Lacrosse is the main sport for girls in the Autumn and Spring Terms at St George’s. We run at least 2 teams in every age group with our aim to offer competitive matches for every girl who is keen to play the ‘fastest game on two feet’. Each team is made up of 12 players but squad sizes can be up to 18 for matches. The ethos of the lacrosse program is to ‘play hard, have fun’ with selection for A teams being competitive. We aim to develop each player’s skills by offering a variety of different opportunities both in and outside of school for the keen lacrosse players. Our overall aim is to enjoy playing competitive sport, teaching our girls valuable life lessons.
The school play fixtures on Saturday mornings generally against independent schools of the highest lacrosse calibre with the occasional Saturday afternoon and after school fixture. The season runs from September to mid March. St George’s regularly fields up to 13 teams in a morning from U12C to 1st XII in both the Autumn and Spring Term. There are also competitions at county and national level including the prestigious National School’s Championships held at Surrey Sports Park. Our first team is now regularly qualifying at National Schools for Division 1 play and our 2nd XII claimed the Division 1 title in 2012 and again in 2015.
Our Saturday block fixtures are an impressive sight; four full lacrosse fields with 3/4 rounds of matches being played against high quality opposition. Where possible we try to also field netball teams on a Saturday to provide a wealth of sporting opportunities for girls of all ages and levels. Parents, friends and family are always encouraged to spectate and support the school teams both midweek and on weekends; the Sixth Form Refectory, is often open for you to purchase coffee, tea and bacon rolls to assist with fundraising for the sports programme at the school.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
The school have a fantastic set of lacrosse coaches with a wealth of experience including coaches that have umpired, coached and played internationally. This years’ coaching team are Miss Sayers, Mr Storrie, Miss Wood, Miss Wilkinson and Miss Hooker. It is also great to be having some willing parents joining our coaching team this year.
Staff have the opportunity to nominate talented players for ‘Regional academy training’ and have had many girls attend the Hertfordshire county trials at U15 and U19 level. We also have strong links with the local lacrosse club, Harpenden Ladies, which provides friendly training (Thursday evening) and match opportunities (Sunday morning).
Senior players are often involved in the coaching/ support of more Junior teams. This year a number of Yr11 players will be taking their level 1 coaching award, whilst others are working towards their level 1 umpiring.
Please click here for the current extra curricular training schedule at St George’s.
HOUSE LACROSSE – FINALS DAY
In March the PE department host the ‘Winter Finals day’ , inter house lacrosse and rugby and tournaments are run in the afternoon allowing a huge number of girls to represent their house. Whether this is at junior, inter or senior level the girls take to the pitch in their house colours, which is an impressive sight to see. Please check the school calendar for further details.
The School is proud of its lacrosse tradition and can boast a number of internationals at various levels. Old Georgians with our most recent international representative caps include:
R Foster – England U19 (2011).
L Merrifield – England U19, current Senior England Captain
E Niven – Scotland U19
C Nasymth Miller – England Senior development squad
St George’s School have undertaken a number of tours to various parts of the globe. Recent tours include –
Chester – Seniors - 2016
Canada – Seniors – 2013
Oxford – U15 – 2013
Edinburgh – Seniors – 2012
Malta – U14 – 2012
USA – Seniors – 2009
The School is proud of its lacrosse tradition and can boast a number of international players and umpires at various levels.
Players currently training in the Regional Academy –
Katie Birt, Ella Brown, Mai Ledsham, Mimi Spiliopoulou, Issy Davenport, Anna Batten, Millie Martin, Tilly Collins and Eliza Slater
As Mr Storrie would testify – ‘lacrosse is the bug you want to catch!’
Miss E Sayers
Teacher of PE, Lacrosse Specialist
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