Wanneroo players set sights on world championships

Konrad Frankee (left) with Wanneroo Lacrosse Club’s 12 players aiming to play for Australia in the under-19 world championships in 2016.
Konrad Frankee (left) with Wanneroo Lacrosse Club’s 12 players aiming to play for Australia in the under-19 world championships in 2016.

Club coach Konrad Frankee, one of the three WA-based coaches for the squad, said training for the world championship would start this year.

‘A number of these Wanneroo players were part of the WA under-15s premiership team in 2013 and then went on to win the Australian under-15 championship as part of the Northern Thunder Lacrosse Team and have been selected in the WA team for the Australian under-18 championships in Bendigo next month,’ Frankee said.

‘We have high expectations that Wanneroo Lacrosse Club will be well-represented in the final Australian team. It will take a lot of hard work and dedication, but these guys are ready to represent their country, and will make the club, WA and Australia proud.’

Frankee said the next two years involved rigorous state-based training and in early 2016, the team of 23 would be announced.