Lacrosse's influence on elite sportspeople continues
Lacrosse's influence on athletes extends beyond the lacrosse field
Portside Messenger Community Newspaper, Wed 2 April 2014
Bradman Medal Winner, Jake Brown on his late father’s influence on him as a sportsman.
“Growing up, the Kensington District Cricket Club captain’s personal practice sessions usually featured his dad Phil throwing balls at him with a lacrosse stick.”
“I’d be padded up and he’d throw a cricket ball at a pretty good pace at me,” says Brown. “It was like having your own personal bowling machine.”
Phil, a former national level lacrosse player, died from a stroke in October 2012. Brown, says his dad has been instrumental to his cricket success, along with his mum Lynda and his Kensington club mates.
“Dad was the man that used to throw a lacrosse stick at me in the nets, take me out to the games and was always there supporting me.”