Australian Lacrosse Association

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Australian Lacrosse Association
AustralianLacrosseAssociationLogo.jpg
Sport Lacrosse
Jurisdiction Australia
Abbreviation ALA
Founded 2007 (2007)
Affiliation FIL
Affiliation date 2007
Regional affiliation Asia-Pacific Lacrosse Union
Headquarters Melbourne, Victoria
President Mike Slattery
Replaced Lacrosse Australia and Women's Lacrosse Australia
(founded) 1930 and 1962
Official website
www.lacrosse.com.au
Australia

Australian Lacrosse Association is the governing body for the sport of Lacrosse in Australia.

History[edit]

Lacrosse in Australia has a long and proud history dating back to 1876, with a small but dedicated community of participants and volunteers. The established centres for the game are in the greater metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. In these cities there are organised Saturday field lacrosse competitions for men and women at senior and junior levels, played over the winter months (April until September). In the off-season, there are informal box lacrosse and sofcrosse competitions, though the majority of players in Australia are foremostly of the field lacrosse type. Some lacrosse is also played in Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart, although it is very much at the developmental level.[1]

Lacrosse in Australia is now governed by a single governing body, the Australian Lacrosse Association (ALA), following the merger of Lacrosse Australia and Women's Lacrosse Australia, who had until 2008 governed the men's and women's versions of the games independently. [2]

Structure[edit]

The national body has eight state member associations:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lacrosse in Australia - Australian Lacrosse Association". lacrosse.com.au. Retrieved 2016-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Lacrosse in Australia - Australian Lacrosse Association". lacrosse.com.au. Retrieved 2016-10-19. 

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