Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Lacrosse Continues to Grow in New Zealand

Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the United States, and it continues to spread to New Zealand.

This weekend, Wellington Lacrosse will send both a men’s and a women’s team to compete at the New Zealand Lacrosse National Tournament in Auckland.

This year marks one of the strongest for the teams, which feature an internationally diverse group of 12 girls and 17 boys.

Lacrosse, nicknamed “the fastest sport on two feet,” has already spread to local high schools. Following in the footsteps of Auckland, which has run a successful high school league for years, Wellington featured five girls’ teams this past year.

Men’s team coach Greg Haynie, who coached in the girls’ high school league, hopes to see men’s lacrosse available in schools within the next two years.

This June will also mark the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in Denver, USA, which will host teams from 38 nations and all 7 continents. The New Zealand National Team will be attending, and will play in a division with Argentina, Russia, and Wales.

Both tournaments will increase the sport’s exposure in New Zealand and across the world. With its fast pace, intense action, and nuanced strategy, the sport is already drawing young men and women away from more popular sports like Baseball and Basketball.

If you are interested in playing or learning more about the sport, please email the team at lacrossewellington@gmail.com or join the Wellington Lacrosse Facebook page.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news