Quick Stix Lacrosse – Catch & Throw, give Lacrosse a go!
The Australian Lacrosse Association’s Quick Stix program is a free-flowing form of lacrosse for students to start learning the game. It is simple to teach and learn, and a perfect sport for both primary and secondary school children.
• Enjoy a fun environment in which to learn the game of lacrosse
• Lacrosse combines hand-eye coordination and quick decision making
• Enjoy the positive social experience that team sports provide
• Join a pathway which can transition children into club-based competitive lacrosse at youth level
• Be introduced to one of the fastest growing international sports that is played in over 60 countries world-wide.
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Officiating Women’s Lacrosse – Australian Lacrosse Association
ALA women’s field lacrosse exam
ALA is currently recruiting new field lacrosse officials. If you think that you have what it takes, why not take take the test? We recommend that you read through the International Women’s Lacrosse Rules first and the ALA Womens Rule Variations.
WL Women’s Rules Clarification
ALA Women’s Rule Variations
Women Quick Stix Start Video
New York, NY – The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced the selection of the following On Field and Off Field Officials for the FIL 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Canada from 1 – 10 August 2019.
ALA Officials selected for the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship
Tammy Varga (SA), Kellie Morley (WA), Amy Basile (Vic), Natalie Owens (SA)
Jan Jackson (Vic), Kristine Palmer (Vic), Martin Kiploks (SA), Suzanne Kirkby (WA)
Don Blacklock, Technical Director for the FIL added, “Congratulations to all of the officials selected to participate at the largest ever U19 Women’s World Championship.
As FIL continues to expand its membership, the number of umpires and technical delegates who are qualified to officiate in our events will continue to grow and develop.
Our goal is that we provide the very best officials for each FIL competition and that each official will return to their country with some new or additional techniques and skills for teaching others the rules and nuances of umpiring women’s lacrosse.”
Everything you need to know about becoming a Women’s Lacrosse Umpire – Tammy Varga
women’s official pathway
The ALA is committed to facilitating the ongoing development of officials. Please see outline for the pathway for women’s lacrosse officials – Click here
Legal sticks and pockets
All sticks and pockets used in National events (Senior, U18 and U15) MUST be FIL approved. It is also strongly recommended that Member Associations endorse FIL approved sticks only in junior competition U15 and above and all senior competition.
An updated list of FIL women’s approved crosses and pockets can be found at: Approved Women’s Crosses.
Burnside Lacrosse Club
The History of Lacrosse
Lacrosse is one of the oldest sports in North America. The game’s roots can be traced back to Native American religion, where lacrosse, or Baggataway, as named by the native Indians, was often played to resolve conflicts, heal sick people, and develop virile, strong men to be warriors. To Native Americans, lacrosse is still referred to as “The Creator’s Game.” Lacrosse was used by many tribes as training for war, with the Cherokee referring to the game as “little brother of war”. These early games consisted of hundreds (and records of thousands) of players, with goals (being an object) being miles apart. These games were sometimes played over a whole, or even a number of days. The French explorers were reportedly the first Europeans to witness the sport, believing the sticks used resembled a Bishop’s Crozier, or “La Crosse” in French. There are contradicting reports that the name was derived from a field hockey game the French played, call “jeu de la crosse”.
Lacrosse in Australia
Lacrosse was first introduced to Australia in 1876, when Canadian Lambton L Mount imported 40 lacrosse sticks from Canada, for the creation of the Melbourne Lacrosse Club. The first practice match was played in June 1876 at Albert Park, by players from the Melbourne club. Games continued to be played between the “Reds” and the “Blues” between 1877 and 1878 and by 1879, four clubs existed in Melbourne. From these beginnings, Men’s lacrosse spread around the country. Women’s Lacrosse was first established in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1936 with the formation of two teams Williamstown and YWCA/Melbourne University, with the Victorian Women’s Lacrosse Association (VWLA), now known as Women’s Lacrosse Victoria, being formed in the same year, with Miss Rawlins(pioneer of the sport) as President, and Mrs Joy Parker (nee Newhouse) as Secretary. In 1939 the VWLA became affiliated with the All England Women’s Lacrosse Association, and the following year with the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association (USWLA). The first ‘international’ match was played at Melbourne University in 1938, against visiting American hockey players who also played lacrosse. By late 1940 Australia was deeply involved in the Second World War, and lacrosse sticks were put aside. The sport did not reform until 1962. It was in this year that Mrs Shaw, placed an advertisement in an Adelaide paper calling for women interested in playing lacrosse.
The prospect of interstate competition was the impetus needed, and the South Australian Women’s Lacrosse Association (SAWLA) was formed, along with the Victorian Association re-forming. Following the first interstate match in August 1963 between SA and Victoria (in Adelaide), which saw Victoria take the honour as winners, the Australian Women’s Lacrosse Council (AWLC) was formed, now known as Women’s Lacrosse Australia (WLA). Joy Parker became the first President, and went on to become the first Patron and Life Member of both the VWLA and the AWLC. Word drifted across to Western Australia and in 1965, the Western Australian Women’s Lacrosse Association (now known as Lacrosse West) was formed. In this year the first Senior Women’s National Championship was held. The AWLC gradually developed, and by 1975 the game had spread to the island state of Tasmania, where the Tasmania Amateur Lacrosse Association formed (now known as Lacrosse Tasmania). In 1995, New South Wales Lacrosse Inc became the most recent State to join WLA. Lacrosse is now also beginning in Queensland.
