ALA Awards - Life Membership and Merit Award
Friday May 17, 2019
The ALA Will be awarding a life Membership and Certificate of Merit at the 9th ALA Annual Dinner.
Sports Armour Partnership
Friday May 17, 2019
The Australian Lacrosse Association is excited to announce new partner Sports Armour.
World Lacrosse - Announcement
Tuesday May 7, 2019
World Lacrosse Name & Brand Announcement 2019
Vale Allan Gandy
Saturday Apr 13, 2019
The Australian Lacrosse Association Ltd. (ALA) is saddened to learn of the passing of Allan Gandy, regarded by many as Australia's finest lacrosse player.
There will be a celebration of the life of Allan Gandy on Monday 15 April 2019 at the Sandringham Club (92 Beach Road, Sandringham) from 2.30pm onwards.
Please no flowers, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Melbourne Legacy.
Sports Australia welcomes major boost in sport funding
Thursday Apr 4, 2019
Sport Australia welcomes major boost in sport funding.
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Home of the 2020 U19 Australian Men's Team

2020 FIL U19 Men's World Championship

Limerick Ireland, Thursday 9 - Saturday 18 July 2020.

2020 U19 Men, Crocs logo

Welcome to the home of the U19 Australian Men's Team. Here you'll find related news, events and information about the team involved in this event.


Saturday 10 August 2019

SQUAD UPDATED (40)

1 Nick Brothers OH USA
2 William Sloane MI USA
3 Douglas Brookes SA
4 James Burgess SA
5 Mitchell Fuss SA
6 Aaron Hill SA
7 Arlen Lim SA
8 Jonathan Marenkovic SA
9 Nathaniel Rowe SA
10 Merric Auty VIC
11 Mitchell Baker VIC
12 Jaesaya Bidwell-Barton VIC
13 Samuel Boontjes VIC
14 Lachlan Bown VIC
15 Ethan Buchanan VIC
16 Chinaka Egbujor VIC
17 Edgar  Ford VIC 
18 Harry Gibson VIC
19 Brock Gourley VIC
20 Liam Harari VIC
21 Lachlan Hodge VIC
22 Jackson Marsh VIC
23 Shae Moate VIC
24 Will Olver VIC
25 Joseph Pagliaro VIC
26 Edison Pyke VIC
27 Tane Roordink VIC
28 Alexander  Rubins VIC
29 Lachlan Warren VIC
30 Daniel Bowater WA
31 Harrison Buckman WA
32 Jack Heppingstone WA
33 Lucas Koczwara WA
34 Ethan Moir WA
35 Tyler Redman WA
36 Jaidyn Rodrigues WA
37 Lachlan Spickett WA
38 Shane Thomason WA
39 Donal  Wild WA
40 Travis Wolfe WA

Thursday 27 July 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT - TEAM STAFF

ALA, together with Head Coach Gavin Leavy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Team Staff positions for the 2020 U19 Australian Men's Team.

Adam Sear           Assistant Coach, Team Analyst

Mark Mangan       Assistant Coach, Offence

Craig Schicker      Assistant Coach, Defence

Kade Robinson     Assistant Coach, Bench Coordinator

Wayne Butson      Manager

Each brings a wealth of experience to the program, having served similar positions over several years at club, state and National levels.  

Congratulations to all five and all the best for the task ahead.


Sunday 21 July 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT - SQUAD SELECTION (42)

Following the July Squad Camp and Maverik Challenge. ALA, together with Head Coach Gavin Leavy and Squad Coaches, is pleased to announce the following Squad members;

