Altona Lacrosse Club is located in Melbourne Victoria, the heartland of lacrosse, with the largest lacrosse dedicated facility in Australia. The club is always looking to host overseas male and female players every season.
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Every year, the Altona Lacrosse Club welcomes North American players to play. Typically, these will be players of NCAA Division 1 standard and they take on roles in coaching our juniors as well as playing in the highest lacrosse competition in Victoria, the State League competition. They also undertake paid work by running lacrosse clinics in local schools. Our overseas players typically receive free room and board from members of the club as well as assistance in finding jobs. We are a very young State League side and socially our overseas players fit in very well with team mates of similar ages.
If you are an overseas player, male or female, interested in joining our club, download this letter from our president for further information.
Our season runs from March to September.
Making the life changing decision of traveling down to Melbourne and playing for the Altona Lacrosse Club has been by far, the best move that I’ve ever made. The level of play is very competitive and the Saturday games with minimal subs leave you exhausted for the next couple days. We practiced twice a week so you have a lot of free time to either travel, surf or work. After four years of playing in college, lacrosse became more of a job than a game; but the first game down in Australia brought the fun and enjoyment right back into the game.Michael Rhoads (NCAA Division 1 – University of Virginia)
The club and families that keep it organized/managed couldn’t have taken any better care of me. They helped me find work during the season, gave me a place to stay, and literally did not stop feeding me! I was welcomed into their homes and immediately became a part of their family. Going down and playing for Altona Lacrosse Club is so much more than just continuing your lacrosse career or traveling down to Australia to party… you’ll have to make that leap and buy a plane ticket to see for yourself.
My experience with Altona Lacrosse Club was beyond my expectations. Everyone was so welcoming and and comforting in helping us get settled in. People went out of their way constantly to make sure that we had the best experience possible. You’ll make life-long friends from this experience and have more fun than you’ve ever had playing lacrosse.Adam Ceribelli (NCAA Division 1 – Towson University)