Information For Parents

Junior Grades

We have a mixed side for children between the ages of 6 and 12. This grade is non-contact so your child only needs a stick, mouthguard, shorts and suitable footwear to play. Under 12 games start at 9:30 am on a Saturday and generally go for about an hour. Under 14 boys play at 9:30 am on Saturdays. This grade has some checking and contact so the players wear protective gloves and helmets. Under 16 is a little more contact and play at 11 am on Saturday. Under 18s have similar rules to seniors so it is full contact. The protective gear means lacrosse players are far less likely to get injured than players of many other sports.

Girls start in Under 11s however many of our girls play both Under 11 and/or Under 12. Both these grades are non-contact. Mouthguard are compulsory and jewellery must not be worn whilst playing. Eye goggles are optional. These requirements are the same in all women’s grades.

The club understands equipment is a big investment for parents. The club maintains a small supply of helmets, gloves and sticks to loan to new players until they get their own gear.

The Club encourages all its players to try out for representative sides – even if it is just for the experience of the training. For those players good enough to make representative sides, the club provides financial assistance and supports fund-raising activities to assist with costs.

The following table details what a representative player can expect from the Club with regard to financial assistance.

When the tournament is held Altona Lacrosse Club donation to each Altona representative player*
Overseas $500
Interstate $300
Local $150
* Amounts are a guide only and may vary depending on, for example, how many representatives we have in the team or any other additional considerations the Committee considers relevant. Altona will also donate the use of the clubrooms and provide support for trivia nights or for any other fundraising activity our representatives may wish to hold.
Players must have paid their fees to be eligible for assistance.

Club Communication

The Club produces an electronic newsletter regularly during the season. This is emailed to members. If we do not have your email address please tell a committee member, as a hard copy can be made available. This webpage is also regularly updated with the latest news.

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