1 Nick Brothers OH USA
2 William Sloane MI USA
3 Douglas Brookes SA
4 James Burgess SA
5 Mitchell Fuss SA
6 Aaron Hill SA
7 Arlen Lim SA
8 Jonathan Marenkovic SA
9 Nathaniel Rowe SA
10 Merric Auty VIC
11 Mitchell Baker VIC
12 Jaesaya Bidwell-Barton VIC
13 Samuel Boontjes VIC
14 Lachlan Bown VIC
15 Ethan Buchanan VIC
16 Chinaka Egbujor VIC
17 Edgar  Ford VIC 
18 Harry Gibson VIC
19 Brock Gourley VIC
20 Liam Harari VIC
21 Lachlan Hodge VIC
22 Jackson Marsh VIC
23 Shae Moate VIC
24 Will Olver VIC
25 Joseph Pagliaro VIC
26 Edison Pyke VIC
27 Tane Roordink VIC
28 Alexander  Rubins VIC
29 Lachlan Warren VIC
30 Daniel Bowater WA
31 Harrison Buckman WA
32 Keanu Czynski WA
33 Will Czynski WA
34 Jack Heppingstone WA
35 Lucas Koczwara WA
36 Ethan Moir WA
37 Tyler Redman WA
38 Jaidyn Rodrigues WA
39 Lachlan Spickett WA
40 Shane Thomason WA
41 Donal  Wild WA
42 Travis Wolfe WA


Sunday 28 April 2019

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT - Updated (58)

Following the Easter 2019 Squad Camp, Head Coach Gavin Leavy together with Squad Coaches, is pleased to announce the selected Squad Members to continue to the July 2019 Camp & Maverik Challenge tournament. 

1 Nick Brothers OH USA
2 Jackson DeCarlo MD USA
3 Charles Hamit NY USA
4 William Sloane MI USA
5 Douglas Brookes SA
6 James Burgess SA
7 Mitchell Fuss SA
8 Aaron Hill SA
9 Harry  Jiannis SA 
10 Arlen Lim SA
11 Jonathan Marenkovic SA
12 Nathaniel Rowe SA
13 Justin Steele SA
14 Merric Auty VIC
15 Mitchell Baker VIC
16 Jaesaya Bidwell-Barton VIC
17 Samuel Boontjes VIC
18 Lachlan Bown VIC
19 Ethan Buchanan VIC
20 Chinaka Egbujor VIC
21 Edgar  Ford VIC 
22 Harry Gibson VIC
23 Brock Gourley VIC
24 Liam Harari VIC
25 Dylan Harari VIC
26 Lachlan Hodge VIC
27 Joel Kukucka VIC
28 Jackson Marsh VIC
29 William McDonald VIC
30 Shae Moate VIC
31 Will Olver VIC
32 Joseph Pagliaro VIC
33 Edison Pyke VIC
34 Tane Roordink VIC
35 Alexander  Rubins VIC
36 Matthew Stevenson VIC
37 James Suffolk VIC
38 Lachlan Warren VIC
39 Daniel Bowater WA
40 Jakson Bowran WA
41 Harrison Buckman WA
42 Keanu Czynski WA
43 Will Czynski WA
44 Jack Heppingstone WA
45 Julian Knox WA
46 Lucas Koczwara WA
47 Ethan Moir WA
48 Finley Morgan WA
49 Tyler Redman WA
50 Thomas Richards WA
51 Jaidyn Rodrigues WA
52 Ayden  Scott WA
53 Lachlan Spickett WA
54 Joshua Tatlow WA
55 Shane Thomason WA
56 Rhys Valsecchi WA
57 Donal  Wild WA
58 Travis Wolfe WA

Sat 27 April 2019

SQUAD COACHES

WA: Matt Schomburg, Adam Sear

SA: Mark Mangan, Craig Schicker

VIC: Sean Aaron, Lee Davis, Darren Nicholas, Kade Robinson


Tuesday 9 October 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT - HEAD COACH

ALA is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Leavy as Head Coach of the 2020 U19 Australian Men's Team.

As Assistant Coach of the previous two (2012, 2016) U19 Australian Men’s Teams and 2010 Australian Men’s Team; Gavin was also Head Coach of the 2017 U23 Australian Men’s Team. Gavin has also served as Head Coach of 6 WA Men’s state teams (2 National Championship titles) as well as Head Coach of East Fremantle for the past 5 years and previously Subiaco.

The 2020 U19 Squad will undertake preparation of training camps and tournaments prior to team selection and competing at the;

2020 FIL U19 Men’s World Championship, to be held in Limerick Ireland, Thurs 9 – Sat 18 July 2020.

Congratulations Gavin Leavy.

With State Based Camps coming up in October and December (Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne), the call for Assistant Coaches will commence shortl


SQUAD MEMBER - APPLICATIONS

Welcome to the Program and Squad Member Application information for the 2020 U19 Australian Men's Team. Please find below an outline of commitments for this program together with application details.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
The 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team Program is aimed to provide squad members with the best possible experience of lacrosse learning and athlete education, in a cost effective format and in line with the ALA High Performance Program Policy HPPP; Go To Link: 
/media/184528/ala-high-performance-program-policy-6march2017.pdf
ALA HP Australian Squad/Team programs are conducted under the principles of;  User Pays  Self-Funded   Cost Equalisation  and Billeting. 
All Squad Members must commit to Hosting & Billeting to achieve an affordable program. If paid accommodation is required, Camp Fees will increase significantly.
APPLICATION DETAILS
1. September 2018 – Squad Member Applications
If you want to be part of the U19 Squad to compete for a position in this 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team, please complete the On-line Application and submit ID docs by:
Due Date: Friday 28 September 2018  
Please find the On-Line Link at the bottom of this page.
2. September 2018 – ID docs
Submit the following ID docs via email (close up photos)
i. Proof of Nationality and Eligibility
(i.e. photo of passport ID page. Or Birth Certificate, citizenship certificate)
ii. Second ID doc (photo of Learners Permit, Drivers License or School ID)
iii. Medicare Card (photo of card)
iv. Private Health Insurance (photo of card - if you have private health cover)
(strongly recommended for the duration of the program)
email to;  highperformance@lacrosse.com.au
Due Date: Friday 28 September 2018
3. September 2018 – Payment     Application/Squad Fee $500 
(includes Squad Reversible, Under Shirt, Shorts and October & December State Based Camps)    
Payment Due Date: Friday 28 September 2018
4. October 2018 - Squad Announced
Wed 3 Oct 2018 ALA website  www.lacrosse.com.au 
5. October 2018 – State Based Camps #1. (two days)
(SBT Camps, attend your own state. NSW & QLD to attend Melb or Adelaide)
Sat 13 & Sun 14 Oct Perth
Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct Adelaide
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct Melbourne
6. December 2018 - State Based Camps #2, (two days)
Sat 8 & Sun 9 Dec Perth
Sat 15 & Sun 16 Dec Adelaide
Sat 22 & Sun 23 Dec Melbourne
7. January 2019 - Full Squad Camp #3, (five days)      Camp Fee $500   
2019 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament SXT 
Wed 2 – Sun 6 Jan Melbourne
Payment Due Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018 
8. July 2019 - State Based Camp #4, (one day)
Sun date TBC Jul Perth
Sun date TBC Jul Adelaide
Sun date TBC Jul Melbourne
9. October 2019  - Full Squad Camp #5, (two days) Camp Fee $500    
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Oct  Location: TBC
Payment Due Date:  Wednesday 5 September 2019   
10. December 2019 - Full Squad Camp #6, (three days) Camp Fee $500    
   Friday 20 - Sun 21 Dec  Location: TBC
Payment Due Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019     
11. Budget Estimate of Costs for tour and U19 World Championship;                
Flights                                                                                                                                                                     
Travel Insurance                               
Accommodation
Ground transport
Meals
Player Entry Fees
Team Apparel   
Team Equipment                                                                                 
Team Incidentals                              
                            per player $8000 approximate
Please Note: Fundraising will reduce this cost.
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PAYMENTS
For all payments to the U19 Australian Men’s Team Program;
Bank Details;                     
Commonwealth Bank
Australian Lacrosse Association
Account Name: U19 Men’s
BSB Number:                    . 065114
Account Number:            1024 4926
Reference:                         Your Surname & First Name
(if you do not list your name for reference, your payment cannot be confirmed)
APPLICANTS
On receipt of your;
On-Line Application Form,
payment of $500 Application/Squad Fee,
and photos of ID docs,
your Application will be COMPLETED and CONFIRMED.
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ONGOING COSTS
There will be a cost to each Squad member for Squad Camps and State Based Training.
Please Note: At times, there may be an additional cost for entry to sessions at commercial gyms.
The cost of Squad Camps will be advised as early as possible and all effort will be made to keep costs as low as possible.
The expected Squad Camp costs are between $500 - $600 per Camp.
If you require further information or detail, please email to;
highperformance@lacrosse.com.au
COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS
Squad Members must have and maintain their own email address.
Changes of email addresses must be notified to ALA Director of HP and Team Personnel, as early as possible after a change of email address.
Parent/s of Squad Members under the age of 18 years, will be copied on all emails from ALA and U19 Team Personnel (HC, Manager etc).
U19 Squad Members must sign up and follow the Team Public Facebook Page; and the Squad Private Facebook Group.
All ‘instant’ types of updates will be communicated via the Squad Private Facebook Group.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible for 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team you must satisfy the following requirements:
1.  Australian Passport Holder; or
2.  Meet the criteria for a Non-Passport Holder.                                                 (see HPPP ALA Eligibility 4.1.2.2, below)
3.  U19 as at 31 August 2019; (ie. maximum age of 18 as at 31 Aug 2019)
Minimum Age: Must be 16 years of age as at Wednesday 8 July 2020 (the day before the competition)
 (FIL & APLU Men, minimum age eligibility)
4.  Must be a Registered and Financial Member of ALA or an affiliated association (LWA, LSA. LVic, QLA, NSWL, LTas)
5.  Agree to requirements of the ALA Player Agreement. Players must agree to comply with the ALA High Performance Program Policy HPPP, ALA Code of Conduct, ALA Member Protection Policy MPP and ALA Anti-Doping Policy ADP (as covered under ASADA and WADA policy/s).
6.  Must complete the On-line Application, with payment of the applicable Fee.
7.  Overseas Residents, please refer to the following;
ALA High Performance Program Policy, 4.1 ALA Eligibility 
4 SQUAD/TEAM
4.1 ALA Eligibility and Nationality – Australian Squad/Team – Men and Women
4.1.1     Players residing in Australia, must; be a registered financial member of an ALA Member Association/Club. 
Players residing/studying overseas must; be a registered financial member of ALA, either with A Member Association/Club or directly with ALA. 
4.1.2     A player must be a Passport Holder, or be eligible as a Non-Passport Holder.
4.1.2.1   A ‘Passport’ Holder’ is defined as a person holding an Australian passport as obtained by birth or by naturalisation and who has fulfilled the conditions of eligibility according to the internal regulations of ALA. 
4.1.2.2  A ‘Non-Passport Holder’ is defined as a player who, in addition to fulfilling the conditions of eligibility of the internal regulations of ALA, meets at least one (1) of the conditions below:
a)   Parents: One or both birth parents, adoptive parents or step-parents born in Australia.
b)   Grandparents: One or more birth or adoptive grandparents born in Australia.
Note: Step-Grand Parents are not acceptable as a condition of eligibility.
c)   Marriage: Partner/spouse being a passport holder of Australia, with the qualification that the couple must be resident in Australia.
Guidance:     i) In the event of death of the partner /spouse this would not prevent the individual from qualifying by this criterion.
                          ii) Divorce from the partner /spouse would disqualify the individual from qualifying by this criterion.
                          iii) This criterion relates to a marriage or partnership which has been validated by a jurisdiction in Australia.
d)  Residence: Minimum of a two-year residency period in Australia within the last five(5) years is required. (see FIL Eligibility 4.5 for proof of residency)
Guidance:     This does not necessarily have to be a continuous period but a cumulative Total period of two (2) years over the previous five (5) years.
4.1.3     Age Requirements – Women
4.1.4.1  Age Requirements – Men
To be eligible to play in a FIL World Event, a player must be at least 16 years of age as of the day prior to start of the event (Opening Ceremony).
4.1.5     FIL International Transfer Card (ITC) - FIL Women’s Events
4.1.6     For FIL events, a player must also -
              Be eligible for FIL events, (see FIL Eligibility Policy).  Including, eligible by age for aged events.
Men   https://filacrosse.com/wp-content/downloads/men/Competition/FIL_Men's_Eligibility_Criteria___July_2017.pdf
