Board Meet Me Monday Series: Ben Stone

Board Director Ben Stone
Board Director Ben Stone
Image © Ben Stone  

Following the 2019 Lacrosse Victoria AGM, a different Board member will be featured in the 2020 Lacrosse Victoria Board Meet Me Monday Series. These profiles will match faces with names as well as provide some background into our new and returning Board members. So far, we have profiled Meredith Hodson, Simon Atkins, Elena Theinschnack and Damian Raper. 

Our fifth profile of the series will be Ben Stone. Ben recently joined the Board in April 2020. Ben's answers are in bold. 

Name: Ben Stone

How Long have you been on the Board: I have just been appointed (April 2020).

Role on the Board: Director

Sports Background: Played rugby, soccer, tennis and golf and coached junior basketball.

Affiliated Club (if any): Newport Ladies Lacrosse Club

Everyday Job:  Education Support, assisting students with learning difficulties in a primary school.

Where are you Originally From: Reading, England

Why did you run for a Board position: In the last few years that my daughter has played lacrosse, I have come not only to love the sport but to appreciate the fantastic people in the community. I want to do my part to give back by helping to grow and promote this great sport.

Favorite Athlete and Sports Team: John Barnes and Liverpool FC.

If you could play any position on the field which one would you choose: Defence. I love the idea of running around brandishing a long pole.

What do you enjoy most about lacrosse/the lacrosse community: I really enjoy the pace, skill and tactics of lacrosse. When it comes to the community, I have never previously witnessed the sportsmanship and camaraderie that I experienced over the 5 years I have been involved with lacrosse. I really see this as a huge strength for the sport and something we should be proud of.


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