2020 Southern Crosse Tournament - Preview
Tuesday Dec 10, 2019
Get all the information you need regarding the 2020 Southern Crosse Tournament including Teams, Fixture, Gate entry & location.
ALA Elected Directors - Announcement
Monday Dec 2, 2019
The ALA is excited to announce the elected directors from the 2019 AGM are, Janet Jackson and Mark Polden.
SA Catholic Schools Carnival Term 4 2019
Friday Nov 22, 2019
On October 29th & 30th, November 1st & 7th of 2019, Lacrosse SA in conjunction with ALA ran a very successful 4-day Lacrosse Carnival for the South Australian Catholic Primary School Sports Association (SACPSSA) with 199 teams and 1,592 participants from 25 schools.

2020 ALA Indoor & National Championship Events
Tuesday Nov 19, 2019
The ALA announces the Indoor and U18 National Events Host
ALA Talent Coach Course
Wednesday Nov 13, 2019
The ALA is excited to announce that we are seeking Expression of Interest from coaches who would like to attend and complete the ALA’s first, brand new Talent Coach Course.
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Home of the Australian Women's Team

2021 World Lacrosse Women's World Championship

Towson MD USA, Wed 7 – Sat 17 July 2021

2021 IWGA The World Games 

Birmingham Alabama USA, Thur 15 – Sun 25 July 2021                                              (women's lacrosse Tues 20 - Sat 24 July)

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Welcome to the home of the Australian Women's Team. Here you'll find related news, events and information about the team involved in this event.


Friday 15 November 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT - SQUAD MANAGERS

ALA together with Head Coach Trish Adams and General Manager Sue Sofarnos, is pleased to announce State Based Squad Managers.

WA - Glenda Magee

VIC - Stacey Krbaleski

SA - TBA

Squad Managers will work in conjunction with ALA High Performance Manager, Karen Meredith.

Congratulations to all.


Saturday 2 November 2019

SQUAD COACH POSITIONS - Call for Applications 

Applications are invited for Squad Coach positions of the Australian Women’s and U23 Australian Women’s Squads. 

Squad Coaches will play a key support role to the Head Coach, including State Based Training and Squad Camps;

            November 2019    State Based Camps x3, Per, Ade, Mel – Squad Selection

            January 2020        2020 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament

            March 2020           Squad Camp                    

The challenge includes the development of athletes on a programmed Preparation Calendar of training sessions, training camps and events.

Duration of Appointment:    November 2019 – March 2020

If you have a sound background in coaching and a passion to contribute to this program, we welcome your application.

Please Note: The appointed Squad Coaches will have the opportunity to be considered for Assistant Coach positions.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Applications to be submitted electronically to:            

ALA, Director of High Performance; paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

Applications not addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications Close:   Monday 11 November 2019,    by Close of Business.     

Interview Timelines:          Nov 2019

Appointment:                     Nov 2019

Please Note:         All applications will be acknowledged.

                              All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.


Friday 1 November 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT - HEAD COACH AND GENERAL MANAGER

ALA is excited to announce Trish Adams as Head Coach and Sue Sofarnos as General Manager, of the 2021 Australian Women's Team.

Together, both Trish and Sue make a formidable combination, with a wealth of experience and have much to offer our Australian athletes. The new team management structure will complement the new framework and long-term approach to the Women’s National Team program. Both have medalled Gold, Silver and Bronze at numerous world events and bring that knowledge and experience to a talented squad of players.

The 2021 Australian Women’s Team will compete at the;

  • 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, Towson MD USA.
  • 2021 IWGA The World Games, Birmingham AL USA.

This is certainly an exciting time for the Senior National Team programs, with the World Games, being played with the new 6 v 6 format, currently being trialled by World Lacrosse.

There is also the introduction of a raft of new women’s rules for players and coaches to adapt to.  We firmly believe that with Trish and Sue in place we have the right people to put Australia back on the podium and more importantly back to the Gold medal match.

