August 17, 2011 1.56 pm This story is over 153 months old

England Lacrosse team trains in Lincoln

Training team: The national lacrosse team will be practicing their skills at the University of Lincoln Brayford campus.

England’s under 19 Men’s Lacrosse Team will be training at the University of Lincoln next week in preparation for two competitions next year.

The 46-strong male team will be coming to Lincoln on August 21 for seven days, working with two Masters Students.

The students will be assessing and monitoring the players to improve technique and performance ready for the Lacrosse European Championships and World Championships.

Team Manager Alison Cara said: “We are very excited about using the University of Lincoln for our England U19 training camp and building a long-term partnership with them.

“Their support will be invaluable in our preparation for the World Championships in 2012.

“We are also delighted that we can help develop and promote lacrosse in the area.”

Special match

After practicing, the team will then play an international match against an American team on at the University on October 9, from 2.30pm.

The free playoff will also be the launch of a new lacrosse club in Lincoln.

Dave Carter from Lincolnshire Active Community Network said: “Lincolnshire can offer a variety of facilities for sports teams and clubs, and Lincolnshire Active Community Network wanted to make sure that England Lacrosse were aware of the fantastic facilities available at the University.

“There are active male and female Lacrosse teams based at the University, and a number of community clubs across Lincolnshire will be set up in October and open to everyone, so the opportunity to host a performance camp in the county has been well received.

“It has also provided a chance for students to gain hands-on experience of working with elite athletes, and the chance to host an international Lacrosse match for everyone to attend.”

For more information on the match or club, contact Carter on 01522 585580 or email [email protected].

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership