Following Wales success in winning the British National Championship Plate competition Head Coach Dan Funnell announced his initial training squad for the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships to be held in Denver, USA 10 – 19 July 2014.
Coach Funnell, who has recruited former Wales keeper Simon Jones to join Martin Jackson as part of the coaching set up, said: “The initial squad is performance based, our team work, during the BNCs, got better and better and the performance in the Plate final beating South Development 12 – 1 was outstanding”
He went on to say “The squad is a good mix of the 2010 and 2012 World and European teams spiced up with the crop of our Under 19 programme to keep the boys on their toes. We’re expecting to add to the squad at the next couple of training camps as injuries and university exams have prevented some players from being available”
Squad: Casey Hughes (Cardiff Quins), Cameron Chaundy (Norbury), Peter Llewellyn ( Manchester University), James Richardson (Cardiff Quins); Chris Bishop (Hitchin), David Copple (Purley,), Marc Cork, (Wilmslow/Cardiff Quins), Rhodri Evans, Andy Hopkins (both Sheffield Steelers), Glyn Johnson (Poynton), Jason Jones (Wilmslow), William Lucas (Poynton), Steve Parkinson (Timperley), Matt Parkes (Bristol); Alan Croft (Cardiff Quins), Matt Davies (Swansea Hawks), Adam Fadle (Timperley), Adam Grey (Cardiff Quins), David Howie (Walcountian Blues), Myles Johnstone (Poynton), Jon Mills and Rhodri Stanford (both Hitchin), Eddie Owen (Manchester Wacs), Ryan Walker (East Grinstead); Eoin Dunne and Jonny Harry (both Hitchin), Rob Hopkins (Sheffield Steelers), Steven Mcdermott (Hitchin), Jack Murray and Paul Simpson (both Brooklands).
Congratulations to Wales Mens Team on winning the Plate Competition at the British National Championships (BNCs) this year.
The BNCs were held at Wilmslow Lacrosse Club, Manchester 4 & 5 May 2013. 12 sides completed including a Wales Mens Team. Wales finished 7th of Day 1 and came through the Plate competition beating English Universities 10-3 in the in the semi-final and South Development 21 -1 in the final.
A luncheon to celebrate 100 years since the first women's lacrosse international match was held at Richmond Athletics Ground in London on the 27th April 2013. The venue was chosen because it was the site of the original matches in April 2013 - Wales played Scotland on Friday with England's matches against Wales and Scotland held over the weekend.
Players and officials from past and present and from across Great Britain attended the event with guest of honour HRH The Princess Royal. As Patron of the English Lacrosse Association, HRH The Princess Royal was greeted initially by the England Lacrosse President, Clare Stoot and WPC Chair, Sallie Barker. She then met various representatives from the lacrosse world with Mary McKnight introducing Margaret Turner, Judy Nairn, Jo Elder and Ros Lloyd Rout from the Welsh Lacrosse Association. HRH The Princess Royal delivered a short address before lunch was served.