Thunder rumbles to resounding win

Kefford Whyte, from Two Rocks, was part of the unbeatable West Australian Northern Thunder under-15 lacrosse team.
Kefford Whyte, from Two Rocks, was part of the unbeatable West Australian Northern Thunder under-15 lacrosse team.

The squad of 16 boys, made up of players from the Wanneroo and Wembley lacrosse clubs, won all their games against teams from South Australia, Victoria and WA in the seven-day event.

Northern Thunder played Victoria’s Western Metro in a nail-biting grand final, where they managed to secure a one-point victory.

Coach Sam Ramsay said he was proud of the team and the skills each member displayed.

‘We spent an intense 10 weeks training before the championships, increasing our fitness and practising our skills and game plans,’ he said.

‘At the championships we had some very tough games against other teams, winning a couple by just one goal. The level of competition was extremely high.’

Assistant coach Gareth Allen said lacrosse was one of the fastest games in the world, similar to ice hockey, but on grass or artificial turf.

‘It originated in America with the native American Indians and is now played in countries across the globe including Korea, Japan, Canada and Finland,’ Allen said.

Both coaches play State League lacrosse ” Ramsay for Wembley Lacrosse Club and Allen at Wanneroo Lacrosse Club.

If anyone is interested in playing lacrosse, visit lacrossewa.com.au