Men’s Lacrosse was formed in South Australia in 1883, with the Adelaide Lacrosse Club. The sport grew quickly, and by 1887 the Adelaide Lacrosse Club had been joined by North Adelaide Lacrosse Club, Noarlunga Lacrosse Club and Knightsbridge Lacrosse Club (based in Leabrook and the father of the Burnside Lacrosse Club). In 1888, the governing body, South Australian Lacrosse Association was formed. Clubs were soon established across the state, including Port Augusta, Port Germein, Jamestown and Riverton.
Pre war, lacrosse was one of the most popular sports in the country, unfortunately (for lacrosse) with the rise of Australian Rules Football, the sport of lacrosse in Australia has declined. Senior national championships have been held since 1978, with South Australia reigning supreme, being undefeated for the first 12 years of the competition, before a monumental defeat by Victoria.
Burnside Lacrosse Club
The Knightsbridge Lacrosse Club, based in Leabrook, moved to the Eastern suburb of Linden Park in 1952 and was renamed the Burnside Lacrosse Club and commenced as a men’s lacrosse club, in the Burnside Council District.
Was one of several people who helped form the Burnside Lacrosse Club along with Carl Schulz, Ray Cathie and others from the East Torrens Lacrosse Club in 1952.
In spite of a problem with his left hip, which was with him from the tender age of seven, Alby was constantly involved in his principle sport of lacrosse. Alby had a 20 year playing career with East Torrens from 1928 to 1948; substantial considering the problem he had with his hip. Alby gave incalculable service to “his club” in administration from 1941 to the mid 1980’s in such capacities as Treasurer, Secretary, and Chairman. Vice-Chairman, Vice-President and President. Alby was a delegate to the S.A.L.A. from 1943 to 1950. Manager of the S.A.L.A. State team in 1947 and again in 1949. Chairman of the Junior and New Teams Committee in 1960. Elected as a Life Membership of East Torrens 1928 to 1992, 64 years of meritorious service. Alby received an ALC Certificate of Merit in 1961. Alby was respected by all as a man of courage who fought manfully against his illness. He wasn’t the sort of man to “beat about the bush”; he called a spade a spade and appreciated similar directness and honesty in his dealings with others.
A trophy has been struck to perpetuate the Memory of Thomas Harold (Alby) Fewster and a commemoration game is held each year during the first minor round game between the East Torrens and Burnside Lacrosse Clubs and is played at the home ground of the previous years winner.
Burnside – Chadstone Lacrosse Clubs
Burnside Lacrosse Club and our Victorian Sister club Chadstone Lacrosse Club have enjoyed an ongoing annual inter-club weekend and games which is one of the longest in Australian Sporting History. Accurate history on this relationship is currently being compiled and will be included soon.
Sarah Forbes, Australian Lacrosse Legend, To Join Maryland Hall Of Fame
When I was playing lacrosse and coaching for the Wembley Lacrosse Club in Perth, Australia, I got the chance to meet Sarah Forbes a couple of times, as she was starring for Wembley’s women’s team, the Waves. I remember her being incredibly nice, and someone who truly loved the game of lacrosse.
I had heard about her dominance and skill before I ever saw her play, but when I did finally catch her in a game, I remember being extremely impressed. And I’m pretty sure she was recovering from an injury back then as well… needless to say, Sarah Forbes is a seriously amazing women’s lacrosse player.
Forbes, in the middle, is flanked by fellow WA National Team members.
So when we got the news that Forbes was being inducted into the University of Maryland’s Hall of Fame, we were understandably excited! Forbes graduated from UMd in 1997 and studied Marine Biology. Sarah was a 4-year starter and three time All-American. While at UMd, Forbes was on three national championship teams, and one national runner-up team (WOW!), and was named the national offensive player of the year AND female ACC athlete of the year as a Senior.
If there is a Terp athlete that deserves this honor more than Sarah Forbes, we’d love to hear about it!
However, Maryland wasn’t the end for Forbes, and she’s still going strong now in the sport. In 2001, 2005 and 2009, Forbes was named to the Aussie National Team as a player and captain, and in 2005 the Aussies took the title, and Forbes was named MVP alongside making the World Team. Currently, Sarah plays and coaches for Wembley, the Western Australia State Team, and the National Team.
Forbes will be inducted into the Maryland Hall of Fame alongside fellow Australian National Team member, Jen Adams, on October 5th, 2012 at the Riggs Athletic Center. Thanks to Shendelle Oliver for sending over some information, and best of luck to Sarah and the WA women in the Australian National Championships in Perth this coming October.
If YOU might be interested in playing some lacrosse Down Under, we HIGHLY recommend getting in contact with the Wembley Lacrosse Club. Check out their Membership page at the bottom for more information on how you might able to live the dream for a season of Australian Lacrosse.
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Lacrosse Practice Equipment For Home And Club Use
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Whilst the Professional Lacrosse Goals are manufactured to meet NCAA regulations, making them ideal for field lacrosse in schools, colleges and at a professional club level too. As extremely robust and reliable lacrosse goals, the frame is 2 inches thick and powder coated in the traditional orange colour, giving you professional quality without the hefty price tag! The superior netting, which comes included as standard, is an impressive 3/16in thick and has a 1 5/8in mesh size to ensure the net stands the test of time.
