Kids Have a Ball at Warrnambool Schools Comp
In the lead up to the Warrnambool Lacrosse Classic held last
weekend, Paul Clough, Kristen Stone (Lacrosse Victoria) and
Steven Newall (Eltham Lacrosse Club) spent a week running school
The week leading up to our Warrnambool round was a busy affair
for Lacrosse Victoria, with school clinics Monday. Tuesday and
Wednesday, finishing with a primary school competition on
The clinics were conducted for 350 students from St. Josephs
Primary and the secondary Colleges of Emmanuel and Brauer.
The school competition was the result of our early March visit
to Warrnambool where we conducted clinics to 400 children from
Allansford, St. John's, Warrnambool, St. Pius and Warrnambool West
The school competition was held between St. Pius, Warnambool
West and Allansford Primary schools and was a keenly contested
All schools were represented in the finals with the boy's
section played out between Allansford and St. Pius with the
Allansford team capitalizing on their opportunities in a keenly
fought out game winning 9 goals to 0.
The girl's section was a much closer game with Allansford
hanging on against a fast finishing Warrnambool West, to win 5
goals to 4.
The day proved a great success and thanks must go to St. Pius
for allowing us to use their grounds, the teachers for putting in
the time to coach the children and also the children for competing
and showing great teamwork and sportsmanship through out the
It was a pleasure to have played a part in the Warrnambool
series. The comments of appreciation for lacrosse coming to a
country region like Warrnambool and giving the children a chance to
experience a sport such as lacrosse were very gratifying.
Many thanks must go to Kristen Stone and Steve Newall for their
efforts in conducting the clinics, and I know they got a lot
of satisfaction in teaching the skills of lacrosse, and meeting the
children and receiving the feedback from the children.
Thanks also to John Harris for giving his time to help referee
the school competition.