E News August 2010


A great World Series is now behind us. The final rankings are set out below:

  • 1st USA
  • 2nd Canada
  • 3rd Australia
  • 4th Japan
  • 5th England
  • 6th Germany
  • 7th Scotland
  • 8th Netherlands
  • 9th Ireland
  • 10th Sweden
  • 11th Wales
  • 12th Finland
  • 13th Czech Republic
  • 14th Poland
  • 15th New Zealand
  • 16th Spain
  • 17th Slovakia
  • 18th Bermuda
  • 19th Italy
  • 20th Latvia
  • 21st Austria
  • 22nd Hong Kong
  • 23rd Switzerland
  • 24th Norway
  • 25th Korea
  • 26th Denmark
  • 27th France
  • 28th Argentina
  • 29th Mexico

Some 40 Centurions met up for lunch before the third place play off on the final Saturday. Several generations enjoyed tales of the days when they played and made new friends within the club. Perhaps we should be looking for more excuses to get together.


Former England player Mike Orme is expanding his operation in Sedburgh schools. We shall be providing a set of sticks and gloves to help him get this off the ground.

Gareth Corneleus of Hull LC has five schools interested in establishing lacrosse and intends to get them playing 8 a side. Sixteen sticks and gloves are being despatched to move this project forward.

We are also talking to a group interesting in starting a club in Glasgow to join the embryonic Scottish league.


We are looking to establish a new university competition for sides not involved in the knock out phases of the current British Universities, Colleges and Schools (BUCS) tournament. Sides knocked out have no competitive games after January leaving a very empty season. Plans are a foot to bridge this gap with a Centurion Cup.

The annual round at universities of recruiting new players at Freshers' Fairs is an opportunity to give the guys running the university clubs a hand. We are working with the ELA to put together kits of posters and a DVD to help with this. Some of the materials produced for the World Series could be recycled for this and an ELA DVD of the games would produce great background on what the game looks like.


The first European Club Championship was won by Wilmslow. As holders they will be hosting the second championship from Friday 17th September to Sunday 19th September. The competition will take place for the Ken Galluccio Cup named in Ken's honour to recognise all he achieved for European lacrosse before his early death. England will be represented by Stockport as northern league winners and The Blues, the southern runners up, will represent the south.


Some useful websites:

The ELA www.englandlacrosse.co.uk
Lots of details of what's going on.

Lacrosse Forums laxforums.co.uk
Discussion site about issues of the day.

SEMLA and SCWLA www.southlacrosse.org.uk
Good site for fixtures and results in the South.