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If you’re looking for the best lacrosse practice equipment, then you’ve come to the right place. Net World Sports has a vast range of Lacrosse training aids to keep your squad in their best shape all year round. From essential coaching accessories like water bottles, tactics boards and referees whistles to specialist practice equipment like target sheets, rebound nets, training hurdles and slalom poles for Lacrosse training drills designed to work on specific skills.
Lacrosse goal target sheets are an essential piece of training kit too, they attach to the front of a regulation size lacrosse goal using the included elastic ties which are quick and simple to secure in place on the goal frame. The target sheet helps to practice those vital shooting skills using the goalie’s weak zones, including precise low corner shots, and fast paced top corner shots. They can be used when practicing alone, as a team or when competing with friends.
Whilst Lacrosse Rebound Nets come in a variety of shapes and sizes to improve your reaction time, passing and catching skills. Whether you are practising alone in the backyard or coaching training sessions for your collegiate team, rebound nets add an element of fun to practice and can be used by players of all abilities. Choose from single sided and double sided lacrosse rebound nets plus compact 3ft square models and tall 8ft high nets.
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History of Lacrosse in Victoria
Mens Lacrosse in Victoria
The pioneer of lacrosse in Australia was a Canadian, Lambton L. Mount. He came to the Victorian goldfields as a fourteen year old with his family in 1853 but it was not until 1875 that he was moved to revive his early boyhood memories of lacrosse. After watching the football final between Carlton and Melbourne in that year it occurred to him that lacrosse was a superior game.
In April of 1876 Mount wrote to the Australasian Newspaper to announce that he was arranging to import forty lacrosse sticks from Canada and intended to start lacrosse and establish the Melbourne Lacrosse Club. He succeeded and the first practice match of this club took place on 22nd June 1876 between 15-20 players at Albert Park. The Melbourne club continued to promote the sport and arranged matches between the “Reds” and “Blues” in Albert Park during 1877-78. By 1879, four clubs had been formed with some 120 players. These four clubs – Melbourne, Fitzroy, South Melbourne and Carlton formed the Victorian Lacrosse Association in July 1879 for the purpose of coordinating matches. His Excellency, the Governor of Victoria The Most Hon G.A.C. Phipps, was the inaugural Patron.
The History of Men’s Lacrosse in Victoria is a fascinating read, and can be downloaded here. This book follows the progress of men’s lacrosse in Victoria from 1876 until 1994.
Womens Lacrosse in Victoria
The Victorian Women’s Amateur Lacrosse Association was formed in 1936. The Association comprised two teams, Williamstown and the YWCA and the first coaching session saw 30 girls in attendance. The inaugural President was an English woman, Miss Nell Rawlins, who played with the YWCA. Her Secretary was Miss Joy Newhouse, who later became Joy Parker, the first patron and Life Member of both the Women’s Lacrosse Victoria – WLV (formerly the Victorian Women’s Lacrosse Association) and Women’s Lacrosse Australia – WLA (formerly the Australian Women’s Lacrosse Council).
As a result of the Second World War, the Association went into recession at the conclusion of the 1940 season. This was a pity because at the time, teams from both PLC and Melbourne University (physical education department) were both ready to enter the competition.
Although the War finished in 1945, for various reasons, the competition did not resume until 1962. It was Mrs Joy Parker who provided the impetus to re-establish the game of women’s lacrosse in Victoria with the final push coming from Mal Taylor of the Williamstown Lacrosse Club. Three clubs were formed, Williamstown (two teams), Footscray and Malvern. Mrs Parker was President in this year and Mr and Mrs M. Titter donated the ‘Fearon Cup’ as the perpetual trophy for competition between Victorian clubs. The trophy was named after Captain James Fearon of Williamstown, who was renowned as a staunch and liberal supporter of lacrosse.
Matches commenced on Sunday afternoon 29th April 1962 at 1.30pm at Albert Park and teams comprised 8 players. The first official match of the Association was played at Lauriston Girls School in Malvern.
Women’s Lacrosse: Australia’s Senior National Championship
By Megan Mulcahy
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all rugby and cricket in Australia. Lacrosse is alive and well in the land Down Under. And while certainly not as prevalent as those staple sports, once on the sideline of a senior level match-up one might even say lacrosse is thriving here.
Most recently, Aussie lacrosse dedication and skill were on display at the Senior Women’s National Championship 2009, hosted by Lacrosse Victoria just outside the city of Melbourne. I was there to check out all the action and get a little inside scoop on lax in Oz.
When I moved to Sydney in February to try life Down Under for a while, one of my first goals was to find a lacrosse team. To my delight, New South Wales Lacrosse (NSW is the state Sydney is in) was almost a carbon copy of the Wahine club I played with in Hawaii for the last few years: Sunday morning casual games in the park, usually about 7-v-7, very friendly and laid back.
After a few Sundays, I came to find out there were, in fact, a few small differences. For instance, most of the players were on the official state team of NSW, getting ready to play in the national tournament. Not to mention, I was sharing the field with a few national team players. As in, reigning World Cup champions. As someone who picked up her first women’s lacrosse stick three years ago, it’s pretty cool to play with a country’s best. And with no plans for the long Easter weekend Good Friday and Easter Monday are both national holidays here I decided I’d travel to Melbourne to cheer on my new friends and see what it was all about.
