The Lacrosse Together Cup, formerly known as the Lacrosse Victoria Pride Cup, is an annual social round robin event designed to celebrate diversity and inclusivity in lacrosse and make a stand against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Intersex discrimination in our sport. The day is filled with lots of activities for people of all ages including facepainting, a free Come & Try lacrosse session, fun outdoor games, music, food, ice cream truck, and lots of lacrosse games.
Key Event Details:
DATE: Sunday 8 October
TIME: 10am until 2:30pm
LOCATION: PJ Lynch Reserve, Mason St, Altona North
MORE INFO: Scroll down to find out all the information you need to know about the fantastic, inclusive event!
From never played to play every weekend, there’s a division for you to play: Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced, and even a Family division where parents have the unique experience of playing on the same teams as their kids! Check out more information on how to get involved below:
Who: The short answer…ANYONE!! All LGBTIQ+ members and allies from inside and outside the lacrosse community are encouraged to enter a team! Even better, all genders, ages, abilities, and clubs can play together! So grab your friends, siblings, parents, teammates, and colleagues and enter your team today!
What: This day is all about fun and inclusion! You will be playing our super exciting, social, inclusive game that everyone can play together. Any stick can be used and no goalie equipment is required since everyone gets to play offense, defense and even hop into goals for a set. Check out the game format here!
Where: PJ Lynch Reserve, Mason St, Altona North
When: The Lacrosse Together Cup is on Sunday, 8 October. All teams must be entered by COB on Friday, 29 September.
How: All you need to register today is a Team Organiser and the Division you’d like to enter. Just click the link to get started now! Team Registration Form Players can now register for their team. Please note all team members must be registered prior to taking the event. Player Registration Form
How much: The cost per team is $208 (incl gst) for up to 10 people. This includes 3 hours of lacrosse fun and games, free giveaways, and even face painting! And don’t forget all money raised will be going to Proud 2 Play, a not-for-profit organisation that supports LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport!
Early Bird Discount: AND this year there is an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. Save $20 on your team registration fee if you enter your team by Friday, 8 September!! Promo Code: CUP20
Divisions: There will be 4 Divisions in 2023.
Game Format: The game is 3 v 3 and non-contact. All players can play everything. So, it ends up being more of a 3 v 2 + a goalie. The game is free flowing and has limited rules to make it easy for participants new and experienced. Check out this quick video of the game format in action! The game is non-contact so everyone can play together with whatever stick they have, and so all genders, ages, and abilities can play together. If you’d like to have a look at the rules, click here.
Number of Players in a Team: There are up to 10 players on a team, but since it is 3 v 3, you can even have teams as low as 5 or 6 people. Why so many subs then? Well the game is very fast with lots of up and back on a small basketball sized field. We recommend lots of subs to help keep the fun, inclusive, social vibes of the day, to ensure people don’t get too tired during the 2 – 3 hours of lacrosse play, and to help get more people involved in this low-cost fun day of celebrating our Lacrosse Pride!
Team Make Up: All genders, ages, abilities, and clubs can play together! You can have a mixture of people who play lacrosse, people who have never tried lacrosse, partners and friends of lacrosse players, friends from other clubs, teammates / friends from other sports, and the list goes on and on. So, grab your friends, siblings, parents, teammates, and colleagues and enter your team today!
Team Uniforms: Each team can decide on their own team’s uniform. You can wear your club uniform, rainbows, Hawaiian shirts, tutus, or whatever your team wants! If there are any clashes on the day, LV will have bibs available.
Player Registration: All players must be registered prior to the event to cover them insurance wise and to ensure each player receives their free Lacrosse Together Cup Tote Bag! Please click the link here to register now: Player Registration Form
Questions: If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Kristen Hutchison, the Cup organiser, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you want to read more about the Cup, have a read of the wrap-up article from last year's event.