Trish Adams:

Trish has a fantastic record of coaching Australian teams and has been involved as a coach in the National program since 2003. As a coach, her strength lies in the relationships she builds with her players to always get the best out of them.

Trish previously led the senior Australian Team as Head Coach in 2017 and served as Head Coach of the U19 Australian Team in 2011 and 2015. Trish has also played in World events at the Senior and U19 level, famously captaining the 1995 U19 team to the Gold medal.

Having played key coaching roles in seven Australian Teams and several years with State and Club Teams, Trish is well placed to lead the Australian Team for 2021, under the revised High-Performance Framework.

“I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to lead the 2021 Australian Women’s Lacrosse campaign alongside the extremely passionate & experienced Sue Sofarnos.

I am proud of all that has been accomplished by Australian Women’s Lacrosse to date and want to use that as a springboard to help us expand our vision and build momentum within this campaign. With a very talented playing group committed to the new ALA framework & vision we are eager to provide them with a strong platform of innovation, commitment & professionalism. I am honoured to support these incredible female athletes through this exciting journey as we strive for greatness in 2021”, said Trish Adams.

Sue Sofarnos:

Sue Sofarnos is one of Australia’s most decorated players and coaches. Her trademark as both is her passion for the game, her team and her players. Sue was previously Head Coach of the 2009 Australian Team, Team Analyst 2017 and was an Assistant Coach of the 2005 Australian Team which won the Gold Medal.

As an Australian Team player, Sue played in an astounding five World Cups, winning Gold in 1986 to compliment the gold in 2005.

With many years of coaching success at National, State and Club Teams, Sue is well equipped to add another dimension to our athletes and team.

“I’m very excited to be back involved with the Australian Women’s lacrosse program and I am extremely grateful to have this opportunity to work alongside Trish Adams again.

With lacrosse growing exponentially around the world, this new role of General Manager really reflects ALA’s commitment to evolve and refresh how we do things to stay relevant with the international High-Performance competition landscape.

We have a rich and proud history at the Women’s World Cup, and coupled with the wonderful group of talented and committed women in our player group, we can’t wait to get the squad together and make this campaign to Towson something special!”, said Sue Sofarnos.

ALA Congratulates Trish Adams and Sue Sofarnos.              


Friday 18 October 2019

HEAD COACH - Call for Applications. RE-ADVERTISED

Applications are invited for the Head Coach position of the Australian Women’s Team.

The Head Coach will lead the program and play a key role in the implimentation of the Preparation Calendar, including ALA and World Lacrosse events;

- Nov – Dec 2019, Schedule of preparation sessions

- January 2020, ALA Southern Crosse Tournament

- March 2020, Squad Camp

- July 2020, ALA Maverik Challenge

- October 2020, Squad Camp

- January 2021, ALA Southern Crosse Tournament

- March 2021, Squad Camp

- 2021 FIL World Cup, Towson MD USA, Wed 7 – Sat 17 July 2021

- 2021 IWGA The World Games, Birmingham AL USA, Thurs 22 – Sun 25 July 2022   

The challenge includes the formation and operation of a ‘continuing Squad’ and the development of athletes on a programmed Preparation Calendar of training camps and events.

Duration of Appointment:    October 2019 – 30 Sept 2021.

If you have a sound background in coaching and a passion to lead this program, your application is welcome.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Applications to be submitted electronically to:   

ALA, Director of High Performance; paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

Applications not addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications Close:   Wednesday 23 October 2019,    5:00pm AEST     

Interview Timelines:          Oct 2019

Appointment:                     Oct 2019

Please Note:         All applications will be acknowledged.

                              All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.


Thursday 10 October 2019

SQUAD MANAGER POSITIONS - Call for Applications 

Applications are invited for Squad Manager positions of the Australian Women’s and U23 Australian Women’s Squads.

Squad Managers will play a key support role to the Head Coach and Squad, including arrangements for State Based Training and Squad Camps;

            November 2019      State Based Camps x3, Per, Ade, Mel – Squad Selection

            January 2020          2020 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament

            March 2020             Squad Camp

The challenge includes coordinating the arrangements for Squad and State Based Camps, including State Based training sessions.

