Round 1 - WashUp or was it a WashOut
WLC Newsletter No 6 - 12/4/2017
It started out a perfect day for lacrosse down at the Greenwich Reserve last Saturday, with a good crowd eager to see how the premier State League team looked for the start of the season and watch Captain Matthew (Frogga) Price run out for his 200th State League game. Well Done Frog.
Also congratulations to Huw Wlson and the returning Tom Pike for being named this year's vice captains.
The day started with a very successful U 11 scrimmage with many newcomers enjoying their first experience in a lacrosse game.
With a number of faces missing from the 2016 Premiership side we welcomed newcomers Brian Bach (ex Melb Uni) and US player Brendan Mcguire into the team for their first taste of Willy Lax.
Briefly, S/L were on fire, and at half time were in a commanding position at 16 - 2 when head referee, Alan Black, darted for the Rule Book as he noticed a number of lightning strikes closing in from the West. Soon it was evident, as the heavens opened, that this game may not continue as we headed for the pavillion 5 min into the third quarter and a scoreline of 17 - 3.
A formidable lead for that stage of the game.
Players and spectators were nearly all in agreeance as the referees and coaches called it a day with LV to decide the outcome which has since been declared as an abandoned game with 2 premiership points awarded to each team. Hmmmmmm ????
So the only player upset with abandoment was Frog now sitting on 199.5 games. Maybe after Easter.
A down under experience
The club warmly welcomes US player Brendan McGuire to the best lacrosse club in Australia.
Brendan has already started to assist with junior training and we are sure that he will be a great addition to the club both on and off the field.
This year we are sharing the burden of the accommodation and support provided to our guest.
Tink and Lauren have kindly taken it upon themselves to accommodate Brendan until the end of April.
We are seeking a Williamstown player or families to provide assistance.
This year we have arranged a renumeration package to assist the host family.
Contact Wayne on 0409 386 256 or Damo on 0447 329 397 if you are interested in helping support this initiative.
Easter Break & Lacrosse
Can't wait until after Easter for a lax fix ?
Then get down to Paisley Park to cheer on the big V and especially our representatives, Callan Gibson, Lachlan Russell and Jacob Poole at the U 18 National Lacrosse Tournament hosted by Altona Lacrosse. Click here for the full schedule and keep up to date with all the results. Go boys- we know you will do yourselves and the club proud.
Wishing all club members, family and friends a Happy & Safe Easter and looking forward to see all in full swing after Easter. Travel safely.
This year we are required to supply an acredited referee for all Junior & Senior games. Failure to do so will result in TWO premiership points being deducted from the team. Click here to view a list of acredited refs.
It has always been expected that Senior players make themselves available during the season to assist in officiating our games. Acredited Referees are paid by LV and by the club.
Acreditation is easy. The process has been streamlined to an On line program, where all you need to do is score 60%. All Senior players are asked to ensure they are acredited so that if they are called upon to ref a game we will not lose premiership points.
Online Tests - 2017 Season
Training / Games Schedule
As the days draw shorter and The Fearon remains Off Limits, please take note of training times & venues and keep an eye on Team App for last minute changes.
All Junior training will be at the Greenwich until further notice.
There has been a fantastic response to this year's 100 Club. At preent there are 17 paid up members. Thankyou for your support. Click here if you are interested in joining the 100 Club.
Playing Fees / Registration
With the season just about in full swing please ensure you pay your fees to avoid disappointment of not being available for selection.
All players are required to fill in a registration form. These will be available at the club. They have been pre filled so all you have to do is update if necessary and sign.