Parent / Legal Guardian                                                                                                                           If you are under the age of 18 years
One of your Parents or your Legal Guardian, must be with you to complete the, Parent/Legal Guardian Consent, of your on-line application.
PARENT / LEGAL GUARDIAN CONSENT – Applicants under the age of 18 years.
Must have the consent of a parent / legal guardian.
In addition, Parents / Legal Guardians must also agree to abide by the; Parent/Guardian - Code of Behaviour, with regard to conduct during any activity of the 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team program.
Parent/Guardian - Code of Behaviour
1. If your son shows interest to develop as a high performance athlete for selection in a representative team, encourage them to participate in the squad.
However, if your son is not willing to participate in high performance training, do not force them. Remember, most teenagers are involved in organised activity for their enjoyment, not yours.
2. Focus upon your son’s effort for performance rather than the overall outcomes or comparisons to other squad members.
This will help your son to establish realistic goals related to his own ability, by reducing the emphasis of selection in the final team.
3. Reinforce to your son, that an honest effort is just as important as a victory, so the result of each squad selection point is accepted without undue disappointment.
4. Encourage your son to always play according to the rules.
5. Never ridicule or yell at a son for making a mistake or losing a game.
6. Remember that children and teenagers learn best from example. Applaud good play of all players.
7. If you disagree with a coach or referee, raise the issue through the appropriate channel, rather than question their judgement or integrity in public.
8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
9. Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer administrators, coaches and referees. They give up their time and resources to provide high performance training opportunities for players and deserve your support.
10. Be a model of good sports behaviour for children and teenagers to copy.
11. Be courteous in communication with administrators, coaches, players and referees. Teach your son to do likewise.
12. Do not interfere with the progress and/or conduct of a game.
13. Refrain from gossip and rumour, as this behaviour can be extremely damaging to squad/team harmony and morale.
MEDICAL INFORMATION
A full background of medical and injury history is required.
Medical Information Forms will be emailed to you.
ON-LINE APPLICATION LINK
On-Line Application Due Date: Friday 28 Sept 2018
Link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LZ9J5MW
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please email; highperformance@lacrosse.com.au 
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HEAD COACH - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications are invited for the position of Head Coach for the 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team.

The Head Coach will play a key role of the program, for athlete and team preparation to compete at the; 2020 FIL U19 Men’s World Championship, to be held in Limerick Ireland, Thursday 9 – Saturday 18 July 2020. 

The challenge includes coordinating the arrangements for both the squad and team phases, including camps, competitions and tour/s.

If you have a proven background of Coaching positions, with young athletes of high level teams and a passion to lead this program, your application is welcomed.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Applications to be submitted electronically to:                                                                    ALA, Director of Administration        administration@lacrosse.com.au

 Applications to include;

  • Letter of Introduction, Coaching Philosophy’s and Aims;
  • CV, lacrosse positions and employment;
  • Operational Plan aligned to ALA Preparation Calendar;
  • And must address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

*For the Position Description, 'click here'

Applications Close:      Friday 22 September 2018     by Close of Business.      

Interview Timelines:       September 2018                                                                 Appointment:                  Sept/Oct 2018

 Please Note:      All applications will be acknowledged.                                                                                   All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

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  • Bench Coordinator:
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  • Manager: 
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  • Physiotherapist: 
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