WILLIAMSTOWN’S WIDE IMPACT ON THE GAME IN VICTORIA
The amount of success experienced by the Club on the ﬁeld and the quality of the coaching personnel and administration within the club, have ensured excellent representation in Victorian state teams over the years. This has been extended to all Australian teams that have played at either the world field lacrosse championships or the world box lacrosse championships or national touring teams as players, coaches or officials.
Many ex Williamstown players have aligned themselves with other Victorian clubs over the years thus continuing to spread the inﬂuence of the Williamstown Lacrosse Club.
These include the Altona, Footscray, Glenroy, Newport, Surrey Park, Chadstone, Essendon, Melbourne University, Monash University, Latrobe University, Caulﬁeld, Eltham, Camberwell and Malvern Lacrosse clubs. Many Club members have been appointed to administrative roles within the Victorian Lacrosse Association from the early days until now reﬂecting the involvement of our Club in the continued development of lacrosse.
In terms of service to the VALA and the national body, Capt. Fearon was President of the VALA from 1934 – 5, Vice President 1930 – 32. Alan Chiron was President of the VALA from 1987 – 88, Howard Balmer was Secretary of the VALA from1920’s -1930’s, and Arch Fowler was Secretary to ALC in 1932.
It is quite special and somewhat amazing when you consider that the Williamstown Lacrosse Club has maintained such a high level of competition and success in our great game for over 120 years.