Lacrosse club is thriving

Shropshire’s first lacrosse club is proving popular, with the new year attracting more members.
The junior club is hosted by Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury, with over 30 children aged from eight to 15 now regularly turning out on a Saturday morning at the London Road site.

Tina Owen, head of girls’ sports at Prestfelde, said that anyone was welcome at the club.

“Our aim is to develop talent across a range of sports, including lacrosse which is increasingly popular, so we are more than happy to provide facilities for the club,” she said.
David Abini, West Midlands development officer for lacrosse, said that as participation in the sport in Shropshire was growing yearly, English Lacrosse identified the need to help develop a club for participants to enhance their skills further.

“With the support of a number of partners including Shropshire County Council and Prestfelde we have managed to start up The Shropshire Lacrosse Club.

“The club caters for anyone who has played before or would like to try something new, so it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner. Players have the opportunity to learn from some great coaches including England internationals and American coaches.

“We aim to continue growing and further increase the numbers playing in the area,” he said.

The club costs £1, with equipment provided, and runs from 9.30am until 10.30am at Prestfelde, with senior lacrosse being held on Fridays from 7pm until 8pm at Shrewsbury Sports Village.

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