Newsletter 3

Newsletter #3 – 2018



Join us tonight 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



We will have a new range of exciting merchandise to help expand a brand for the club.
We’ve got merchandise that you’ll be proud of wearing at affordable prices and a bundle deal that’s perfect for families!
Sample sizing will be available to try on in the canteen by (fingers crossed) Tuesday 17th April or you can pre-order now via our new online store too!

Here’s a sneak peak of the range

Click on the banner to be redirected to our online store


Official Tuesday and Thursday training is BACK!
Juniors 5.30 – 6.30pm
Seniors 6.30 – onwards

Commencing NEXT Thursday 12th April –
Thursday Night Dinner + Session
‘Understanding your behavioural style
for better team work’ by Pete O’Donnell

This year we’re mixing it up in the CLC Kitchen – we’re alternating fortnightly with djinta djinta Winery meals and parent’s cooking meal’s. All your supplies will be paid for – you’ll just be donating your time. If you’d like to get involved please contact Steph Rodrigues –

Dinner after training this week is supplied by our Parent Masterchefs – Jeff and Julie Moser! This week on the CLC menu are Enchiladas – $8 per meal
Juniors (and parents) are welcome for the early sitting after junior training from 6.30pm. Following dinner we will have a session run by our President Pete –
‘Understanding your behavioural style for better team work’
This session will be the first of monthly guest speakers!

It is essential to RSVP so catering can be as accurate as possible, you can RSVP via Facebook





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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 PRIOR to the season starting 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.


GOT SOMETHING TO SHARE? If you’d like to share something in our next Newsletter, please email Steph Rodrigues –




The Under 18 National Championships were held in very sunny conditions at the Glenelg lacrosse club over the Easter long weekend. The play-off games for 1st place in both the boys and girls competitions saw Victoria against Western Australia.

The girls went into their final as underdogs, the Western Australians went into the final undefeated. They had a comfortable win over the Victorian team on the first day and would have gone into the final full of confidence. However, in a tightly contested final the girls prevailed by 1 goal, winning 12 to 11. Tim Dobson’s presence, deep voice, lacrosse knowledge and general calmness contributed greatly to their come from behind win. Zoe Stannus, who had a great tournament, was a key in defence, and played a major role in the win, spending a lot of time in the final marking the best WA attackers. The final was tense and very tight in the last stages. Zoe held her nerve throughout, running hard to get back to repeal WA attacks and also to help the Vic’s clear the ball and start their offence. A great result for Zoe and Tim, well deserved.

The boys team went into their final full of confidence having won all their lead up games. After a tight start the boys got right on top of the WA team and ran out very comfortable winners, 20 to 7. In the final Finn scored 3 goals and Liam got a goal and an assist. Gavin Leavy the WA coach, commented to me after the game that the final was like watching boys play against men. The Vic boys ran with intent when dodging and cutting, threw the ball harder, and when their was a contest on the ground got their heads over the ball and usually came up with possession. That was from my perspective, as a spectator, a good summary of the difference between the teams, and also of the way Liam and Finn went about their lacrosse all week. Both boys finished the tournament with 6 goals, and remarkable records in junior representative lacrosse. They have now played together in 4 national championship winning teams (2 for Southern Crosse and 2 for the Vic under 18s). They should be quite proud of their efforts. Liam’s suitcase weighted quite bit more on the return trip, having collected medals for being the MVP in the game against South Australia, making the championship all-star team, the all tournament team and the award as the championship MVP.

Alongside the tournament the under 19 Aussie girls squad – including Shaylee – trained and also played some games. Shaylee played wonderfully well in those games. This was a super effort given her family had quite a bit to deal with while they were there. Her little brother fell and a cut lip required 17 stitches, and her grandfather, club legend Brian Hecker, became the victim of a mystery disease and also required hospitalisation. As you read this newsletter, Brian is still in hospital in Adelaide but thankfully the problem has been identified and he will after a course of medication be back to full health shortly.

Well done Zoe, Tim, Liam, Finn and Shaylee, you all represented yourselves, our club and the state with distinction.

Recap by Pete O’Donnell



It is with regret and sadness that l advise that Phil Humphreys passed away peacefully this morning aged 79. Phil was diagnosed with MS over 10 years ago, initially thought he had a back injury that might need surgery, but later diagnosed as MS, and has slowly deteriorated over that time to the point that he was wheel chair bound and in 24 hour care.

I had the pleasure of working with him in many capacities, as my club coach and state coach, and then as president of the VALA, with the late Bill Taylor, when l was treasurer.

He was a tireless worker at whatever he did, put 100% effort into anything, and while he may have been president of LV he was not beneath erecting goals at the Albert Ground for a Sunday game, something new at the time in the 1970s.
Phil went on to be President of the Australian Lacrosse Council for several years.

He was a fearless defenceman who played for Caulfield and proudly represented Victoria and Australia. He was also an administrator from a very early age and his name is prominent in the history of our game.

Phil was nominated for an OAM and for some unknown and quite unbelievable reason did not receive one.

Vale Phil, you are now at peace and able to do the things you hoped you could do in your later years, thanks for everything you did for the game of lacrosse in Australia.

I understand there will be a private family funeral but there will be a fitting farewell for him thereafter.

A sad day for lacrosse, but Phil is now at peace and in a better place.

John Nolan
Chairman, LMLC



Moreland Lacrosse Club has decided to change their name to Brunswick Lacrosse Club. They will still be the Mustangs, and still wear orange uniforms (and it will take a while for new uniforms to be available for all their teams, so they still might wear “Moreland” on their tops till next year). On the fixture this year, LV will write Brunswick (Moreland), and then next year just Brunswick. They feel like the name is a better reflection of the local identify of their club. Have a look at their new look on their Facebook page (

As in past years ALRA is making it easy for anybody who is interested to become accredited as a referee. They have an online test
The pass mark to become a club referee is 60%. The test isn’t that hard, is free and can be retaken as many times as you want until you get the mark you want. It is really important that we has as many players qualified to referee as possible. There are days when we are short and need help making sure we provide referees (especially important for our junior grades), the more people who are qualified the easier it will be to find a referee who able to help out our regulars. It’s also good to know the rules, so jump on-line, do the test and get qualified to be a referee.


We have been lucky over the years to have excellent coaches for our junior teams. However, our senior teams without coaches are at a real disadvantage. This year we’d like each team to have at least one coach, and the junior teams to have more than one (to share the work, and help cover when one coach isn’t available). If you’d like to coach please contact us ( or It’s a lot of fun, a great way to connect to the kids (if it’s a junior team you are looking after), and you get the best position to watch a game from. LV run coaches courses, we will pay for you to go and get accredited. If you are new to coaching we will make sure you are working with an experienced coach to help guide you and help out.

For our senior teams, especially the Women’s teams and the Men’s “Divi” teams, we’d love to see some past players sharing their experience and knowledge of the game and helping the new generation develop. Coaching is a great way to give back to the club you love – so past players, go on – get involved with the club and give coaching a go ( or


Following on from our call for coaches, unless supported by a manager the team coach has to spend a fair chunk of their time at training and on game day doing tasks that need to be done but aren’t related to coaching. If a team has a manager, the coaches can coach. Being a manager is an important task, but isn’t all that hard – and doesn’t require that much lacrosse knowledge. We’d love to have a manager (or two) for each team. Think you’d like to help your team but scared you don’t know enough about lacrosse – being a manager might be the way for you to contribute. We will help – we have a manual, have a software application (teamstuff) that will make your life easier – so if you are interested in being a manager – please let us know. (


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.


Thursday April 5
REGISTRATION NIGHT BBQ and training on the main oval begins

Thursday April 12
Lacrosse for parents session in the main clubrooms

Thursday April 12
Season launch, dinner after training with monthly speaker session

Saturday April 14
tate League, Division 1 Mens and Division 3 Mens start

Sunday April 15
Premier Division Womens and Division 1 Womens start

Saturday April 21

Sunday April 22

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 12 – Saturday 21 July
FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship, Israel

Saturday and Sunday September 15-16
Grand final weekend

Saturday September 22
unior Presentation Night, Clubrooms

Sunday September 30 – Saturday October 6
Under 15 National Championship in Victoria

Friday October 12 – Senior Presentation Night, Merrimu


Represented by
Aaron ‘Smash’ Smith

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Aaron ‘Smash’ Smith has been involved at Caulfield Lacrosse Club his entire life. His entire family has either played for or been an integral part of what makes Caulfield Lacrosse Club. His grandparents Doug and Barb Imlach are both life members and Doug is also our Club Patron and has one of our most prestigious awards named after him. His Mum Kath and Aunty Helen have also been on numerous committee’s and are also Caulfield Lacrosse Club Life Members.

Aaron has been a big sponsor of the club over the years and is passionate about Junior Development – a big area his donation goes towards.

We’re so grateful for sponsors like Aaron. If you’d like to become involved or even a sponsor of Caulfield Lacrosse  Club, please email Cheryl Hogan –

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