Although only four teams were competing in the national championship, there was no shortage of intensity and skill on the field. Victoria and South Australia (SA) are the powerhouses think the Baltimore and Long Island of Australia. Of the 46 Senior Women’s National Championships that have taken place since 1962, these two teams have combined to win 43.
New South Wales and Western Australia (WA) rounded out the states represented this year; Queensland is more focused on youth development while Tasmania doesn’t have the numbers.
The Senior Women’s National Championship was the first event held under the new national structure of lacrosse: the men’s and women’s lacrosse factions recently joined to form the Australian Lacrosse Association (ALA). With the continuing invaluable support and recognition from the Australian Sports Commission, and measureless volunteer hours and effort, the ALA governs 5,000 players nationwide. As I was about the witness, some of the best of those 5,000 were right in front of me.
There were a handful of national team players representing their states in this tournament the only ones missing were those on scholarship in the U.S., a little busy with the NCAA season at the moment. It’s one of the coolest parts of lacrosse in Oz like everything else in the country, I’m finding, things are equal parts casual and serious.
These girls can kick around with the likes of me on Sundays; meanwhile they’re gearing up to face the world in Prague this summer to defend their title. This tournament was the same. With only four teams, they play in a round-robin format, with a semi-final round and finally the third-place and championship games. But that didn’t detract from the fierce competition there were yellow cards flying all over the place and how badly these women wanted to win.
The first game of the tournament looked to be a foreshadow of the last: Victoria vs South Australia. The game started out evenly, the teams trading goals to a 4-4 tie. Then Victoria broke open the game with a coast-to-coast goal by national player Stacey Morlang, and they took a 10-5 halftime lead. SA won the second half, but it wasn’t enough and the game ended in a Victoria victory, 15-12.
Next up: NSW and WA. NSW dominated in the high-scoring first half, going into the break on top 14-8. WA came out strong in the second half, scoring nine goals, but NSW held them off to win it, 20-17.
Having gotten their own game out of the way, it was the Victoria and SA show on day two of competition. Victoria defeated WA, 20-1, then NSW, 18-2. SA, led by national players Courtney Inge, Cassandra Cursaro, Melissa Williams and Tess McLeod, won their two games with almost identical scores, beating NSW, 17-6, and WA, 16-6.
In the semifinal round, Victoria held WA to one goal again, winning 19-1, while NSW fell to SA, 21-8.
I found the sidelines similar to any lax event in the U.S. Certainly a much smaller crowd; there were perhaps 150 people at the championship game. But it’s a family sport here too, and the kids were all walking around with their own sticks and the adults were drinking beer as they watched their daughters, sisters, girlfriends and friends kill it on the field.
There was even a real life Buddy Garrity this guy looked just like him, talked to anyone and everyone and found his way into team huddles. (If you don’t know who Buddy Garrity is, I urge you to Netflix the first season of Friday Night Lights. Immediately.)
On the final day of competition, New South Wales and Western Australia met to fight for bronze. WA kicked off the game with two quick goals, but NSW answered with a strong clear to New Zealand national player Lisa Beagley who took it all the way in for the score. Both teams looked sharper than in their first match three days earlier, with NSW moving the ball downfield swiftly and WA hitting their passes and shots. They went into the break all tied up at 8. WA again struck first out of the gates. But with NSW’s Erin Wiringi and national rep Meg Barnet playing solid defense against WA’s offensive duo of Sarah Forbes and Tegan Brown (both national players), and game MVP Alisa Stott finishing with six goals to her credit, NSW claimed the medal with a 15-11 win.
Although the championship did end up as a rematch of the first game of the tournament, nothing ups the ante like a national title, and this game didn’t disappoint. SA opened the game strong, winning the draw and maintaining possession for the first two minutes of play. But as soon as defending champions Victoria got the ball, they found the back of the net. SA answered right back, only to fall behind again on a textbook 3-v-2 fastbreak by Victoria. But that would be the last time SA trailed in the first half; strong draws coupled with Victoria’s off-target shooting led SA to take a convincing 7-3 lead into halftime.
Victoria came out blazing, scoring the first three goals of the half one on an empty net after the SA goalie got a yellow card. SA stayed in the game, though, never trailing and ahead by two with two minutes remaining. In fact, when they scored to go up 9-7, the local woman next to me declared, Quote me: It’s over.
But when a push was called on SA during their own clear when all they needed to do was hold onto the ball Victoria tied it up 9-9 with 1:10 left. The crowd was buzzing and on its feet. After a minute of battle that seemed to be in slo mo, Victoria’s Hayley Sofarnos buried a shot with 12 seconds left on the clock, giving her team their first lead since early in the game but the only the one that mattered, allowing Victoria to hold onto their title with a 10-9 victory.
It was a weekend of stellar lacrosse in Australia, and I have no doubt the Australia team will be the one to beat at the World Cup in Prague in June. Certainly no one can question how badly these ladies want it: with little sponsorship, each player is responsible for the $10-12,000 to get herself there. As a temporary resident, and having played with and watched these athletes in action, I’ll be cheering them on.
Want to take a lacrosse trip with your team Down Under? The Southern Cross Tournament is held in January and the Down Under Cup in June. Find more information about these tournaments and more at www.Lacrosse.com.au. Or if you feel like skipping town to bum around this part of the world for a while, bring your stick they’re as friendly as you’ve heard down here, and always welcome a new teammate.
