January General Committee Minutes

Minutes of the General Committee of The Centurion Lacrosse Club held on 22nd January 2018 at The Coach & Horses Public House, Bruton Street, London.

Present: Steve Williams (in the chair), Neil Forsyth, David Marsden, Peter Mundy, Rob Collinge (Secretary).

  1. APOLOGIES were received from Ron Balls, Henry Collinge, Denis Hanks, and Geoffrey Wilkinson.

  2. MINUTES of the General Committee meeting held on 7th November 2017 were approved as a record of the statements made at the meeting.


    1. Meetings. It was agreed to reschedule the meeting planned for 3rd April to 11.00 am on 27th March to be followed by a members lunch at the Coach & Horses.
    2. Sixes. It was agreed to operate a stall at the SEMLA Sixes on 21st April. Volunteers will be needed to man it.

    Nothing to report.


    Assets now stood at £2,527. Recent expenditure related to grants of equipment to northern box lacrosse, and Leeds University Medical School. The deposit had been paid for the House of Lords dinner. Seven subscriptions were outstanding for two years otherwise subscription income was flowing in satisfactorily.


    Around 40 entries are expected for the annual golf tournament which will take place on Friday 20th April 2018. Next year’s lunch is planned for late October.


    Box Lacrosse

    The recent development of box lacrosse may offer opportunities to the club to be involved in expanding the game. Some padding had been provided to support developments in the north. Concern was expressed over the governance structure of the box game. David Marsden agreed to research this further.

    Leeds University Dentists and Medics School.

    Twenty sticks and a dozen balls had been provided to Leeds Medics to start mixed lacrosse. It is difficult for medical schools to engage in the BUCS leagues as the students are not available on Wednesdays. Hopefully an occasional league can be developed to engage medical schools with the sport.

  8. SIXES

    It has been agreed that operational management of the tournament will be undertaken by SEMLA. The tournament will be used by The Centurions for marketing our club and the tournament. We shall enter two teams. It will remain The Centurions SEMLA Six a Side Tournament.


    Denis Hanks had the organisation well in hand and expected to finalise menus in the next two weeks. It was agreed to fix a price at £95, which depending on the final cost of the menu and the level of attendance may involve a small subsidy.

    It was agreed that only Steve Williams, as chair, and Lord Lee would be asked to speak to allow time for members to socialise after the proceedings.

    So far there are five potential nominations for the Centurion Award.


    Based on samples provided the model for the baseball cap was agreed. It will be a dark blue with the Centurion logo and the words ‘Centurion Lacrosse’ on the front.