A warm welcome to the Web Site of Bath Lacrosse Club.
We are the oldest current club team in the West of England, and welcome anybody who wants to try the great sport of Lacrosse. From beginners to experts we welcome you all, just fill in the contact form and we'll get back to you.
BLC is affiliated to the English Lacrosse Association and enters two squads at senior level into the South of England Men’s Lacrosse Association League. BLC also has strong links with Bath University, giving preferential membership to Students (more for freshers) providing weekend game time in the club squads.
BLC plays its home games on the Recreation Ground in Bath, founded in 1983 the club used council pitches at Odd Down until moving to the centre of town in 1985.
BLC employs an American Local Development Officer in order to take the game into schools in the South West, the current crop of young people now playing seniors have been representative on the South of England Squad at U19, U16 and U14 at various times.
One of the highlights on the Lacrosse calendar is the Bath Eights, started in 1985 to promote the club, it is now one of the biggest tournaments in Europe, traditionally held on the first Saturday in September it boasts a capacity entry of 33 teams each year, bringing over 400 lacrosse players and numerous supporters to the City.
For the club training schedule and venues
2012 Development team ready to go.
The 2012/13 season could be one of the most significant in the clubs history, the long term plans to have satellite junior squads around the city in order to create local competition is beginning to bear fruit. Trowbridge has been playing the odd Senior game, and it is significant that, at the Mid-West sixes the town put out 12 players all 22 and below, they made the Plate Semi-final, quite an achievement, Bath also fielded a senior side AND a University side (over 30 players); Chippenham School continue to see Lacrosse as a great alternative and the after school club at Sheldon College is growing steadily. Teacher training sessions in the school clusters around the West side of Bath (23 teachers at the Grange School Sports Partnership through a project supported by Matalan will begin to bear fruit as the sport gets more exposure. Bath City are close to running a third team, having already entered the Minor Flags it’s only a matter of time till the team plays in West 2. The Ladies team is looking more solid, entering the 8 aside tournament at the beginning of the month, with the new freshers at Bath University to come there should be a good sized pool of players to choose from.
ESPN Brazil come to Trowbridge
ESPN Brazil, as part of their Olympic coverage are making a series of news items based on each letter of the Alphabet, not all sporty, although sport obviously features highly.
So when they got to L the only thing they could think of was Lacrosse.
Unfortunately, due to the summer holidays, Olympics etc there was no Lacrosse around London to show the reporter, Marcel Duarte.
English Lacrosse South Regional Officer, Nik Roberts suggested (light heartedly) that a session takes place in Trowbridge, Wiltshire on Sundays; run by Bath LDO to be Luke Wilmot, only 3 hours West of the capital. No problem, what time do you want us there came the reply.
Marcel turned up with Camera man Caio Salles and filmed the Trowbridge players going through their drills, they interviewed Luke and Nik and went away happy.
"It was a bit weird being asked the question twice, once in English and then in Portugese to Camera" Said NIk Roberts
Thats Lacrosse in the bag....M? Moustaches and Movember apparently.
Radstock museum include Lacrosse in exhibition
Radstock museum are running a three month exhibit called "Discover Sport"
June 19th to August 30th 2012
The museum has invited local clubs to display the sport showing both historic and modern aspects.
Bath LC have been given one of the biggest displays, with manikins showing the protective clothing and an electronic display showing a slide show of Bath players and equipment.
Lacrosse players make good leaders
Matt King has been made head boy at Clarendon College, no doubt his Lacrosse playing experience and leadership qualities played a part in his selection. To cap the good news, Joseph Brickell has been made deputy head boy.
Well done to both and good news for Lacrosse.
Both will be playing for the firsts next seaon in attack, it's a good job they work well together