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The pioneer of lacrosse in Victoria (and Australia in general) was the Canadian Lambton L. Mount.  He came to the Victorian goldfields as a fourteen-year-old boy with his family in 1853, but it was not until 1875 that he was moved to revive his early childhood memories of lacrosse. After watching the football final between Carlton and Melbourne that year, it occurred to him that lacrosse was an excellent game.
In April 1876, Mount wrote to an Australian newspaper to announce that he was organizing the import of forty lacrosse sticks from Canada and intended to start a lacrosse business and found the Melbourne Lacrosse Club. He succeeded, and the first training match of this club took place on June 22, 1876 between 15-20 players in Albert Park. The Melbourne Club continued to promote the sport and organized matches between the reds and blues at Albert Park in 1877-78. By 1879, four clubs were formed with approximately 120 players.These four clubs, Melbourne, Fitzroy, South Melbourne and Carlton, formed the Victorian Lacrosse Association in July 1879 to coordinate matches. His Excellency Governor of Victoria The Honorable GAC Phipps was the first patron.
University of Adelaide Lacrosse Club, Premier’s Team 1896
Lacrosse began in South Australia with the formation of the Adelaide Lacrosse Club on Friday 6 April 1883 at the Prince Alfred Hotel.   Training was conducted by the club in South Park.By 1887 in North Adelaide (which still exist today), Noarlunga and Knightsbridge (located in what is now Leabrook) had joined the Adelaide to play regular games in the city and the South Australia Lacrosse Association (now Lacrosse SA) was formed in 1888 by the Nobel Prize victories of Professor Bragg, founding member of the North Adelaide Club established the university in 1889. 
Soon, lacrosse spread throughout the young province, and the game became popular in the small town of Adelaide and in provincial cities, where a large number of people were recorded at the racetrack competitions . ..Teams were formed at Port Peary, Jamestown, Port Augusta, Port Germein, Gawler, Kapunda, Angaston, Riverton, and Murray Bridge.
The introduction of lacrosse into Western Australia was an indirect consequence of the discovery of gold in the Eastern mines. Perth was the main gateway to the gold mines as well as the commercial center of Western Australia. The city’s population tripled from 8,447 in 1891 to 27,553 ten years later. Sea Atkins, co-owner of a sports store on Barack Street, spearheaded the creation of lacrosse in Perth.On May 15, 1896, The Inquirer and Commercial News reported that a sports store was selling lacrosse clubs, and Atkins contacted two newly arrived lacrosse players from the Eastern states, Fred Parsons and Fred Wingrove. At a meeting held at the United Service Hotel and convened by Atkins, lacrosse pioneers Parsons & Wingrove helped form two clubs, Perth and Fremantle, in 1896. Two more clubs, Mercantile (based on a warehouse) and Cottesloe (later Banks) were formed in 1897. The official competition began in 1898 when Mercantile won the first place as prime minister that year.
The first report of a lacrosse game in East Goldfields occurred in May 1898 when teams called Kalgoorlie and Mines (whose home was Boulder) met. In 1899, the Coastal team visited Goldfields, where local devotee Arthur O’Connor practiced the sport — mostly from Coolgardy. This exhibition game became a regular feature of the Western Australian sports calendar until 1914, when a downturn in the gold mining industry and the outbreak of World War I marked the end of the Goldfields Eastern Lacrosse Association.After the Great Depression of the early 1930s, the Goldfields Eastern Lacrosse Association was re-established in 1935 and continued for four more years when World War II forced people to join it. Later attempts to revive the game after the war have failed. 
Queensland Team v. New South Wales; Sydney Cricket Ground, c. 1930
The Brisbane Lacrosse Club was formed following a meeting at the YMCA on Monday 2 May 1887. , and after the formation of the club in Ipswich and the inevitable formation of one in South Brisbane, the Queensland Lacrosse Union was formed following a meeting at the Lennon Hotel on Tuesday 14 February 1888.  In 1888, the Savage Lacrosse Club held its annual smoke meeting.  There are photographic records of interstate teams in 1889, 1904, 1905 and 1906. In July and August 1906, two interstate games were played against Victoria, the first game won by Victoria 16–12.In the second game, Queensland defeated Victoria 15–6.
In 1903 a club was formed in Rockhampton.  In 1907, there were various lacrosse clubs in the Brisbane metropolitan area. Photos from 1907 show the names of the clubs Ottawa, Mohican, Delaware, Buffalo, Iroquois, Toombul and Wallaru. In 1908 an association was formed in Toowoomba,  with local competition running for several years.
The Kalinga Park sports grounds were opened in 1910 with the support of local sports clubs, including the Kalinga Lacrosse Club.  By the 1920s, lacrosse was played in Norman Park after being promoted by the Wilson family known as the Waratah Foundry.
The Nudgee Lacrosse Club also had a field on the Nudgee Boorah Ring in the 1920s and 1930s.
Despite this early success, lacrosse in Queensland grew into a small group of enthusiasts after World War II. By the 1980s, all existing lacrosse clubs were gone. During the 1990s and 2000s (decade), lacrosse was occasionally played in the Brisbane, Surfers Paradise and Townsville areas.The Queensland Lacrosse Association operated with the support of Victorian expatriates and local enthusiasts.
