WANNEROO Lacrosse Club is hoping a $20,000 grant will help boost the number of juniors taking up the sport.
The club’s modcrosse program, which promotes a non-contact version of the game for free to local schools, will be the main beneficiary of the funding.
Representative Steve Mellor said they would use the grant to provide additional equipment and fund development officers who run the school clinics.
“Many of the development officers are lacrosse players from the club,” he said.
“The club is aiming to build numbers for the future and through the clinics, provided free-of-charge to schools, the club is hoping to encourage the formation of school teams to compete on a regular basis on Saturday mornings.”
The club received the grant as part of the City of Joondalup’s Sports Development Program. Mellor was hoping to build on the recent success of the club, which is the biggest in WA and won four senior premierships last year.
“The majority of players in those successful teams came through the modcrosse ranks, and a number of those have gone on to represent WA in national competitions and the club has several representatives in various Australian lacrosse teams,” he said.
Wanneroo Lacrosse Club runs modcrosse games on Saturday mornings at Penistone Reserve.