Duration of Appointment:               November 2019 – March 2020

If you have a sound background in managing teams and a passion to contribute to this program, we welcome your application.

Please Note: The appointed Squad Managers will have the opportunity to be considered for the Team Manager position.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 Applications to be submitted electronically to:     

ALA, Director of High Performance; paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

Applications not addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications Close:        Friday 25 October 2019,             by Close of Business.      

Interview Timelines:          Nov 2019

Appointment:                     Nov 2019

Please Note:    All applications will be acknowledged.

                         All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.


Thursday 29 August 2019

REVISED HIGH PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK FOR AUSTRALIAN TEAMS

Australian Women’s Team

U23 Australian Women’s Squad

Australian Men’s Team

U23 Australian Men’s Squad

Welcome to the program information for the 2021 Australian Women’s Team and the 2022 Australian Men’s Team.

With aims of progressing and improving our status on the world stage, these programs will commence in November 2019 under a revised framework.

APPLICATION

To be considered for selection, Player Applications can be completed and submitted at the following link;

                             https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YDLV26P

                             Due by;               Friday 27 Sept 2019

 

COST

Application Fee:              $200                    (Refunded if Application not accepted)

Application Fee Covers: Nov 2019 State Based Squad Camp, Squad Apparel.

Camp/Tournament Fee: Cost of ongoing camps and tournaments TBA

Cost Principles:              ALA HP Australian Team programs are conducted under                                            the principles of; User Pays, Self-Funded, Cost                                                                   Equalisation and Billeting.

Squad Members must commit to Hosting & Billeting to achieve an affordable program. If paid accommodation is required, Camp Fees will increase significantly.

PAYMENT                        

Bank details provided via email, following received applications.

                                         Payment Due by;               Wed 2 October 2019

SELECTION – INITIAL SQUAD

Via On-Line Applications

Squad Announcement;               Friday 4 October 2019   

SELECTION – POST NOVEMBER 2019 STATE BASED CAMPS

*Player Contracts Offered to;

                                           Men’s Squad                plus 16 x U23 Men’s Squad

                                           Women’s Squad           plus 16 x U23 Women’s Squad  

SELECTION – EVENTS

For ALA events (January Southern Crosse Tournament and July Maverik Challenge) the Men’s and Women’s Squads will compose of a Green Team and a Gold Team, with the U23 Squad also competing in the event.

For ALA events where International teams are competing, selection of Australian A and Australia B teams may occur, or a Green Team and a Gold Team where applicable. And where appropriate, the U23 Men’s and Women’s Squads will also compete.                         

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S SQUAD               Selected Squad Members                                                                                                    and 16 - U23 Women Squad Members

AUSTRALIAN MEN’S SQUAD                     Selected Squad Members                                                                                                    and 16 - U23 Men Squad Members

 

PREPARATION CALENDAR

The Men’s and Women’s Squads as well as the U23 Squads, once selected, will operate on a 12 months per year preparation Calendar, with athletes having five (5) Squad commitments each year.

NOV 2019                         State Based Camps - WOMEN                                              

                                           Adelaide            Sun 17 Nov 2019

                                           Melbourne         Sun 24 Nov 2019

                                           Perth                  Sun 1 December 2019

JANUARY 2020                Southern Crosse Tournament SXT            Melbourne

                                           Fri 3 – Tues 7 Jan 2020

                                           Venue: Footscray Hockey Centre

                                           TEAMS                Men                                   Women

                                                                        Aus Green                         Aus Green

                                                                        Aus Gold                            Aus Gold

                                                                        U23 Aus                             U23 Aus

                                                                        U19 Aus                             U20 Kyushu

                                                                                                                   U20 Chushikoku

MARCH 2020                    Squad Camp                                               Location: TBA

                                           Sat 29 Feb – Sun 1 Mar 2020

JUNE 2020                        2020 ALA Senior Nationals                          Adelaide