Recent efforts by the Queensland Lacrosse Association have resulted in the creation of new lacrosse clubs in Brisbane (2009), Gold Coast (2011), Toowoomba (2011) and Sunshine Coast (2012). In addition, student clubs were established on the campuses of James Cook University in Cairns (2013) and Townsville (2014), as well as at the University of Queensland in Brisbane in 2016.
Lacrosse was introduced to New South Wales (NSW) on July 19, 1883, after a meeting of gentlemen at the Cambridge Club Hotel in Rumford led to the formation of the Sydney Lacrosse Club.  Manly Daily  records that a local lacrosse club won their 1930 season. Other early lacrosse clubs included Burwood District, Balmain, Camden, Granville, Marrickville, Mohican, Mosman, Newtown, North Sydney, Petersham, Stanmore, St Stephen’s Institute, University, Waverley, and Wentworth.    Lacrosse games were played at Sydney Cricket Stadium in the 1930s;  during the same period there was a group of the state of New South Wales.  This sport was strong enough for a Canadian team from Vancouver to tour Sydney in 1934.  lacrosse was also played in Gleb before World War II.  Sydney Lacrosse at the beginning of the period included Division A and B, and the Lassetter Cup was held. 
In 1909 there was a Broken Hill Lacrosse Association, which included the YMCA lacrosse club. 
Lacrosse was revived in New South Wales in the early 1990s by a small, dedicated group of men and women.It was originally a mixed lacrosse game in Neutral Bay. The men’s team successfully competed at the Paradise Lacrosse Tournament on the Gold Coast called “Basically Naked”. The junior lacrosse started out as a pilot in Gordon with the involvement of two development staff, resulting in up to 60 juniors playing modified lacrosse, some of whom went on to play the full game. With the addition of a development specialist at Sydney-based Lacrosse Australia, there is hope that the junior and senior games will be a success.Teams / clubs have been established in Pennant Hills, Concord, Woollahra, Mosman and Sutherland. The games were most often held at Centennial Park in Sydney, although initially they were held at Edgecliffe and some demonstration games were held in Concord, Mosman and Sutherland.
Hobart Mercury reported that lacrosse was played in Tasmania in the mid-1880s, and in 1884 the New City lacrosse club recruited new members.  In 1906, Victorian teams played several games of lacrosse.Teams of North and South Tasmania.  In 1916, the Northern Tasmania Lacrosse Association withdrew from the competition for the title of prime minister due to the recruitment of men to participate in the war.  Lacrosse players were among those wounded or killed in the war.  In 1932, the Tasmanian team played in Victoria as a curtain against a North-South soccer match.  In Hobart Mercury of April 29, 1940, it was complained that although lacrosse flourished before the Great War, it is now extinct. 
The history of women’s lacrosse in Australia dates back to 1904 when Miss Gwyneth Morris, a physical education teacher at Merton Hall, Melbourne Church’s Girls’ Gymnasium, introduced the sport as part of a commitment team sports schools. 
In 1907, women practiced lacrosse in the Goldfields of Western Australia under the tutelage of men from the Kalgoorlie Lacrosse Club. 
The earliest registered women’s lacrosse club, St. George’s Women’s Lacrosse Club, was founded in 1913 in New South Wales. , soon followed by a club in Manley.  By 1914 there were four clubs and the competition was in place.  The NSW Women’s competition was suspended in July 1915 , presumably due to the First World War, with no further competition reported after that date.
By 1930, girls ‘lacrosse had directions from Miss Louis Hardy at St. Peter’s Collegiate Girls’ School and Girton House School in South Australia.  In 1931, the South Australian Lacrosse Association discussed the introduction of women’s lacrosse into the state. 
In 1936, the Victorian Women’s Lacrosse Association was formed. The games were centered around teams from the YWCA and Williamstown. By 1940, under wartime conditions, this sport had fallen into disrepair. 
It wasn’t until 1962 that women’s lacrosse resumed in Victoria. With the support of Mel Taylor of the Lacrosse Club of Williamstown, 4 teams were formed (Williamstown 2, Footscray and Malvern). Ms Joy Parker (former secretary of the Victorian Amateur Women’s Lacrosse Association) became president of the newly reformed women’s association.The South Australian Women’s Lacrosse Association was also formed around the same time, with the competition beginning in 1962. Due to a shortage of lacrosse clubs in Australia, the Women’s Lacrosse Association of South Australia sold 12 women’s Victorian Association clubs for £ 4.
In 1962, Mel Taylor noticed an advertisement in a newspaper in Adelaide that women could play lacrosse. Mal used this as an opportunity for an interstate match. The Australian Women’s Lacrosse Council (AWLC) was established under the leadership of Ms Joy Parker. Ms. Parker became inaugural President following the first match between Victoria and South Australia with Secretary Ms. Titter and Treasurer Ms. L. Rollie.
In 1965, a men’s lacrosse carnival was held in Perth, Western Australia, and the AWLC were invited to play their annual interstate match between Victoria and South Australia during that carnival. Western Australians were persuaded to form an association and join the AWLC at the same time. (Coincidentally, they also competed in what became the first women’s lacrosse championship.)
In 1975, the Tasmanian Women’s Lacrosse Association was formed in Hobart. In 1978, Tasmania became a full member of the AWLC and made its first official team at the 1978 Perth Championship.
