament under coach Tim Dobson. The girl’s team were runners up last year and will be hoping to go one better this year.

The tournament features some new teams this year – the boys will play tournament regulars South Australia, Western Australia & New Zealand and newcomers Taiwan. The girls draw features South Australia, Western Australia along with two teams from New Zealand – Waikato and Auckland. Both finals will be broadcast live on the Australian Lacrosse Network, check their Facebook page for details (https://www.facebook.com/AustralianLacrosseNetwork/)
For updates as the tournament progresses also check the tournament page (https://www.facebook.com/ALAU18LacrosseNationals/).

Congratulations to Tim Dobson! Tim late last year was appointed coach of the Victorian under 18 girls team. Just this week, Lacrosse Victoria announced they have also appointed him as Head Coach of the 2018 Victorian Senior Women’sTeam. We are all very happy for you Tim, and also super proud. Well done. The team will complete at the 2018 ALA Senior National Championships in Western Australia over the Queens Birthday weekend in June.

STOCKTAKE AND DONATION OF OLD EQUIPMENT

From Tuesday 3rd April – All players that have uniforms at home, please bring back to clubrooms so it is accounted for in the 2018 season. We’re inviting those who have old equipment at home to please donate it to the club for new players to use.

EVENTS PLANNER

Friday March 29 – Monday April 2 Under 18 National Championship, Glenelg South Australia

Thursday April 5 Registration night, and training on the main oval begins.

Thursday March 28 – Monday April 2 Under 18 National Championship in South Australia

Thursday April 12 Lacrosse for parents session in the main clubrooms

Thursday April 12 Season launch, meal after training in rooms with speakers.

Saturday April 14 State League and Div 1 Mens start

Saturday April 21 Possible start for all other teams TBC

Thursday June 7 – Sunday June 10 Senior National Championship, Western Australia

Saturday and Sunday June 9-10 BYE week (Queens Birthday Long Weekend)

Saturday and Sunday July 7-8 BYE week (July School holidays).

Tuesday Jul 12 Saturday July 21, FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship, Israel.

Saturday and Sunday September 15-16 Grand final weekend

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