Board Meet Me Monday Series: Jess Symonds (Hay)

Board Secretary Jess Symonds
Board Secretary Jess Symonds
Image © Jess Symonds  

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, Ben Stone and Rebecca Chapman. 

Our seventh profile of the series will be Jess Symonds. Jess joined the Board in September 2017. Jess' answers are in bold.

Name: Jess Symonds (Hay)

How long have you been on the Board? For the last two and a half happy years!

Role on the Board: Board Secretary 

Sports Background: Lacrosse and a bit of netball and rugby

Affiliated Club: Currently Caulfield and previously Camberwell

Everyday Job: I work in marketing/communication at an advertising agency (sounds exciting) leaing the property division (not as exicting as first sounds). 

Where are you Originally From? London. I moved to Melbourne with my family when I was 15. So very much an Aussie now, don't let the accent fool you!

Why did you run for a Board position? To give back to the sport I love and spend so much time around. 

Favourite Athlete and Sports Team? When not around lacrosse I spend a lot of time watching rugby and have season tickets to the Melbourne Rebels. I also grew up a big Chelsea fan. 

If you could play any position on the field which one would you choose (even if you currently play)? Hmmm maybe goalie - their reflexes always astound me. 

What do you enjoy most about lacrosse and/or the lacrosse community? Although the game may seem complicated, it incorporates all the best bits of many of the best sports going; the skill, the physicality, the speed, the strategy. It really is the best hybrid! It's also full of awesome people from all walks of life that really care about the game and the community. 


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