National Championships for Seniors have been held annually since 1978, with South Australia reigning supreme from 1985 to 1996, when Victoria beat them in the final for the first time in 12 years; Victoria’s monumental victory and the end of South Australia’s impressive 12-year winning streak.
In 1970, the first U16 national championship was held, and in 1982 the first U19 interstate match was played between South Australia and Victoria at the Adelaide National Seniors Championships.
Major lacrosse centers are currently located in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, with each city hosting a multi-division club competition in their respective urban areas.Each of these cities hosts national league competitions for both men and women, which attract foreign players (most from the US) who are hosted by local clubs to help strengthen their teams as well as develop lacrosse programs for juniors. Most of the teams, both senior and junior, competing in lacrosse competitions across Australia are club-based, with small groups of school and university teams competing in club competitions.
Interstate competition, inherited from the colonial days of Australia, has become a feature of many sports in Australia, and lacrosse is no exception. The competition is usually held as an annual weeklong carnival, with venues varying between states. Nationals are a highlight of the Australian lacrosse calendar, featuring some of the country’s best lacrosse talent and a very high level of games.
Australia’s first ever interstate (then intercolonial) match took place in Brisbane in 1887, when New South Wales beat Queensland 1 goal to zero.  In 1888, Victoria defeated South Australia 5-1 at Melbourne Cricket Ground in the first match between the two colonies.  In 1910, MCG hosted the first Australian interstate lacrosse carnival. 
At senior and under 18 levels, each state sends its own elected team of representatives.At the Under 15 level, there is a national tournament to which Member States send one to three representative teams to level the playing field between the stronger and emerging lacrosse regions. National carnivals are now held at senior, under 18 and under 15 levels for both men and women. Often, several of these events are held at the same time in one place.
The Australian Lacrosse League was introduced in 2004 to replace the national carnival’s senior male instead of having state teams playing each other twice, with double headers (Saturday and Sunday games) being played over three weekends.Each state takes one double heading and travels after another. The two teams with the best round-robin wins / losses progress to the finals, having played on the weekend after the last round-robin match. Currently, the strongest lacrosse states – Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia – compete in ALL, but the league’s long-term goal is to include teams from all Australian states. However, four years later, due to the lack of support from South Australia and Victoria due to the increasing cost of participation in the ALL-style competition, in 2008 the national championship returned to the traditional carnival format.
The first Australian Club Lacrosse Championship was held in Adelaide on June 7, 2008. The women’s championship was won by the Newport Victoria women’s lacrosse club and the men’s championship was won by the Woodville lacrosse club of South Australia. The success of the first event saw the clubbing national championships return in 2009 in an expanded format, featuring premieres from the three major lacrosse-playing states, as well as a wildcard from one of those states to create the final format of the four.Due to the postponement of the national championships for the long weekend of June, the 2013 championship was held on October 5 and 6, 2013. Although it was held after the end of the 2013 season, it featured the respective state premieres of the 2012 season. Wembley declined an invitation to send in his women’s team, while the Williamstown men’s team withdrew from the men’s tournament at the last minute. The women’s tournament featured two teams and in one championship match, Brighton (South America) became the fourth consecutive Australian Club Championship to win over Newport (Vic). Lacrosse Glenelg’s Club of South Africa filled the vacancy left by Williamstown (Vic), competing with local rivals Brighton and Lacrosse Wembley and Brighton for the men’s title. Bayswater became the first Western Australian team to win the Australian Club Championship by beating Brighton.
Australia in international competition
In 1907, Australia’s first international lacrosse match against Canada was played at the MCG in front of 14,000 spectators. 
Australia has an important place in the international arena, consistently ranking in the top three in the men’s world championships, although it has never won a trophy.At the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships, Australia finished out of the top 3 for seniors for the first time, finishing fourth (behind Canada, the United States and the Iroquois). They also finished second in the first three Men’s U19 Lacrosse World Championships.
Australia’s women’s national teams have achieved even greater success. Although Australia has only a small fraction of the playing pool of other countries, Australia won two Senior Women’s World Championships (in 1986 and 2005), as well as the first World Under-19 Championship in 1995.Australia’s main rival in international women’s competition. competition – USA.
The Men’s Lacrosse World Championship was held in Australia three times – in 1974 (Melbourne), 1990 (Perth) and 2002 (Perth), and the Women’s Lacrosse World Championship was held once in Australia in 1989 …
– Mash, when are you moving?
– Saturday night. I decided to get a tattoo. I signed up for the morning at 10.30. Scary, kick-ass. Then I’ll pack my things leisurely and drag them to Bondai in the evening.I don’t know whether to get a tattoo …
– Of course to do it! And what do you want?
– Bird. You know, Vlad, I’m already a cookie, and I just miss the bird. Yesterday I spent the night at Jan’s, then in the afternoon went to lunch at Mike-Mowgli’s on Bondai. And in the evening I was on a date, I already lost track of which one, with the boy with Di Wai, remember?
– With whom you have seen twenty times already since March and you had nothing and you are like friends? And when, by the way, is Tris with Mike?
