(Lacrosse Scotland) After a successful Home Internationals 2015 campaign and USA training tour, Lacrosse ScotlandU19 Head Coach Kate Nelson-Lee is pleased to announce the 18 players who will welcome the world to Edinburgh for this summer’s FIL Rathbones Women’s U19 World Championship.
“We have a great group of girls who will do Scotland proud,” says Nelson-Lee. “The players have worked incredibly hard on and off the field to be selected. The coaching staff are excited by the talent they have had to choose from and are looking forward to working with the squad as they enter into the final stages of their preparations continue to work with the team on their fitness and tactics in preparation for the tournament.”
David Macaulay, Regional Director for Rathbone Investment Management (Rathbones) who sponsor the U19s Scottish team said, “These young women demonstrate what hard work and commitment can achieve. We are proud to be a part of the team’s journey, and to support them as they represent Scotland on the international stage.”
The team will be looking to equal or better their sixth place finish in the Hannover World Championships in 2011. The team goes into the tournament ranked as top seed in Pool B. They will face Germany on pitch 1 at Peffermill Playing fields at 19.30pm on the opening day of play on the 23rd July.
Scotland’s 2015 U19 World Championship Squad
Gap Year (St Leonard’s)
University of Stirling
Gap Year (Stowe School)
Withington Girls’ School
St. Leonard’s School
Gap Year (Queen Margaret’s)
St. Catherine’s, Bramley
Cheltenham Ladies College
St Catherine’s Bramley
Kate Nelson-Lee, Head Coach
Pauline Davey, Manager
Abbie Mitchell, Assistant Coach
Jen Allison, Assistant Coach
Val Houston, Assistant Coach, S&C
Vanessa Heywood, GK Coach and Physio
2015 FIL Rathbones Women’s U19 World Championship Website: http://www.u19wc2015.co.uk/
Find out more about Lacrosse Scotland:
Website – U19 Women’s Page: http://www.lacrossescotland.com/page/national/u19-women/information-3671/
Facebook – U19 Women’s Page: https://www.facebook.com/U19scotlandlacrosse
Twitter – U19 Women’s Page: https://twitter.com/U19ScotLax
About Lacrosse Scotland
Lacrosse has a long history in Scotland with men’s and women’s games first being played in the late 1800’s. Indeed, the first ever game of women’s lacrosse in the world was played at St. Leonards School in St. Andrews.
Lacrosse Scotland Ltd was incorporated in 2005 when the Scottish Lacrosse Association reorganised into a company limited by guarantee. Lacrosse Scotland (LS) is a not-for-profit organisation which exists for the benefit of lacrosse in Scotland.
In 2011, the board moved to a smaller structure of 6 directors. This was so that these directors could focus on the strategy, supported by a group of new subcommittees.
The membership of Lacrosse Scotland is based around clubs, schools, and individual members. There are five mainstream variants of lacrosse played in Scotland including; women’s field, mixed field, men’s field, men’s indoor, and a children’s version of lacrosse called pop.
To be recognised as a leading centre of Lacrosse in Europe.
To provide our members with outstanding Mixed and Men’s leagues that player’s dream of playing in.
To provide our club leaders with outstanding support enabling them to develop sustainable clubs composed of multiple teams, great coaches and knowledgeable officials.
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Telephone: +44 01313399181
About the FIL
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 52 member nations and holds five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.