                                           Wed 3 or Thurs 4 – Sun 7 Jun 2020                                      

*Contracted Australian Squad Players competing with their State Team. (**Flight costs to Nationals covered by Australian Squad program. **Domestic flights)

JULY 2020                         2020 ALA Maverik Challenge                       Melbourne

                                           Wed 1 – Sun 5 Jul 2020

                                           TEAMS                Men                                   Women

                                                                        Australia Green                 Australia A

                                                                        Australia Gold                    Australia B

                                                                        U23 Aus                             U23 Aus

                                                                                                                   England

                                                                                                                   USC

OCTOBER 2020                Squad Camp                                               Location: TBA

                                           Sat 17 – Sun 18 Oct 2020

                                           Mon 19 – Sat 31 Oct       Contract Renewals

                                                                                   Retirements from Squad

                                                                                    Additions to Squad

JANUARY 2021                Southern Crosse Tournament SXT              Melbourne

                                           Sun 3 – Thurs 7 Jan 2021

MARCH 2021                    Squad Camp                                               Location: TBA

                                           Dates: TBA

JUNE 2021                        2021 ALA Senior Nationals                         Perth

                                           Wed 9 or Thurs 10 – Sun 13 Jun 2021                                           

*Contracted Australian Squad Players competing with their State Team. (**Flight costs to Nationals covered by Australian Squad program. **Domestic flights)

JULY 2021                         Australian Women’s Team

                                          2021 WL Women’s World Cup                    Towson MD

                                           Wed 7 – Sat 17 July 2021

                                           Australian Men’s Team

                                           2021 IWGA World Games         Birmingham Alabama

                                           Fri 16 – Tues 20 July 2021

                                                                    Wed 14 Jul                            arrive

                                                                    Thurs 15 Jul                          training day

                                                                    Fri 16 – Tues 20 Jul              games, 5 days

                                                                    Wed 21 Jul                            depart   

                                           Australian Women’s Team

                                           2021 IWGA World Games           Birmingham Alabama

                                           Tues 20 – Sat 24 Jul 2021

                                                                     Sun 18 Jul                            arrive

                                                                      Mon 19 Jul                           training day

                                                                      Tues 20 – Sat 24 Jul            games, 5 days

                                                                       Sun 25 Jul                           depart

                                                                                                                                 

OCTOBER 2021                Squad Camp                                               Location: TBA

                                           Dates TBC

                                           Mon 25 – Sun 31 Oct      Contract Renewals

                                                                                   Retirements from Squad

                                                                                    Additions to Squad

PLAYER CONTRACTS

Following the initial selection, Player Contracts will be in place and reviewed every 12 months, with renewed contracts offered in October of each year.

REPLACEMENTS

Senior Squad Replacements will be selected from the U23 Squad, or via invite through Talent Identification.

U23 Squad Replacements will be via invite through Talent Identification.

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Mon 8 April 2019

HEAD COACH - Call for Applications 

Applications are invited for the Head Coach position of the Australian Women’s Team.

The Head Coach will lead the program and play a key role in the implimentation of the Preparation Calendar, including ALA and FIL events;

                                 2020 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament, January 2020

                                 2020 ALA Maverik Challenge, July 2020

                                 2021 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament, January 2021

                                 2021 FIL World Cup, Towson MD USA, Wed 7 – Sat 17 July 2021

2021 IWGA The World Games, Birmingham AL USA, Thurs 22 – Sun 25 July 2022 

The challenge includes the formation and operation of a ‘continuing Squad’ and the development of athletes on a programmed Preparation Calendar of training camps and events.

Duration of Appointment:               July 2019 – 31 Oct 2021.

If you have a sound background in coaching and a passion to lead this program, we welcome your application.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Applications to be submitted electronically to:   

ALA, Director of High Performance; paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au ; administration@lacrosse.com.au

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

Applications not addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications Close:            Friday 17 May 2019,       by Close of Business.      

Interview Timelines:           June 2019

Appointment:                       July 2019

For the *Position Description click HERE 

Please Note:          All applications will be acknowledged.

                               All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

 

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