– Oh, well nafig. He wanted to have a threesome date with some of his Brazilian yogic girlfriend.I said I passed, he said I was a coward. Chicken. So, about a good boy … We went to see Vivid Sydney. He’s so correct and nice and shy. And I am with him straight Pts interesting and comfortable. He somehow wanted to kiss me a month ago, but I did not support this initiative. And we continued to communicate in a friendly way, as if nothing had happened. But the tension still hung in the air. It’s like we have different expectations.
– And he came with flowers yesterday! Red, roses, Vlad.This is a failure. He said that he liked me and that he wanted to date me.
– What are you?
– Well, what am I … he is good, and in principle I am pretty. But now I know what exactly people mean when they say all sorts of nonsense about the fact that they are not ready for a relationship and so on. This means that they just don’t like you enough and they have doubts about you. That’s what that means! I drove him a wheelchair about the fact that I had not yet recovered from the divorce, that I was not ready for responsibility. He broke up with his girlfriend after 7 years of relationship two years ago.We are obviously on different pages. He is ready to date someone, but I am not.
– Well, listen, if Ian invited you to meet, would you agree?
– Yes. I would agree to marry him. And in general, I would agree to everything.
– Well, that means it’s not that you haven’t recovered from the divorce. This is all nonsense. So what are you going to do with this romantic hero?
– Now I don’t know what I’m going to do, because I couldn’t think of anything smarter than how to kiss him goodbye.I need a man’s shoulder to cry on after June 11th. And now he is texting me that he has lost sleep and appetite. Well, I’m exaggerating, but the point is this. It’s all awful, you can’t do that. It’s like the Beverly Hills
– You’re doing everything right, Mash. You have to think about yourself.
– But that’s not all. Then there was an anecdote. I was already in my pajamas in a blanket when Ian wrote to me around midnight, and I went to pick him up from friends in Sari Hills, because he accidentally got drunk in the trash, and my maternal instinct could not allow him to take a taxi home in such a state.And stayed with him, of course. He’s so cute when drunk. Like a kitten.
– A busy day.
– Yes …
– Will you come to Anya’s party tomorrow?
– Hopefully. He said he was nervous. Afraid of you.
– All the rules will be.
– I give a tooth.
I have the best friends in the world. Thank you dear ones for putting up with me ????
Ancient Australian Aboriginal communication system
Sticks with messages
Throughout Australian history, there have been over two hundred different spoken languages and six hundred dialects among Aboriginal people, but no written language. How did Aboriginal people share information with various Aboriginal groups across the vast territory of Australia? The transfer of information between different tribes was carried out by means of wood sticks with pictures on them. For many hundreds of years, message sticks have been used by the ancestors of today’s Aboriginal people as a means of communication between individual indigenous groups. This form of communication is still used today in parts of Australia.
The messages were drawn or scratched on a stick, which was then transported by hand.The one who carried the message was traditionally given a safe and secure entry into the territory of another tribe. These sticks were a kind of entry visa or passport. The one who found a person with a message on his land had to deliver him to the elders of his kind without harming him. The messenger then relayed the message to the elders. The elders were required to provide the information ambassador with a safe passage through their lands in order to spread the information further or escort him back to the border of the territory with a response. Even when entering “enemy territory”, the bearer of the message was granted a kind of diplomatic immunity. When the one who carried the message entered foreign territory, a smoke signal was given, after the detection of which, he was escorted to the leader, where the messenger voiced the message.
The technology of applying messages depended on the traditions of the tribe who made this “baton”. Some groups made drawings, others cut or burned on them. Messages transmitted through these sticks could contain announcements of ceremonies, invitations to corrobori, warnings, marriage agreements, options for resolving disputes and other life situations, requests for resources, invitations to trade negotiations.Some of the chopsticks were made in a hurry, while others were prepared carefully, carefully and slowly, often with exquisite details. Each tribe had its own system of signs different from other signs. This made it easy to identify the affiliation. Moreover, the people involved in transporting messages were akin to diplomats; their knowledge of the languages of neighboring tribes allowed them to act as translators.
Usually they were no more than 30 centimeters long so that transportation would not be difficult for a tribe member.The body of the “letter” also contained symbols to confirm the authenticity of the message. It was a kind of auto signature or an analogue of the modern seal. It is noteworthy that the messages contained in these media could be understood by Aboriginal people from different regions of Australia, despite the fact that they have different languages and dialects.
History of the appearance of graphic codes
The invention of graphic codes for communication purposes is a rare event in human history.The first appearance of such a system of communication was in the Middle East: in Mesopotamia in 3200 BC and in Egypt, about the same time. Later, a similar system existed independently in China from 1200 to 1050 BC and in Mesoamerica in the five hundredth years BC.
Australian sticks were designed to facilitate the recitation ritual, being a kind of hint for remembering an oral message to the speaker. These little “cheat sheets” traveled long distances, made messengers responsible for transmitting information, and gave them a special status when moving across territorial boundaries.
Australian Graphic Heritage
Researchers noted that this messaging system was more developed in some regions than others. There were also tribes that were not involved in the system of cane messages at all. This is not surprising given the size of Australia and the number of different tribes inhabiting it. In addition, it also suggests that the culture of indigenous peoples should not be considered as a monolithic whole.
Message sticks have played an important role in communication between Aboriginal groups and have survived as an integral part of Australian cultural heritage.Today, it is estimated that there are 214 genuine Australian graphic communications systems in museums around the world, most of which were collected between 1880 and 1910. Another 144 are presented in the form of sketches or photographs.