LAX to the MAX! Burnley College teams up with England Lacrosse to provide grass-roots training at schools across Lancashire
Burnley College has been awarded a grant by England Lacrosse to promote the sport throughout East Lancashire.
The national sporting organisation have a close relationship with the College and its on-site Sport and Fitness facility Fitness Evolution.
England’s national team already use the college’s outstanding strength and conditioning facilities for training. Now the College has won a bid to run a project from September which will develop provision within schools and the community.
England Lacrosse are now hoping to see the netted lacrosse sticks become a regular sight across the playing fields of Lancashire.
Bradley Pates, manager of the Academy of Sport and Elite Athlete Programme at Burnley College says it’s great news for the sport:
This grant will allow us to really raise the profile of this exciting, competitive and rewarding sport. We plan to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and invest in training.
“England Lacrosse has already been to Burnley College to deliver training on the coaching fundamentals of the sport. This is ensuring we’re ready to deliver expert-level training from day one in primary schools and high schools.
“But it also means our students and learners have the opportunity to train as activator coaches so they can help with the delivery of lacrosse training in the community.
“It’s a win win situation for everyone.”
Lacrosse, often referred to as LAX, is thought to date back to the 12th century, with the modern rules coming in to play in Canada in the 1860s.
Fitness Evolution is a multi-million pound strength and conditioning facility that works with Burnley College to provide award-winning courses and qualifications for every level of sportsperson from Sunday soccer star to Premier League players.
Learn more: https://fitnessevo.co.uk/