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Maidstone celebrates #NatLaxDay15

Maidstone celebrates #NatLaxDay15

On Saturday 19 September 2015 the Maidstone Lacrosse Club will be celebrating the very first National Lacrosse Day in the UK at its home in Sutton Valence.

National Lacrosse Day or #NatLaxDay15 is an initiative from the English Lacrosse Association to not only help promote the sport of Lacrosse in the UK but also to promote the existence of the our many Lacrosse clubs around the country, many of whom struggle with recruitment year-on-year due to people even from a young age getting straight into more traditional or mainstream sports that are generally emphasised more in schools and in the media.

“Lacrosse in the UK has experienced a steady growth in participation and community clubs since 2009.  This has largely been as a result of the increased investment and engagement with the Higher Education (HE) sector. This growth in turn has led to increased numbers of community clubs and teams (38% since 2009) that participate in English Lacrosse leagues. The community clubs that have also run introductory programmes have had similar results. The National Lacrosse Day will provide investment and support one of English Lacrosse’s key strategic priorities by: ensuring more people are participating more often = higher profile for the sport.” – English Lacrosse

The Maidstone Lacrosse Club would like to invite anyone and everyone, no matter your gender or age, to come along to the Sutton Valence Recreation Ground on Saturday 19 September from 12 midday to enjoy a packed afternoon of Lacrosse, with complementary refreshments and light bites throughout the day. We’ll be starting off the day with a senior women’s game from 12-2pm, followed by a juniors game fielded by the fantastic kids who have taken part in our Summer Camp programme this year, ending the afternoon with a men’s game from 3-5pm.

Anybody is welcome to come and spectate and enjoy the day with us – a great opportunity for many to watch their first ever games of club-level Lacrosse.

Parking is available at the Recreation Ground, and directions to the ground can be found on the following page:

Seating is not available, so please feel free to bring a camping chair or a blanket along with you. Should we run out of food and drink our friends at The Plough at Langley will be open for business on the day, just a 30 second drive down the road.


September 10th, 2015

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