Interstate Indoor Lacrosse Challenge Adelaide
Vic & SA Team Photo Adelaide Box Lax 2013
Vic Team Photo Adelaide Box Lax 2013
Interstate Indoor Challenge Adelaide March 9/10 weekend
A development team from Victoria travelled to Adelaide for the March 9/10 weekend to play a South Australian Team at Blackwood Sports Arena in an effort to help promote the Indoor game in South Australia. The weekend provided much needed time on the boards for our teams to further develop their Indoor Lacrosse skills.
The opening game on Saturday afternoon was a scrappy affair with half of the Vic team only arriving an hour before face off and it took most of the first half for the palyers to straighten their legs from the overnight trip. The final result was a close faught out 14-12 win for the Vics.
After some rest and a swim at Glenelg beach the Vic team fired up and played some true, solid Indoor Lacrosse. With some great defence and fine goal keeping by Trevor Brennan, apart from 2 late goals, the Vics shut out the SA team through the better part of the game to take out a strong 12-5 win to clinch the series.
A lazy Sunday morning swim and back massage at one of Adelaide's famous beaches was just what the Doctor ordered, but proved not to be the best preparation for the final Sunday afternoon game. A local member gave a presentation towards the future of the Indoor game in Blackwood to open the last game of the weekend. After a slow 1-6 first period the Vics pegged back SA to tie the score at the final break (9-9). Unfortunately a clean sweep of the series was not to be, as the tired legs of the Vic team and the thought of the long drive home proved to much to cope with and the SA team closed out a good 14-12 win.
The event proved to be a great success and healthy discussions were held between both States as to how best to fixture the Indoor game into the Lacrosse calendar.
Both teams had a mixture of experience and youth which goes well for the future development of Indoor Lacrosse in Australia. All look forward to the coming Box Lacrosse season from October to December 2013.
It is expected that we will have a Junior competition and possibly a Women's competition to add to the Senior Men's Red Cup and the National Clive Carr Trophy at the end of the season.